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When I grow up…

One simple question: What do you want to be when you grow up? Seems like an easy answer, but it’s not. Not by a long shot. I wanted to be a Lawyer, Astronaut, Singer, Actress, I believed I could be all those things too. I was delusional you see…

I studied Journalism/Advertising in college and even got me one of them fancy Bachelor’s Degree’s. I was all ready to be an Advertising Copywriter *dreams of a corner office- loving what I do every day (still delusional) *twinkle in my eye for the future*

Reality hits me after college *thunk*

Woa- you mean you can’t get a job in advertising anymore unless you are exceptional, had a great internship at an advertising agency, of which there are like two nearby? What nonsense you say?

I became more and more jaded (unfortunetely, no really I’m not a fan of jadedness(?)

That brings me to the present- Thank goodness I have my writing- and in case you were wondering- that is what I want to be when I grow up-

Am I happy with my job?- no, not really- but hey- it’s a job, and I do have a nice office with my own pictures, desk etc. Am I jaded? You better believe it, don’t think that will change. Am I happy about what I’ve chosen to do in my career?- not yet, but hopefully the best is yet to come πŸ™‚

I will leave you with a quote from a great animated tale called Kung Fu Panda (at least that’s where I heard it, may be some old proverb?)

“You are too concerned with what was and what will be. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is mystery, today is a gift, that’s why it’s called the present.”

So… What do you want to be when you grow up?

6 Responses to β€œWhen I grow up…”

  1. Iapetus999 says:

    Well, okay.
    A) Do I really want to grow up? It’s pretty overrated.
    B) A writer. After a 20-year career in software I’m throwing it all away to become a writer. I just don’t have any passion for software anymore.
    So I hope I can do it.

  2. EriCan says:

    Yeah I hear ya. I have NO passion for what I do for my day job either. I wouldn’t call leaving the software biz throwing it away, if you feel passionately about something else it’s a good thing!

    I agree- I’d rather be a Toys R Us kid than an adult any day πŸ™‚

  3. EriCan says:

    I guess nothing else matters if we aren’t alive to enjoy it!

  4. I’ve always wanted to work from home. I studied graphic design with the idea in the back of my head that eventually I could do that, but that was before the internet became what it is. I’m fortunate things might actually be working out the way I want them to.

  5. EriCan says:

    That’s so great that you are doing what you want from home. I thought about Graphic Design, but I’m not sure I’m that artistic. I did some programs for a couple places I worked, and that was a lot of fun.

    You can write and you’re artistic! What a great combo πŸ™‚

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