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 🙂
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?