I can’t recall all the dream jobs I had when I was a kid but I remember the ones that stuck with me the longest. I wonder if this says something about me because as a kid I was always changing what I wanted to be when I grew up, one time I remember wanting to be a teacher, another was a model, fashion designer, a zoologist, a lawyer and even a writer. Was this just stages that all children go through? I don’t really think it is because my own kids normally go through two changes but they keep that dream job on the top.
An example of this was when I homeschooled my oldest he would for years say he wanted to be a paleontologist and it wasn’t until he turned 10 and would go into public school that he changed his mind. In fact I would aim every lesson at his interest, which is how I remember exactly how long his dream job stuck. I even considered sending him to camps for it. Once he was in public school his mind shifted and since then on he has wanted to be a CEO of a company. He is still wanting that, he plans on getting a Business degree and going that route.
My older daughter was more like me in the shifting from one thing to the next. For a long time she wanted to be a fashion designer and every Christmas/Birthdays we’d get her something fashion related, including the art pads and all of that. She went from that to wanting to be a teacher and is now considering coir. Her younger sister went from wanting to be a vet to a zoologist, so she hasn’t changed much if anything I think she is getting more focused on the area in which she wants to help animals.
Never once did I plan on being a parent and the truth is I was petrified of becoming one because long ago I was told what happened to me as a child I would do. Truth be told those people were wrong and if I even thought someone was hurting my kids….well I won’t even go there. I couldn’t picture my life any other way, my life is centered around my kids. I enjoy every moment I have on this Earth with them.
I may not have considered being a stay at home mom when I was younger but that’s how things change. You can be going straight towards a goal and one thing changes and puts you in motion for a new one. A few years ago I finished college, I now have a Bachelors in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing. Why? After all these years I want to do what I already do at home but get paid more for it.
This is my Day #2 “What Did You Want to be Growing up?” What did you want to be growing up and how has it changed or stayed the same?