Friday, August 17, 2012

"What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?" Good Question.....

So I had decided yesterday that on Fridays, my thing is going to be reading through random blogs (always fun and a good way to find new ones to follow), finding a subject that someone has written about and then doing my own spin-off from that. So I was reading through a new blog I'm following (you can check her out here: ) and one of her posts made me start thinking (yet again) about what I want to be 'when I grow up'. I mean, come on...I'm a 31 year old SAHM and plan on continuing in this role until all of my kids are in school. I have always had a million interests, but never one that I'm so passionate about that I actually want to pursue it. I've wanted to be a teacher, a nurse, a missionary (which I would still love to do but my dear hubby does not share that dream), a marriage and family therapist, a youth minister, a police officer, a flight attendant (which I was SO close to being...I mean, I was IN and then decided to give that up...BIG regret to this day) and...yeah, I am sure there are more! The one think that has stuck the most and is also one thing that even my husband has said he thought kinda made sense for me (that's big), is becoming a realtor. I am not a salesperson. I have never tried selling Mary Kay, or Scentsy, or Tupperware, or any of those other "do it from home" things...because I hate trying to convince a person to buy something or having to talk in front of people...the thought of holding one of those little parties makes me cringe. But sell a house? Sure...I think I could do it! I LOVE watching all of those know the ones. House Hunters, My First Place, Property Virgins, yes...LOVE THEM!!! Bring on the marathons! I don't know why exactly this is something that appeals so much to me, but it does. I can remember when, about 12 years ago (my gosh that makes me feel old!), I was teaching at a preschool in Charlotte and one of my little girlies momma's husbands had lost his job and was getting his realtors license (is that what you get?) and even then I was so curious about it and thought "hm...that would be fun to do!". When Michael and I were looking at houses to buy, I loved it! You know how most people get tired of seeing house after house and just get totally burnt out? Not me...I would have been happy just looking, and looking, and....looking some more. Haha The question here is, will I ever actually pursue this? I mean, the market right now is awful (maybe that will change in the next 5 or 6 can hope), I tend to lose interest in these ideas I have (though this one has stuck for awhile), is it really worth taking a chance at it in a town as small as mine (maybe we'll have moved by then). I guess only God knows what will happen! I can only have faith that He, at least, has a plan for me...even when I don't have one for myself.

So those are my ramblings for today. 31 years old and I still can't answer the question "what do you want to be when you grow up"? I DON'T KNOW! It's kind of like I have career ADD. *sigh* I guess with this one...only time will tell. I'll let y'all know what happens in about 6 years, k? Okay.


Nicole Hughes said...

I'm in the same boat! My husband is starting school this week, just a couple of classes this semester so we'll see how it goes. He's just decided he wants to go for business management. Back in the days before kids we talked about opening our own store. I don't know if I want to be roped in to a family business.
For the past several years I've been thinking about going back to school myself and obtaining a certificate in medical assisting. I know I could do it, and I think I'd enjoy doing it, but would I LOVE it? I'm just not sure.

Anonymous said...

I think we put too much stock in "knowing" what we want to be. Some people know, some people learn slowly as our lives unfold. Nothing wrong with either one. Keep putting one foot in front of the other, you'll be fine.
Karen @ Baking In A Tornado