Maybe Peter Pan had the right idea; to never grow up and live in Neverland forever sounds like a dream! As I headed off to work last week I told the hubs, I wish someone would have stressed why I shouldn’t grow up too fast. Maybe if they’d said “Don’t grow up, it’s a trap!” I would have listened a little harder. I was always in a rush to be an adult. Even in college I rushed to graduate early so I could get that big girl paycheck. Let me tell you, adulting isn’t what you think.
Looking back, what did you want to be when you grew up? Are you what you wanted to be? Here are a few of mine.
Astronomer: Obsessed with the stars! I remember knowing all the major constellations and being able to point them out in the sky. I loved learning about the planets, the solar system, the sun…I loved it all. One Christmas I got a telescope “from Santa” and remember being so excited and wanting it to get dark so my parents and I could use it. I also remember year after year in school I hoped the teachers would cover the galaxy, but they never did.
Paleontologist: I had a dinosaur place mat growing up (what a funny thing to remember) and I could name all the dinosaurs and tell you loads of facts about each one. The thought of discovering something so old buried in the ground was exciting. You can really see my nerd side coming out. 😛 Even now when we visit museums the fossils fascinate me. Like astronomy, I hoped my teachers would do a series on paleontology or archaeology. Archaeology was another area of interest for me.
|Pictures taken on a trip to the Houston Museum of Natural Science in 2014|
Writer: Around 4th or 5th grade I took an interest in reading and writing. Still to this day I can devour a novel in one sitting. Obviously at 9-12 years old I wasn’t reading novels, but during the summer I would blaze through a book and move onto the next. Reading is so relaxing and allows you to enter a world not your own and use that thing called an imagination! After reading so much I began writing short stories, mostly fiction and adventure. I could have been JK Rowling! Dang it! I still love reading and research. Nerd alert again haha
Dietitian: To be honest, I have no idea where this interest stems from. I like food, I like being healthy…maybe the combination of how food fuels the body is what drew me to this profession. Around my senior year of high school and into college this is what I found interesting, but I did not pursue it as a degree and maybe I regret that now, I’m not sure. Nutrition and making better choices when it comes to food is still important to me. Not saying I don’t eat pizza, all desserts, and anything covered in cheese, but making better choices more frequently than not is what I am getting at here.
I hope you learned something about me today. Did any of those career paths surprise you? Tell me what you wanted to be when you grew up. Until next post…xoxo Becca