03 September 2014

When I Grow Up.


Today's prompt for Blog-tember is, what do you want to be when you grow up? After I pointed out the above, I realized, to me that is the million dollar question, what do I want to be or do when I grow up? If you would have asked me that question a year and a half ago, it would have been that I dreamed of being a court reporter, ask me a year ago up to about the last couple of months, I would have said I wanted to own my own coffee shop.  Now? It changes day to day, hour to hour. 

 If I were to be completely honest with myself, I would love to be able to write for a living. I want to write words that impact lives.  I want to share my thoughts with the world.  That's something concrete that I can work towards I believe, but right now? When I haven't even completed a NaNoWriMo challenge before or sat down and outlined or anything that signifies, to me at least, the starting of a career in writing, I need something that will pay my bills.  

My parents want me to go to school and get a degree, but I tried that once, and I'm not so sure formal education is for me anymore.  I'm not academically strong.  I made okay grades in high school, but it wasn't the easiest for me.  I have thrown around the idea of going for accounting or vet tech.  Accounting appeals to me because I love numbers and love making them work and figuring out problems with them.  Vet tech because I love pets, but I don't think I could handle all the science.  

I was reading She Said Yes by the mother of one of the Columbine victims and I've read this book multiple times, but this time for whatever reason it stirred a lot of emotions in me, and it was almost like God was using it to speak to me, weird as it may sound, like He was telling me that instead of worrying what occupation I need to be in, just worry about loving people.  

My calling is to love people.  I love loving people.  I love helping people.  So when I grow up, or grow old or however you want to put it, I want to keep loving people. Regardless, if I'm still working in retail customer service, if my dreams of being a bestselling author come to fruition, if I am able to love people throughout my life as Jesus loves me, I will consider myself at the top of my career. 

What do you want to be when you grow up? 

linking up with Bailey Jean! 


  1. I don't think we'll ever have it all figured out. I'm nearly 30 and still don't know what I want to do. I'm doing what I can, doing what I need to to pay my bills and enjoy life. If you're happy and you're loving people isn't that the most important thing?

  2. That's right.....shoot for the stars!!!


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