Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Ever since I was a little girl, I knew that I wanted to be a writer. I never considered being a teacher or a nurse or anything else. Well, except a nun. Now, stop laughing those of you who know me. I really did think about being a nun. Why I didn't is a story for another day.
Anyway, I followed the path that I knew I wanted. And it's been a good choice for me. Being a writer allowed me to freelance for almost 10 years while staying home with my babies. It's given me an outlet for creativity. And it's come in handy for online Scrabble.
But I do think about what I want to do with the rest of my life. Oh, I'll continue being a writer for a while, probably forever in some capacity. However, I'm so much more aware of the possibilities now -- 20 years after I started college.
Some days I think I'd like to be a nurse when I grow up. Or a hospital chaplain (probably leftover from my nun wannabe days). I might like to try my hand at art. I think I'd make a great personal shopper. Or I might just be a lady who lunches. That'd be okay too.
Because I plan to take advantage of the free college tuition for my kids that my current job provides, I don't intend to make any career change anytime soon. But it is fun to think about.
How about you? What do you want to be when you grow up?