Tuesday, June 2, 2015

What I wanted to be "when I grew up"

Another installment of Andrea's Show and Tell Tuesday: what I wanted to be "when I grew up".

First of all, I always knew I wanted to be a Mom.  I remember in Kindergarten being interviewed and telling the teacher I was going to have 4 children.  Now, I don't think I'll actually have four, but you bet becoming a mom fulfilled and exceeded my desires.

Job wise, I have run the gamut (I have an active imagination haha) and considered being:
  1. an Author (this is still totally in the running)
  2. an Oceanographer (living right on the Pacific Ocean inspires grandeur)
  3. a Director (per a high school aptitude test, haha)
  4. a Child Psychologist
The last one was influenced by the movie The Cell with Jennifer Lopez and Vince Vaughn.  S-c-a-r-y.  But it was so good and it had me bawling and vowing I would go to Stanford and become a psychologist and help as many children as I could.  At the age of 16. Well, I never went to Stanford and I have yet to even take a Psychology course, but I realized early on that I get too emotionally invested and wouldn't make a very good passive observer.
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So, I may not have become any of the things I thought I would, but I feel like I am exactly where I should be and doing what God saw best for me.  I love being a Preschool Teacher and listen, sometimes it feels like I'm psycho-analyzing 3 year olds ;) I can also be silly, affectionate and randomly burst out in song, just because, and that suits me perfectly.

What did you want to be "when you grew up?"


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2 comments:

  1. So sweet. Marissa has been telling me for years that she wants to be a mom. She is going to have four kids too. A set of twin girls, a boy and another girl. She even has the boy named Jack, lololol. Oh my goodness that girl knows what she wants.

    I just love that you always knew you wanted to be a mom. I don't think I had the dream until I was quite a few years older. It is so nice to have my dream job :).

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  2. Don't you just love those tests that told you what you should be? lol! I think I remember one of mine saying "A Manager". A manager of what exactly? Who knows! lol!

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