~As children we are always asked what we want to be when we grow up. With so many different things out there you can do with your life how do you choose the right path? What if you choose something and then realise it’s not the right choice? I have found this to be an ongoing struggle in my life and frankly, I still don’t really know.
Am I even grown up? I still feel like a little kid most of the time, I don’t like working for other people and I usually leave my jobs because they’re not the right fit for me. I just want to be free and dance around camp fires naked while the cool air touches my skin!
make money doing that… and money makes the world go around right?
So maybe it’s not a question of what we want to be when we grow up. Maybe… it’s what do we have to be?
Some people become mothers and fathers at a young age and are suddenly forced to be parents. Did our parents lie to us when they said, “You can be anything you want to be!?” Did they truly believe that?
I believe in the end it is essentially our choice. We choose to follow our true path or to do what needs to be done. But, if we choose what needs to be done does that mean we die with regrets?
That’s what I fear.
I don’t want to have regrets that I didn’t do the things I wanted to do… like travel and see the world… Or write about my experiences for those who care to hear about them… Or help those less fortunate.
I’ve decided to follow my true path as a writer and I thank my Mommy for encouraging me to start writing again, because if she didn’t… I may be stuck with something I really don’t want right now. I may not know where my writing is going but it’s start.
Instead I choose to believe that it is true.
We can be whatever we want… so shoot for the stars my friends!
Don’t be afraid to start over again if you’re doing something that’s not quite what you want to be doing. Maybe at first we have to do what we have to do… but if happiness is the key to a fulfilled life then at some point we MUST do what is in our hearts 🙂
So… what do YOU want to be when you grow up?
Happy writing! xo