Tuesday, October 18, 2011

When I Grow Up

At 5 Years Old I Was Particularly Ambitious.
I was also extremely lucky, because from a young age, even today--both of my parents instilled in me the belief that "I can do anything, I can be anything I want to, All I need to do is dream it...then I'll do it."

What did I want to be at 5...
A lawyer/model/mommy/princess/president
No really. I have this in writing...my kindergarten writing.

10 years old in Mrs. Furrow's 4th Grade we had to take a survey telling us what our strengths/interests corresponded with in regards to a job.
I was mostly purples and greens--Judge, Lawyer, Politician, Salesman, CEO.
The Lawyer, Politican and CEO stuck with me--especially with images of Power Suits and Huge Cell Phones just dancing through my head.

Freshman Year Of High School...15 years old.
I had a plan. Get through high school, get into the college of my choice, which would allow me to do the same for law school.
Again, I still wanted to be a Lawyer, Politician, but I took a particularly inspiring drama class that put in my mind maybe I would be a fabulous (read Oscar Winning) actress...retrospectively isn't that what both of my job choices require?

20 years old. Sophomore Year of College.
Consumed with Tennis, Sorority, Boys, and my ever changing major. 
I settled on and fell in love with Elementary Education...but knew that I still wanted to be a Lawyer.

(Almost) 25 Years Old.
Second Year Of Law School.
I wish I would have realized at 5 , I would need to specialize as an attorney--maybe I'd know what I wanted to do with my life.
I still want to be an attorney, a politician, maybe a lobbyist...and most definitely a mom, and some might say that I've already met my goal of being a princess.

What did you, or do you want to be when you grow up!?


  1. I think it's that time of the year. Everyone is kind of doubting themselves and feeling worried about their law-school-life choices! Ugh!
    When I was little I wanted to be a lawyer. Or a CEO. Weird how that happens. Then for a while I wanted to write, or edit. But when I was about to graduate college I realized that writing/editing probably wasn't realistic, so I went to law school, and now it's that time of the year and I'm doubting my choices. Ha. Funny how life works.

  2. My dream job?? Owning my own business or working for a fashion/beauty company that I love. Eventually I would love to be a mother... But not right now :)