What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

My husband is odd.

Apart from his many charming quirks, he knew exactly what he was going to be when he grew up -at THE AGE OF THIRTEEN. Some kids are still learning to self-feed at that age.

I, on the other hand, had little clue. I’ve been pondering on the idea lately; because clearly I should have had something I did want, if I didn’t want to be a mother. What was so disruptive about parenting, when I had no other plans to disrupt?

Welllll… I did want to be President of the United States.

I also thought about mechanical engineering, math teaching, freelance artistry, being a doctor, piloting for the Air Force, and editing.

Still, that was only thinking about those career options. It wasn’t planning my whole career path to that end. It wasn’t actually graduating in something pertaining to government offices or piloting.

And now I’m stuck in motherhood.

Can’t go around it. Can’t go over it. Guess I’ll go through it.



Photo credit: Sai De Silva

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