Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Changing Careers

The great thing about being a kid is that each day you can choose what you want to be when you grow up. You can change that at will. No one is pressuring you to decide between a cowboy and a firefighter, and even if you decide to be a pink marker when you grow up, that’s ok. (I vividly remember being in preschool and having the “what do you want to be when you grow up” discussion, and one girl wanted to be a pink magic marker.)

Sometimes I wish I still had that freedom. Don’t get me wrong, my lifelong dream was to become a teacher, but some careers weren’t possibilities when I was younger. I’d love to be a social media manager for a company or further my math degree by adding engineering and become a Disney Imagineer. Other days I wish I could open my own bakery and decorate cakes for a living. There are times I really miss being a cake decorator. The smells, the daily use of creativity, the free cake: it all rocked! Who knows, maybe one day I will do one of those careers, but with the economy the way it is now, a change is not coming soon unless it’s to move states and continue teaching.

Lucky for them, Joshua and Katelyn (my nephew and niece) are still young enough to change their minds every 5 minutes. Joshua really wants to be a firefighter, and I’ve promised to keep my opinions on that to myself from now on. Katelyn hasn’t proclaimed her choice yet, but she is so smart, so creative, and loves books so much that I’m sure she’ll succeed at anything she does.

I decided to close the poll early since it looked like 9 voters was as high as it was going to get. Thank you all for participating! It was fun to have a way for readers to interact without commenting.

Now that the results are in, here’s the adorable winner:

Next blog post I'll start my pre-trip report! You'll get all the "juicy" details about my upcoming Walt Disney World trip including who I'm going with, what our plans are, where we're staying, where we have meal reservations, what I'm looking forward to the most, PLUS a fun interactive twist right before our trip! Tune in again on the 21st for the beginning of the fun!


  1. Juicy details? Ooooooh! I'm intrigued!

  2. Haha! You should know all these juicy details, no? Now the better question is which ones will I choose to tell? ;-)