What do you want to be when you grow up?
I got to thinking the other day about how when I was younger and how those were the good old days. I remembered when people asked me what I wanted to do when I grew up I would always tell them I wanted to be a teacher. Then, as I got older, I decided that teaching just wasn’t for me, and that I wanted to be an “equinarian”; my own coined phrase for a horse veterinarian. As the years, progressed, I found myself down a different path.
I have always loved animals throughout my whole life, so a veterinarian that specializes in horses was on the top of my list. However, when I reached high school, things changed. I decided that I loved math and physics so much I was going to go to school for mechanical engineering. I attended two semesters of the program and decided that was not for me. Coincidentally, at this time I met my current husband, moved across country, and decided to embark down a different career path. Now I’m in banking. Very different from a veterinarian, right?
Looking back, it makes me wonder just how many people follow through with their dreams and ambitions. How many times do people change their minds? Is everyone like me; do they end up in a field that they never thought they would? I hate when people say they don’t regret anything. I think there are many people that regret things they’ve done in the past I know I do. If I could go back and do some things differently, you bet I would. The fact of the matter is; I’m living my life now, and I need to make the best of it. I never thought at the young age I am now that I would be managing a bank. The thought never crossed my mind.
Now with the turmoil in the banking industry, I’ve considered going back to school. I’ve thought about going back to be a labor and delivery nurse. That is something that I would love to do. We’ll see what the future holds.
Tell me: what were your aspirations? What did you want to be when you were younger, and how does that compare to now?