“What do I want to do when I grow up?”
I had absolutely no clue. I didn’t have any strong role models or mentors at the time. So, I decided, well, let’s work in an office, that seems easy. I did really well in the business 101 course and computer programming course. Let’s go into business school.
What I should have considered before making that decision:
- happiest when working with my hands
- loved to draw
- loved to fold origami
- loved quirky and unique things
I was stuck in a paradigm and a lack of confidence to believe that I could be successful working with my hands. I thought I had to be the serious working professional in order to be happy and successful. I believed people when they told me my creative ideas wouldn’t sell.
I don’t regret it. I’m proud of my career and that job helped me achieve so many personal goals in my life. I learnt my lesson and not to let others discourage me. Money doesn’t equal success. I enjoy what I do now, but I want to love what I do. So here I am, a successful working mother of two, wondering:
“What I want to do when I grow up?”
When I grow up I want three things:
- I want more quality time with my children.
- I want to spend my days being creative.
- I want to make money doing what I love.
If I get all three of these wants, then I will be happier (I’m already happy, I just want to be more happy). So I made a decision a few weeks ago. I’m going to to make this dream happen. It’ll be a uphill battle and will take dedication and time but I believe it will happen.
This may take a long time since I have little spare time outside my work and family so I need to keep my focus. As motivation, I already secured the domain name, a facebook fanpage and this blog. As you can see, I have a lot of design work to get these set up, PLUS develop a real business plan. However, my husband knows my dream and he’s very supportive.
In other words, I bet you read the picture and comment before you read my blog post didn’t you? hahaha, I thought it was funny.
What do you want to be when you grow up?