This question has been playing on my mind a little lately. You see, I'll be 35 this year and still haven't decided on the right "thing" for me. When I say "thing" I'm referring to some sort of a career or occupation other than being a wife and mother.
When I was little I wanted to be a hairdresser (feel free to roll your eyes) but the novelty of that idea didn't last. When I completed high school I was strongly encouraged (pushed) to go to university. Unfortunately my scores were not high enough to go into my 2 choices of either Psychology or Nursing so I ended up in a course I loathed and subsequently quit. I've quit a lot of things since then and find it very difficult to stay with one thing.
I realise that as my children grow older I need to be able to have some sort of an income. And I do relish the idea of one day having a bit of extra money. The thought of working in the types of jobs I did pre - babies does not thrill me in the slightest. I no longer want to work just for money - I want the fulfillment that comes from using your skills and talents to support yourself. I want to be excellent rather than mediocre.
So here's a bit of fun.
When I grow up I'm going to live in the country in a grand and beautiful old home. I will offer classes from my home in various arts including embroidery, cake decorating, bread and patisseries. My husband will not need to work as we have a collection of sought after farm animals and are proficient in their husbandry. Our children are all happy and superbly educated (ahem!) Sounds good hey?
So how about you? Have you decided what you want to be when you grow up yet?