“What do you want to be when you grow up?” If you have children that are at the age where they can respond, that’s more than likely a question you’ve asked. It’s the question that followed me all throughout my school years, and even into my college years.
As I got older, my answers constantly changed. I started off wanting to be a dancer. Then, a doctor. A news anchor. A journalist.
Then life happened and I fell in love. And then all I wanted to be was a wife!
5 years and 2 babies later, I am happy with life, but I realized so much of my life after marriage became all about my family. I slowly started losing myself. I forgot about the young girl who had so many dreams of what she wanted to be when she grew up.
Do you ever feel that way?
Maybe the adult equivalent of the what do you want to be when you grow up? question, would be, “Are you where you want to be in life now?”
Like I said, I was happy with my life, but was that exactly where I wanted to be in my life?
It was after my second daughter was born that I realized that I needed to remember that I wasn’t just a wife and a mother. I was a woman that had dreams and passions and goals.
Don’t think it’s too late for you to become the person you want to be.
I will always put my family’s needs as a top priority. Once you take on that mother role, it seems to just happen, doesn’t it? But I found ways that I could still incorporate my passions.
I began blogging because I always loved writing.
I started focusing on fashion again and was even able to instill that love into my daughter!
I take time for myself to read again.
They were simple changes, but those changes helped me feel like me again.
What are you passionate about? What dream did you put off to the side when you started taking on more roles in your life?
Just because it doesn’t look exactly how you pictured it when you were younger, doesn’t mean you can’t make it work in a different way.
Take a cooking class.
Learn how to sew.
Volunteer for a cause or charity you are passionate about.
Join a local theater if you were interested in acting.
Join a local choir group if you had a passion for singing.
Do something for you!
If you can commit just a little bit of time for yourself every week, you can find a way to make those childhood dreams and passions something that you can carry on into adulthood.
What are you passionate about that you can start pursuing today?