Finally Friday! What do you want to be when you grow up?

Is it just me, or has this week seemed to last FOR.EV.ER? I think it had something to do with having to get up at 4am to be at work extra early to work the State of the City breakfast. The event went really well and the mayor even cracked a couple jokes about the snow storms and Tupac (respectfully, of course). You can check it out on my instagram here!

Today, however, I am all caught up on sleep (woo!), I’m wearing a dress at work and my hair is down. Those things all have made for a pretty great day! Now I’m just waiting on 5 o’clock and I’m going with a friend to tour a condo that she’s considering buying. Then, it’s date night with the boy! This weekend is for getting finishing touches for my new apartment (even though I don’t move in for a couple weeks) and relaxing and catching up on bad TV.

I had a conversation with my boss earlier about how I am made to do and be more than a receptionist. Even though this job requires a bachelor’s degree and being able to speak Spanish, it’s not quite what I want to do for the rest of my life. Note: I am 100% grateful to have this job and I actually enjoy doing it. The people I work with are amazing and my superiors and quite inspiring. I am learning a lot about so many things and this job is allowing my to continue moving forward with my life. At the same time, it’s not my passion and, while wonderful, is something that I will be moving on from in a few years at most.

Which got me to thinking- what do I want to be when I grow up?

when i grow up

When I was younger I went through wanting to be a few different things:

  • Nurse (this lasted through my first semester of college- Biology killed that dream!)
  • Teacher
  • Veterinarian
  • Artist (HA! My art skills are sad.)
  • Singer
  • Princess (a girl can dream)
  • Psychologist
  • Flight Attendant

I was a bit of a mixed bag. My college major was Public Health, and I have experience as a teacher.

Now I’m a receptionist for the Mayor.

What happened? Now I just want to be paid for travel (yep, I’m looking into it) and get my master’s in social work so I can work with high needs children.

Getting to my new goal is going to be an adventure in itself and I’m anxious to see where life takes me in these next few years. My boss was encouraging in talking to me about grad school so it’s exciting to know that my job will be okay with me working toward moving on.

In the meantime, I’ll be the best receptionist/ translator I can be!

What did/do you want to be when you grow up?



6 thoughts on “Finally Friday! What do you want to be when you grow up?

  1. I always wanted to be a teacher…but I had other careers that just did not seem practical at the time. A photographer or writer. I think I also wanted to be a vet or a nurse. No way I could ever do that now. If I wasn’t a teacher I would be a social worker.


    • That’s awesome! I always think it’s cool when people knew even when they were young where their lives would be heading and then they achieve the goal of getting there. I keep going back and forth between getting my Master’s in Education or Social Work, so I guess we’ll see where life takes me in the next couple of years!


  2. I ask myself this about once a week these days! I get that technically I’m already grown up, but I haven’t been able to figure it out yet. Part of me likes the excitement that comes from not knowing what’s next, and part of me is terrified!


    • Exactly! I know I’m technically already grown up but in so many ways I don’t know what I’m going to do yet. II’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks it’s exciting and terrifying and almost 20 other emotions in one!


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