We just got back from keynoting at Thrive Conference and after talking all about how we got to where we are, this topic was on my brain: What did you want to be when you grew up?
As a kid, in elementary school, I wanted to be a veterinarian. Pretty normal, I loved animals like a lot of kids do. I even asked my dog’s vet if I could be an intern… when I was in fifth grade! Hahahah! Then I transitioned it to zoo keeper and then, most famously… a cat house designer. Yep. I had gotten a book about some guy who designed this insane house for his cats and that was immediately my new life goal.
Somewhere I guess I realized that was too niche and moved onto becoming a dancer. My mom was a dancer and actually a dance education major in college so surely I could do that! Except then I realized that I lacked pretty much all flexibility (and rhythm) so dance was just meant to be a hobby for me.
Perhaps way better than ANY of my career aspirations, Samantha wanted to be a weatherman because she “wanted to be able to track Santa.” Bahahahah!
I’ve been trying to send Arlo subliminal messages by putting on dance videos while he’s eating so that he becomes a professional dancer like those cool kids on YouTube and lives my dream. 😉 No, but I’m honestly so excited to see all the careers he thinks up for himself.
With all that said, I’d love to know… what did you want to be when you grew up?? Any crazy career aspirations as a kid?? Or did they come true!? Are you doing anything even semi-related to it or something COMPLETELY different? Leave a comment below!