What did you want to be when you were younger?
I went through a lot of phases with what I wanted to be when I was younger. I will highlight my top three for you:
1. Dancer/Broadway Star – Singing and dancing have always been a part of my life. I took dance lessons for several of the early years of my life, and I don’t think I was half-bad. I ended up quitting because I didn’t like my teachers and never picked it back up. I also loved musicals, so for a short time in middle school, I thought I had a shot as making it as a Broadway star. Then I realized I’m only an okay singer and like stability.
2. Rachael Ray – Are you surprised? I literally wanted to be her. I watched Food Network like it was going out of style when I was younger. I wanted to be a chef terribly. As I got older, I learned that while I loved to cook, I wasn’t cut out to be a chef. I kind of still want to be her because hosting a television talk show looks like a blast.
3. TV Meteorologist – This is my weirdest, most favorite phase. I thought meteorologists were the coolest people. I watched Weather Channel as if it were a real TV show. I was enamored by the fact that you could be on TV with this job. This aspiration was quickly slapped out of my mind when I took all of my science classes in high school.
What dreams did you have when you were younger?
This is a pretty broad question. I guess I can go at it from two angles.
First, I always wanted to have a daughter when I would eventually have kids. Now, I know that kids are not always a guarantee. I also realize now that I shouldn’t wish to have a boy or girl but rather a healthy baby in general. This is more apparent to me right now than ever before. I also know that I do not want kids for many, many years (unless I am blessed with a little one sooner, of course). I’m nowhere near ready for that responsibility.
Second, I always thought that I would immediately move away from home as soon as I graduated college. That’s most likely not going to happen, and I have not only come to terms with it but think that it will work best for me.
Are you in the same career path as what you wanted?
In a way, but not really. You could say that this blog and my choice to go into social media combines parts of the things that I loved when I was a child (minus the dancing and singing, I guess). I am able to experiment in the kitchen and write about it with this blog. I love to write, and I love media (both things I could have utilized in TV meteorology). But really, social media wasn’t even really a thing when I was a child, and people are still curious about what it means to be a social media specialist.
Have you achieved any of your childhood dreams?
I guess I’ve been kissed before, so I don’t have to live out my fear of never being kissed. 100% was a real fear of mine.
Will you try and make any of those dreams reality?
This is going to be cheesy, but my only real goal is to be fulfilled in life. All of the other dreams I had and have are a part of that. My dreams have changed so much over the past two years that I am still trying to figure it all out myself, and honestly, I don’t know that I will ever have it all figured out. In the short run, my main priority is to land a job that I’m happy about. In the long run, who knows? 😉
And that’s a wrap! I’m heading to work for a few hours (first time in a week! necessary to say the least.). Later, I’m watching the premiere of The Bachelor because Juan Pablo is the hottest bachelor yet. #noshame
Question of the Day:
What did you want to be when you grew up? Because kids always have the darndest dreams.