That Time I Wanted To Be A Meteorologist [Spill It Sunday #6]

Hi! It’s really cold out. This is my it’s really cold face.
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I can’t believe I only have one week of break left. I have to say I am both happy and sad about that because I’m reaching the point in my break where I feel useless. The snowy weekend really didn’t affect me considering I’ve already been chilling (<< kind of punny?) at home for days already.
That’s one reason I’m excited to find my first big-girl job this summer – I will finally feel like I have a purpose and will make a point of it to put on real clothes. I think my mom is getting sick of coming home to find me in my robe and slippers. Just keepin’ it real.
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Speaking of jobs, they’re the point of Arman’s Spill It Sunday link-up. This week we’re talking about childhood dreams versus reality.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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? 😉

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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.

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34 comments

  1. Girl your answer to “Will you try and make any of those dreams reality?” is not cheesy at all. I feel basically the same exact way. As long as I’m happy & content with my life, than what else could a girl need? 🙂 Have a wonderful Sunday ❤

  2. I love the cheese… even though I don’t find it cheesy at all 😀 My dreams have changed a tonne over the years too, and at the end of the day, the destination doesn’t matter as much as the journey — as long as you’re happy and fulfilled, what else matters? Oh, and I wanted to be a race car driver 😉

    1. A race car driver!! That’s so awesome. I went through a Nascar phase where I seriously thought it was the coolest sport ever, and then I found hockey. But Nascar, while I don’t follow it, will always have a soft spot in my heart. I’m glad I’m not the only one who finds happiness most important. You’re so right, in the end, how we got to where we are is what matters most.

  3. Your childhood dreams sound so fun, my mom and grandma both love watching the weather Chanel. I like to go with the surprise of what the next day will bring. Living a fulfilling happy life is one of the best goals you could have!

  4. hahahha I laughed out loud at the “I guess I’ve been kissed before” one. So true. I definitely had the same fear. Thank god we got that over with. I’d say that makes life a success 😉

    1. I’m serious about that one! I will provide pre-teen pictures of myself sometime and you will understand where the fear comes from. Haha and yes, I have found success and more! I have kissed not once but more than once! Look at me go.

  5. You are actually the most adorable child! I used to want a lot of things but like you now I just want to feel fulfilled. Quitting my job was the first step in this! And also my dream of being a professional figure skater was crushed when I just wasnt’ that good haha

    1. I know I might look cute and all, but you should have heard my voice. It was something else. My mom’s good friend actually dreamed of being a figure skater and was told she couldn’t, but you know what? She actually competes now! So maybe you do have a shot… but please keep your blog and also get started on a cookbook. I want to buy it :).

    1. I have a collection of Rachael Ray cookbooks, I won’t lie. I thought at one time I might even get my own food network show. Nowadays if I were a child, maybe I could what with their kid cook-offs and all.

  6. I have a confession… I ALSO WANTED TO BE A METEOROLOGIST. I thought I was the only one! I would only watch the weather channel. I know it’s because I lived in Oklahoma and was afraid of tornados but like it was my dream to be on the Weather Channel. I even dressed up like a meteorologist in 2nd grade for career day.

  7. I have the most genius idea…you can be the singing, dancing Meteorologist. I swear there is not one out there. Hey hey. I wanted to be a lawyer…until I saw the university entrance grade requirements.

    What I love most is your goal to be fulfilled in life- that is so important.

    1. I thought about being a lawyer mid-freshman year and then I realized if I had to go through more school I would do terrible things to my books. Who knows? Maybe I can claim the singing, dancing blogger. That might be the most fulfilling!

  8. Well I used to want to be an anchor on the Today Show, so I kind of feel like we’re kindred spirits. You could be Al, and I could be Katie (because we all know that Katie Couric was the best Today Show anchor of our generation).

    Please don’t mind me if you have no idea what I am talking about…

    1. Ah, I must admit I am a GMA girl, BUT! I do think morning talk show host would be great. Let’s just start one of our own together, ok? I agree Katie was pretty awesome though. I just can’t stand Matt Lauer – and he even has OU ties! I just can’t.

  9. Haha love this! I remember in middle school telling my parents I was going to be an Orthopaedic Surgeon. HA! Hilarious, yea right. How did I even know what that was?? I also just wanted to be just like my mom, and stay home and have babies 🙂 Also hilarious 😉

    1. That’s intense! I bet you saw it on TV. I think I went through a phase where I just wanted to have babies but now that I know more about that whole shebang, I’m like noooooo thanks not yet. And I’ll keep my career lol

  10. LMFAO! Well I am thrilled you accomplished one of your adult goals 😉

    I wanted to be a weather woman and Rachel Ray too!!! And guess what, I accomplished those – well to some degree!! Still working on my other childhood goals, and I can happily report, I have done a lot of them – SO I AM THRILLED!! Going to KEEP ON GOING BABY!!

    1. Hahah glad to provide a laugh for you there – it was totally a serious goal at one point in my life. I’m glad you’ve found success in some of your childhood goals – and that’s great! You keep on going haha!

  11. This is awesome! I completely agree that my dream is to live a fulfilling life. Yes, I probably could be a little more specific but it changes all the time 🙂

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