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July 29, 2008

What Will I Be When I Grow Up?

Grow_up All kids wonder what they will be when they grow up.

Then you graduate high school and figure it out. That's what I did. I knew I wanted to go to college. I knew I wanted to also have a career while raising kids. I choose the teaching profession for several reasons.

And I taught. And I loved it. And taught some more. And I loved it. And then I didn't like teaching so much anymore.

So, here I am, in my late 30's trying to figure out what I'm going to be when I grow up. Except this time I didn't graduate high school 2 months ago.

And it's not really any easier.

Of course, there are different factors in my decision of what to do/be now that I have a child and husband. I'm not sure if those factors make it easier or harder. I'm definitely happy to trade in juggling a child's schedule over a hanging out with friends at the bar schedule. And instead of making it to the dorm kitchen during their set hours I need to be the one figuring out what is for dinner and cook (or convince hubby to cook).

But, really. It's not really any easier. There are just as many options to choose from.

I've started taking classes for a license somewhat related to education. I'm excited to learn again. I'm pouring over textbooks and research articles. I'm engaging in discussions with other graduates in my classes. My brain feels alive. Like a sponge absorbing new knowledge. But what if in ten years I don't like what I'm doing again? Does one really grow up and finally have all the answers?

Original DC Metro Moms post. When not figuring out what she wants to be when she grows up, Robin can be found blogging over at MyLifeAsItIs.

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