Do you ever think about what you really wanted to do when you ‘grew up’ when you were a child, what it was that made your eyes sparkle and got you excited to grow up.
I actually can’t remember what I wanted to be when I grew up, I can only remember deciding that I wanted to be an accountant at quiet a young age, and the reason why… I was good at maths. Little did I know that 5th form maths would be a huge struggle for me and that accounting wasn’t really something I could get passionate about.
Yet I continued the process and eight years later, boom qualified and I now have no idea if I want to keep using the degree or not. I am coming across all doom and gloom in these work related posts, the thing is, I could keep doing what I’m doing forever and probably be content, provided I don’t have to work stupid hours and get remunerated fairly. The question is more, do I WANT to keep doing what I’m doing and settle for just being content. The work is easy enough, the frustrations are enough that I can let them go as soon as 5pm rolls around and not really give too much thought to them outside of working hours.
I do however envy those people that wake up excited to go to work each day, that is pretty cool and while I know the grass isn’t always greener on the other side and that these people will have ‘off’ days as well, the prospect of being excited to go to work at least some of the time is mightily tempting.
I always thought I would end up doing something online based, blogging or selling products etc, perhaps not full time but at least part time and it’s something I am very interested in yet have never really had the time to pursue further. I do have my heel business and this blog which to be honest both have been rather sporadic over the last couple of years, due to the aforementioned time pressures. (Not that I like using time as an excuse, it’s more a matter of priorities!)
I have also in recent years become very interested in getting my Personal Training qualification, which turns out doesn’t appear to be that difficult to get (compared to doing a degree and post grad via correspondance that is!), although I may struggle with the sciency type stuff.
Another idea I have entertained is Management Accounting for a small-mid sized firm, which I think would be interesting and given my degree and two diplomas were in management, there was a reason for it; I enjoyed it more than financial accounting.
Time to grow up and make some decisions huh, or be childish and do something completely random 😉
So what did you want to be when you ‘grew up’?
How does what your doing now compare to your thoughts when you were a child?