When I was growing up I wanted to be a doctor. That lasted up until my first year of Medical School… Then a semester of Biology followed by a whole bachelor degree of Sociology and Anthropology. Loved the studies, but didn’t know what to do with them. After that lots of studies in the finances that lead to a diploma in accounting. That was very useful and was my main work profession for a whole decade.
Two years ago I left the steady job and went into the field of personal finances with the vision of helping others of getting their things together money wise. A field that is very interesting and also challenging but very interestingly seems to include and bring together many aspects of my very different former studies (maybe except for the medical school part)!
Since I have been self-employed, something interesting has happened. I seem to have found the creative me. A person I didn’t know existed only a few years ago. It is like a whole new world has opened up to me of things that I used to think where out of my reach. Suddenly that is leading me to learn and enjoy totally new things.
All this got me thinking: Is it ok that (in my age) I am still not entirely sure what I want to be when I “grow up”? Is it ok to change course once in a while? Is it ok to want many things? Is it ok to keep bringing in new areas of interest? Is it ok to keep wanting more?
I think the answer is yes to all of these questions. So what I think that I am going to do is continue to work, continue to explore, continue to learn and continue to try to figure out how I can combine everything that I love in the best way possible.
What about you, what do you want to be when you grow up?