What do you want to be when you grow up?
Because I honestly am not sure. There are some things I know for sure. I do not want to work at the Doublemeat Palace (even if the doublemeat medley isn’t people). I do not want to live in a van down by the river (so few gardening & showering opportunities). I do not want to be the head of a major corporation (whenever anything goes wrong, you get blamed). I do not want to be a movie star (all those people looking at you all the time).
However, I’m not entirely sure what I do want. I go back & forth between two Amys.
Amy #1 wants:
- fancy job that pays well
- a secretary
- corner office
- and money
Amy #2 wants:
- staying home & not having to change out of my jammies ’til noon (or later!)
- flexible work schedules (or, ideally, no work schedule)
Amy #2 wouldn’t mind if some money came with all that, but isn’t as concerned, as long as she can still afford race entry fees, an internet connection and a new pair of shoes every now and then.
As you know, I am currently in grad school. My degree is much more geared towards Amy #1 than Amy #2 (although I’m not sure there is a grad school program that would cover “how to be a childless housewife who may work part time for pocket change”).
So – people – what do you want to be when you grow up? Are you there already? If not, how are you planning on getting there? Any ideas how Amy #2 can be successful?
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