What do you want to be when you grow up?
What do you want to be when you grow up?

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
  • promotions
  • a secretary
  • money
  • corner office
  • Porsche
  • travel
  • and money

Amy #2 wants:

  • gardening
  • running
  • writing
  • cooking
  • 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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  1. Alisa

    While I’ve tried to want to be a version of Amy #2, I am totally an Alisa #1. I’m not there no will I probably ever be but I didn’t name my blog “Ambitious” for nothing =).

  2. BigGirlPants

    I am currently operating somewhere between Amy #1 and #2 but as for what I really want, no clue! Recently I have been thinking that being a personal trainer would be fun but pretty sure that they are all so thin because they don’t make enough to eat all the time so I may have to rethink that….

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