Postcard for Business – What do I want to be when I grow up?
When we’re young, we know. We may change our minds fifty times a day, but we know.
As we grow older, many of us lose that clarity and we’re left wondering ‘What do I want to do when I grow up? What do I want to be?’
And we wander through our days, still wondering. Sometimes, we find a job, a career, but still the hunger remains.
What am I going to be when I grow up? you ask yourself, as a career comes to a close and you are left wondering why. Why did I spend so much time here? Why did I choose this way when I could have… and we fall silent, not sure how to finish that statement.
Or maybe we do know, and are simply afraid to say.
This has come to mind, once again, as friends go through this quest and question, as I myself am honing and polishing and seeing if I dare to actually say the answer out loud.
It is the most important question we will answer in our lives and yet, how many of us know the answer?
How many of us even have any clue as to how to begin?
But maybe that’s not so bad. Maybe the Journey really is the valuable part of this. Maybe certainty is just another side of the coin, another, but not the only, way to be.
I know I’ll keep asking this question, because the answer will continue to change, and that’s okay. The important part os that I’m asking it, answering it as best I can, and moving forward with the answers I have.
And maybe that’s all we can really ask out of life.
And maybe that’s not so bad.
Until next time, I remain,
yours in Words and Wonder,
Birdy Diamond, JourneyBird Bard and Paranormal Diva :>O<:
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