Who do you want to be when you grow up? This question was asked so innocently and with a sweet smile on her face. My friend’s daughter is nine and while waiting for her mom to arrive we chatted in the car about school, dreams, and of course the one day career path!
“Well, I kind of, sort of . . . grew up,” I started to answer. And then my tiny friend rolled into laughter. “I forgot,” she said, “You’re already a photographer.” And then she proceeded to tell me how she wants to be a police officer and of course she wants to sleep when she grow up ;).
The truth is, I couldn’t get her question out of my head. Yes, by thirty I hope someone is already grown up and knows what they are doing. But with the ever changing technology, possibilities, could it be that we need to keep on dreaming? Is my life all that I dreamt it to be? Did I allow the “grown up” status to keep me from becoming even greater and better at what I do. Am I stuck with doing what I know, and in my comfort zone, fearing the things that could really push me to greater heights?
If you’re anything like me and wondering the same thing, perhaps today is a good day to ask yourself this and many other good questions? Perhaps today we can take a small step to writing down our ideas on paper? What we want our life to look like? Where we want to make a difference? And take the small steps to making that happen? And in case you need more inspiration, “A year from now, you’d definitely wish you started today!” Let’s do this friends, and let’s not stop growing! Thoughts? Comments? Would love to hear them in the comments field.
And because posts are better with a photo, how about a photo shoot in Paris?
And in case you’re interested you can read about how I started in photography here.