As a child…
I wanted to be a teacher or work in an office.
I wanted to get married.
I wanted to be a Mom.
I wanted to be a stay at home Mom just like my own Mom.
Simple enough dreams, right? And I’ve done it all.
I was a teacher in multiple preschools and day cares.
I’ve worked in offices doing data entry, helping the administration of an online school, and helping customers.
I got married.
I became a mom the following year.
I was a stay at home for quite some time. Sometimes doing little gigs on the side to help with income.
Currently, I’m a single mom of three. And I’m asking myself,
I’ve been a single mama for almost two years. I’ve been revisiting other things that I’ve enjoyed or thought about doing over the years. I haven’t found my perfect job yet, but I’ve worked in the elementary school, done online transcribing, mailing projects, and writing. I was asked over the holiday’s what I do. Everyone else at the get together had their jobs/talents. It was difficult saying that my 12 week assignment at the school had ended and I was just trying to find something else. I realized I don’t know what I want to do with my life. And I’m turning 34 this year.
I’m not necessarily all upset at all of this. It’s actually pretty nice to know that my main dreams as a child came true. Now I get to play around with other ideas that come to mind to see what I want to do as an adult.
My goal this year is to venture out in to new areas of interest and see where it takes me. It’s the year I’m going to try new things and who knows, maybe it’ll lead me to my best dream yet. I’ll be sure to let you all know how that goes. 🙂
Have you been in this situation before? How did you figure out what you wanted to do? Share your story in the comments below. Bonus points if you share something I should try this year.