Tuesday, October 26, 2010

What do you want to be when you grow up?

So its cliche, I know it is. But the thing I keep asking myself lately is What do I want to be when I grow up? As a recent college graduate, there are many things I would like to do and just can't seem to figure out which is best for me.

Being a starving musician always sounds fun, until you are one and can't pay your bills and then you want a "real" job.

I've been thinking lately about possibly going back to school (shocking, yes I realize I just left) and getting my arts education teaching certificate. Another piece of paper that is suppose to tell people...hey this girl can have a job!

So to all my fellow Etsian, what do you want to be when you grow up?

This can sometimes be a superficial question or you can make it mean more, depending upon your answer. I haven't figured out mine but has anyone? I really would love to hear your life determining stories! When I think of what I want to be, I also think about the good ole' bucket list idea. How much do I want to accomplish before I leave this fine earth?

A website that I found some beautiful inspiration in this week is the Before I Die Project. When you look at the answers from around the world,  makes you want to do something, to change something, and really puts you back into check to stop whining about your life. So please check it out! It is an amazing look at humanity! This was a slightly sporatic entry....but I don't mind...it is how my brain works...and I'm saying no to proofreading since this was more like a journal entry than anything else.

So for one day I'm not going to try to get you to buy something from my Etsy site or anyone else, just want to inspire and possibly make you think. Because lord knows we can all use a little of both every once in a while!

Cheers to all!


  1. I love it! words to live by. When I grow up *hahah you have no idea how happy those words make me* I want to have published a book, to have inspired someone, to be in Finland and kiss the man that I have loved for 8 years and tell him how I feel.

  2. I hear you! I just graduated two years ago and currently work for the state. Not exactly my "heart work" just a job. I really would love to get to work part time and craft the rest of the time. If I really dreamed big I would love to be a dog trainer and teach people positive ways to work with their dogs.

    Great post, thanks for making me think a bit today!

  3. You never grow up...I'm 42 and still wondering what I will be. But, for now, I am selling my jewelry and it is making me happier than any of the great paying jobs I had in the past! Good luck to you. I'm a new follower, found you in the Etsy forum, please visit my blog as well:


  4. I am so intrigued...I have thought about this as a big birthday approaches...what do I want to do...I cannot wait to read more. Thanks for entering the giveaway at 504 Main - the contest deadline was extended I announce the winner tomorrow! I am following you!