August 12, 2008

When I grow up


When I was in Elementary School my teachers asked the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Back then I wanted to be an Astronaut, one boy wanted to be President…we all laughed because there was no way he would ever be President (we were mean kids).

Then came Middle School and I wanted to be a Teacher, I quickly gave up that thought when one of my friends told me that Teachers had to know everything. Well, I didn’t know everything so that wasn’t going to work. Funny how our young minds think!

In High School I went back to the idea of being a Teacher. Not just a regular Teacher but an Art Teacher. I had an amazing Art Teacher in school he encouraged me to do what I wanted to do not what others did or thought I should do…so I did! Some of my best work was in his class. I wanted to go back to Deer Creek to take his place when he retired which was going to be at the same time I would have graduated from UCO.

When College came around I enrolled in my art class and loved it, hated the prof. but loved drawing and expressing myself. The very next semester came and I couldn’t get into the class that I needed to, so I changed majors. I was very fickle! I then thought I would make a great Marriage Counselor, we will never know, I never even enrolled in the major at all. Finally two of my Delta Zeta friends talked me into trying Kinesiology. Within Kinesiology there were several different specialty majors that you could choose from, Susan chose Exercise Science and Karen chose Recreation Management. My very first class was Anatomy, which is where I met my Hubs. I fell in love with this major and the people in it. I chose Exercise Science, I wanted to be a Respiratory Therapist then came Chemistry class…so I graduated with a degree in Recreation Management, funny how things work out huh.

Right now my dream is to once again stay home with my B and our future kids. I love the job that I have right now, and it just isn’t in God’s plan for me to stay home. I do pray often that he would allow me to live out my dream, I will scream at the top of my lungs when that happens! Believe me you will hear me :)

Who wouldn't want to stay home with a face like that!


What did you want to be when you grew up? Or are some of you still growing up like me?

4 comments:

megan k said...

Funny how Chem. redirected us huh?

I wanted to be a photographer for National Geographic or for sports. I also wanted to be a marine biologist and work with dolphins.

You are good at drawing and painting... you should start doing that again.

Jessica said...

Awe shucks Meg, thanks for the compliment! I have always told you, you should sell your nature pics....they are good too!

Jess said...

Still growing up, I want to be living out God's purpose for me, whatever it may be

Ali Ruhman said...

I always wanted to be a photographer or a stay at home mom, at least I'm doing one of these things!