To Be This or That…

10 May

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” says a woman at the counter. You look up to your mom and she says, “Go ahead and tell her”. You simply say “Ummm”, as you stutter to find the words “I wanna be a doctor when I grow up!” Your mom beams and smiles, ” yes he wants to be like his father” and just like that you get this warm amazing feeling that you’ve pleased your mom and managed to tell this woman something about yourself that seems so amazing she can’t stop smiling and raving on how cute you are. Meanwhile, you are feeling great on the inside because you knew that’s what your mom wanted you to say. I mean, you couldn’t dare say,

“Well you know, I want to live in Hostels across the world, and serve the poor, barely making it by but doing good.”

or

“I want to run a McDonalds” I mean couldn’t you just see your mom screech in horror!

or even worse,

“I don’t know”

OH NO! You have NO IDEA! That’s practically the WORSE thing you can say! I’m 8 years old and I have NO IDEA what I want to do in my life. You know. because I’m 8!

BUT WHY NOT? What is it in us, that so desires to lie to people and tell them what we think they want to hear, instead of being just completely honest with ourselves and others? Why is it not okay to not know, or just to still figure out some things? After all, everything is in God’s timing, so where do we get off having to start thinking about a career choice at such a young age. Why is it that we can’t just be finding our way through, who ever said we had to make an ultimate choice right away?

Anywho, all I can say is to make sure, that you be who you are and that at the end of the day, YOU are the one who is pleased. You can’t always stress about what your parents want, what a girlfriend/boyfriend thinks you should do, and what would make everyone happy. Afterall,

IT’S YOUR LIFE.

If anything, you should be considering and discussing things with the man above and that’s it. Be you. Do life the way God would see fit, and do what makes you happy. Be brave. Follow your dreams. Live completely and fully passionate. If you want something, go after it, even if 1000 people tell you that you can’t or that it’s not impossible. Only YOU (and the man upstairs) knows what you are truly capable of. Forget what everyone else says.

It’s time to be ultimately honest with yourself and true to who you are..

Just Sayin………

Mrs. SPJ 🙂

You know that super awesome person who loves to take pictures, wants to save the world while changing it, and have a job that allows me to do so… Yeah that’s me. Take that for a career!

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