What did you want to be when you grew up?

Many of us, do I dare say it, have approached “middle age”.  Some gracefully, some reluctantly, some with the attitude of BRING IT ON!

As they say, 40 is the new 30.  Many people are re-evaluating their careers, their lives, their happiness.  Are you doing what you originally set out to do?  Are you close to it?  Are you in the process of reinventing yourself?

Being “The Voice of What’s Cool, New and Exciting”, I would love to hear about your path, where you are, how you got there.  Or, if you recently hit the proverbial fork in the road, I’d love to hear about that too.

Here’s a chance to vent, promote yourself or just put in writing your thoughts about life in general.  Go for it!

And remember, play nice with each other.

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3 Responses to “What did you want to be when you grew up?”

  1. Growing up I was one of those kids who was influenced by whatever was going on in my little world. In 1st grade a teacher commented, “nice rainbow” on my drawing and I decided to be an artist. By 3rd grade I was an avid reader and loved biographies. I worried daily that my life wouldn’t be interesting enough for my biography someday.
    A few years later, when Jackie Kennedy became First Lady, I decided that was a worthy goal. Sadly I didn’t plan to be president but I did start paying attention to fashion and hairstyles. I knew I needed a unique look when my biographer wrote about First Lady Linda. By high school when I took my first French Class I decided to become a UN interpreter. Sadly, I wasn’t gifted in learning languages.
    After that, boys, music and school were central to my life and I didn’t really have expansive dreams. I worked after college in a variety of jobs and finally started my own business. Today I sell Confetti for a living. All of my customers are happy people…think about it…confetti is inherently happy. My path was windy but I love, love, love what I do. There will probably never
    be a biography about my life but I love getting up in the morning and I love what I do.

  2. Great topic. I believe that we all approach several proverbial forks as we go through life. Although I’m in my 30’s, I am on my fourth career! And I’m sure I’m not done.

    I started out as a biochemist, then worked in customer service in the mutual fund industry, and then became a trainer in the insurance industry.

    Now, I co-own a virtual Web and communications company. By far my coolest career yet!

    I’ve written a book about entrepreneurs and professionals taking these different paths as a way of reaching their definition of success. I guess you could say the book is a convergence of all of my previous forks in the road.

    Thanks for posting this topic. It’s an important one that I think people encounter more often than they want to admit.

    Do you have any plans of doing a podcast on this topic?

  3. admin says:

    Leila,

    I would love to do a podcast on this topic. Interested? email me at dara@daraonradio.com

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