When I grow up…
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Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton
Growing up you were always asked, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” This was a question I always felt pressure to answer. “What do I want to be when I grow up?”
How are you supposed to know the answer to such a complex question when you’re 15 years old, sitting in a class full of other 15 year olds who barley know how to handle puberty! I’ve never known what my exact answer to that question would be. There are so many things I would like to have been but my only issue was and still is the whole “going to school” part. Being an adult who suffers from ADHD I get bored really easily when something does not interest me or hold my attention. The whole thought of sitting in a classroom listening to a teacher who sounds like a Ben Stein lecture is not my idea of learning.
I never knew how important this question would become once I got older. I’m now married to my beautiful wife Marisa and we plan on starting a family soon. Only problem is, I have never wanted to know the answer to this question more than I do now. I will be 37 in a couple of months and still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up. When thinking about starting a family with the person you love, all you can think about is “Is my job good enough?”, “Will I be able to support my family with the job I have now?” All I am sure of now, is that I need to pull my big girl panties up and finally give the age ol’ question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” some serious thought.