October 30, 2010

Who Knew?

Back in the day, when I would think about the future and what my life would be like, I didn't think it would be like this.  It's so much better than I could have imagined.

When I was a kid, I wanted to be a doctor when I grew up.  An oncologist to be exact.  A pediatric oncologist.  This was largely influenced they the fact that my dad was diagnosed with cancer when I was in 3rd grade and again when I was in 7th grade.  At some point, I'm not sure when, I decided that I didn't want to be a doctor (probably when I realized  I would have to go to school for years).  I wanted to be a nurse for awhile and then not.   I don't remember what I wanted to be after that.  I do know that I wanted to have a career I enjoyed, a husband I loved and the most adorable kids ever.  I would be one of those women who had it all...career, husband, kids.  It would all be juggled amazing well and nothing would suffer.  I would be able to do it all and do it all well.  I  WOULD NOT, under any circumstances be staying at home.

Out of that scenario, I have a husband that I love.  Lots.  We don't have kids yet.  When they come along I'm sure they will be adorable.  How could they not be?    What I don't have is that career.  I did teach for 6ish years after I got out of college.  I enjoyed it.  I loved seeing the light bulb go off in their heads.  I just didn't want to be in the classroom for the rest of my life.

I'm loving being a stay at home wife.  I'm as surprised as the next person at this but I'm enjoying it.  I don't love cleaning but I love having a clean house for my husband to come home too.  I love having dinner ready for him to eat after working hard all day.  I love having the time to do crafty stuff and to be able to help others.  It's not what I ever imagined but it's wonderful.  I'm looking forward to the day when I'm staying home with our kids.  I love that my husband that supports me in whatever I want to do.  I'm blessed with a life I love.  What could be better than that?

What did you want to be when you grew up?  What is your job now?


  1. Hi there! I'm visiting from Amanda & Don's "Saturday Around the World." I also live in the Northwest (grew up around the Puget sound, now live on the eastern side of WA state). Your blog is great...now following! :)

  2. First of all... the picture of you and your husband with the kitty is super cute.
    When I was younger I remember thinking that I would NEVER stay home all day and be a stay at home mom/house wife. NOW that I have a little one, all I want to do is be a stay at home mama... and I'm hoping one day I'll be able to. It's funny how things change.
    Have a good day!!

  3. Hello! Thanks for the nice comment! Nice to "meet" you. Maybe you'll have some helpful hints for planning a wedding with a deployed fiance! I'm your newest follower, too! :)

  4. This is such a beautiful post! :)

    When I was growing up I wanted to be an Architect. Once I realized how much math was required I decided to just become a drafter. Up until I married my husband I was helping to design subdivisions in FL. I miss it but I enjoy being a SAHW and SAHM much much more!

  5. I wanted to be a Veterinarian for the longest time. Then in high school i went on my job shadow and watched three surgeries. I just about passed out. I decided I didn't want to do that anymore. haha. I thought that maybe I'd do something creative, so i ended up being a graphic designer.

  6. I was thinking of being a journalist, doctor or psychologist. I ended up to the med school, as well as was majoring business and computer sciences. By an accident I ended up to working in the telecommunications, made a nice career in that field - and still work in that area. However, I am also wrapping up my psychology studies now, and looking at the Masters/PhD programs. Call it a career leap :-)


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