Did You Make It?

What did you want to be when you were a kid? Did you do that, or did you wind up doing something totally different?

I was having a conversation with Neil the other night about his college days. He went to college on a music scholarship for trumpet. He only lasted a year because being young, he didn’t want to take any more Math and English classes. He only wanted to play trumpet in an orchestra somewhere. He doesn’t regret his decision. He says if he ended up doing what he went to college for he wouldn’t have ended up with the friends he has…or me, of course, lol.

I wanted to be either a lawyer or a writer when I was young. I fooled around in high school too much, so I ended up going to community college. Not a bad place to start, especially if you don’t have the grades or money is a little tight. I did alright. I had good grades in my writing and pre-law classes, but my parents were going through a divorce and the money just wasn’t there.

I worked various jobs, including being a law clerk, but ended up spending most of my life in the hospitality industry. I would write here and there, but never took any steps to make a career out of it, until now. Last year I decided to take the leap and say I am a writer.

I started this blog and have been really happy with it. It got the creative juices flowing again. I also write on another platform called Medium. I am really liking how that platform works and really looking forward to seeing growth in my writing. I am also working on self-publishing a work of fiction.

Along the way I discovered I also wanted to be a life coach and I am working towards getting that business started. I am meeting with my first client today. All my life people have been seeking my advice and asking for help in figuring things out, it seems like a natural choice for me.

How about you? Did you know what you wanted to be when you grew up and did you accomplish that? Did you find something more suited to you than that initial career choice? Let me know in the comments.

And remember, it’s not too late to try something new. I have read stories of people becoming doctors and lawyers in their later years. Anything is possible if you believe it.

***Question for the comments…What did you want to be when you grew up? Are you doing that or did your path change?

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