Do you remember all those questions you received as a kid that you answered oh so confidently. It's a shame that self doubt and embarrassment enter our lives because those questions, as simple as they seemed then, get more and more difficult to answer with each passing year.
What's your favorite color? What do you want to be when you grow up? Here I am, fully grown, and I really don't have an answer to either. Yes, perhaps one is more important than the other, BUT I take colors pretty seriously. And that reminds me - now that I am immersed in all things baby, the book The Day The Crayons Quit is seriously good. Like next level genius good. And yes, it's more for older kids than for my 5 month old baby, but hey, if I enjoy it, she enjoys it.
But back to the point of this all - maybe it's important to not know the answers to those questions we were asked as kids because as we grow old, things change. And change is good. Because change means we're evolving and as human beings we should most definitely always be evolving. So the question, "What do you want to be when you grow?" up should really be "What's one of the things you want to be when you grow up at this moment of your life?" because maybe life shouldn't be so career based as adults, but more passion based. Because following your passions with no time commitments and no restraints sounds so much more appealing than being in a career for the longevity of it. Because reading about all those people who switched careers halfway through their life/career REALLY do seem happier (I always love those stories and if you know of any good ones, send them my way).
So let's try to answer those two simple questions for this very moment in time.
What are your favorite colors? Today, mine are turquoise, mustard yellow, and periwinkle blue.
What do you want to be when you grow up? An artist and a mother for certain (well I guess I already am those things). But also, a teacher, a florist, a baker, a marine biologist, and someone who works with wild animals in some capacity.
It looks like I have a lot to accomplish in my lifetime! And you know what? That feels really good.