Twice within the past week I have been asked that very question. Twice I’ve replied, “I’d like to go places…take pictures and write about it.”
The reality is…I go a lot of places. I take a lot of pictures. I write about the experience…right here on Off the Cuff. Am I grown up? I hope not. Do I get paid to do it? No. Does that question mean…what do I want to do when I get paid to do what I love? I hope I just do what I love because I love to do it.
It’s an interesting question isn’t it? I know you’ve been asked and I wonder…how did you reply?
We’ve all also wondered...who am I? Am I doing what I want? Am I living my best life (that is so Oprah)? And I guess the easiest way to ask it is to find out what someone wants to be…when they grow up. I want to be me…whoever that is at the time. I hope I’m always trying to find out. I hope I’m always changing. Learning. Exploring. Sharing. Loving. Etc. Etc. I hope for you too.
If you haven’t figured out something about me…I like change. Once I get one place my mind is already thinking about what is next. What haven’t I done? What else can I do?
I may not currently travel to exotic, far off countries or take award winning photographs or write profound articles or get paid to do any of it….but I am doing something I love.
What do you want to be when you grow up? I’m curious.