Thursday, July 17, 2008

what do YOU want to be when you grow up?


how many times did you hear that as a kid? a fireman. a doctor. a police officer. a rockstar. our mental landscape may have broadened a bit since our younger days, but i think it's still a valid question.

i don't know about you, but i get new ideas of things that i'd like to be when i grow up, all the time! i think it's a great thing to have goals....dreams....something to strive for. it makes you more desirable for your spouse. it models to your kids how to reach for the stars. and it keeps you young at heart. seriously!

so go for your dreams....there's nothing that can hold you back! and if you don't know what they are...spend some time to figure it out. you'll be glad you did!

take care...

14 comments:

Chelle said...

I'm gonna have to think about this one Jeramy. You know how I feel about "participation." Hmmmm... what do I want to be when I grow up?? Oh wait, I know. I want to be married to a pastor, live in northern California, have too many children to keep track of, have great friends that I can share tons of laughs with and who also support us beyond belief... AND have a little bit of loon in my life. That's enough for me. But I could handle being independently wealthy also.

Jeramy Sossaman said...

dig deeper daniel son.

Natalie said...

As I am reading this Tavian is standing behind me looking at the photo of Jane saying "Janie" "Janie!"
I agree that goals are good. However after reading this I felt like you might be suffering from a 'lack of inspiration'. Im just saying. I love the photo of Jane. I wanted to be a dentist when I was in high school but that is not appealing anymore...
I 'think' I would like to have my own cooking show on foodnetwork!!! Oooh! Or how about this one!
What if Clinton fired Stacy and hired ME!!
(okay maybe I went a little too far there...) Give me time to dig deeper...

Sharon said...

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Pastor's Perspective said...

I want to be a German Shepherd...WAIT! I AM ONE! Seriously, I want to write books, travel with my family, and populate Heaven.

Chelle said...

That's as deep as I get J. Sorry.

james said...

I guess that makes me an Irish Setter

Chelle said...

James... I get so mad at myself when I laugh at your comments. Really.

Lauren said...

As a kid I had a proclivity for careers beginning with the letter "A", author, astronaut, archaeologist. But in 7th grade when asked to pick a career and write a report, I selected the job I now have. In fact at the time I interviewed someone who had the exact same job I now have, only in Florida instead of Cali. I think it's a little creepy, but throw in how I learned about my career at a science fair, and that story is a big hit in job interviews.
So I consider myself pretty blessed. It may not be inherently obvious from that story, but for the most part 'grown-up' life hasn't been at all what I expected but I'm pretty happy with it so far. As I change and grow and learn more about myself and God, my dreams continuously change and grow too. I can't wait to see what other adventures are in store for me!

Carrie Hasson said...

I wanted to be a fashion designer, a rock star, a supermodel, a dancer, a teacher...despite my ability to dance, sew, play an instrument etc. So i guess i'm just a DREAMER, that's probably going to be my life occupation!
Though now i enjoy watching people go for those dreams on "Project Runway", "So You Think You Can Dance", "Top Model" and am a complete music junkie...hmmm
Definitely life should not be a spectator sport...thanks Jeramy for getting me thinking today!

Carrie Hasson said...

p.s. this picture soooooo ROCKS!!!

vsossaman said...

Okay, I have thought about this question all week-end! My top three are: own my own small breakfast house, nurse, missionary. Each of these have good reasons why I will never be old enough or ready enough to accomplish these tasks, but I also know that all things are possible. Being a world traveler would also be awesome, I want to see as much as I can see!

Cheryl said...

Love that picture! you can tell she's dreamin big! Great thought provoking post... at this point my dreams consist of living in one house and attending the same church for more than 3-5 years!

Sharon said...

I wanted to be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a convertible Saab. I really could get more specific, but I'm afraid I'd scare people. I had my office and playroom all designed...

I wanted to help people be happy and work with kids... I do that now! Just without the Saab... and the pay.