What do you want to be when you grow up?

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Until a few years ago, this question used to give me an anxiety attack.

The problem wasn’t that I didn’t have any interests. It was and is quite the opposite: I have too many. There is just so much to try, do and learn. I enjoy juggling many hats. I thrive in an environment where no two days are the same.

I like to spend my time reading, writing, cooking, sketching, and solving puzzles. I love finding unusual and creative ideas from glossy home décor magazines just as much as I enjoy reading about the latest technology trends, history or politics. The list is actually quite long. I have a bit of a yin-yang thing going when it comes to my life’s work.

But now that I’m "set in my career" as a professional Business Analyst, people often ask me a variant of this question: where do you see yourself in 5/10/15 years from now?

In response, I talk about either my profession, industry or current favorite hobby; whichever I feel like talking about the most at the given moment. I love what I'm doing right now. But I have some growing up to do. I have more learning to do. So who knows what I’ll be doing next?

It’s true; you do have to make choices from time to time to move forward in life. But you never have to settle. Interests change. Circumstances change. People change.


It’s a good thing.

unsplash-logoChris Lawton