Career, Career Development, Professional Growth

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” 

Who else was asked this question a million times throughout their childhood? 

When I was a young child, I wanted to be a doctor because I wanted to be just like my tía. But then she changed careers and became a science teacher. Growing up, I was surrounded by educators. My tía and tío were educators and my parents were always involved with the schools, in one way or another. Needless to say, I didn’t pursue teaching. Not even close. 

As adults, we are rarely asked this question. Is it because we are supposed to have it all figured out? Or because we are expected to choose only one career? 

Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s okay if you don’t have it all figured out. Have one career if you want to, or have multiple! Give yourself permission to change your mind. Give yourself an opportunity to evolve, grow, and try out new things. Who made up the rules, anyway?

Tell me, how has your career evolved throughout the years? And what did you learn from it? 

(I found this little gem from 3rd grade while snooping through my mom’s stuff this week!) 

4 Comments

  • Reply Maria M. November 16, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    I always wanted to be a writer and ended up taking a job in case management, so for me it’s been more about getting back into the original career I wanted, which I am doing with my blog. But I think it’s so hard to expect to young people to know what they wanna do for the rest of their lives! So, I think it’s never too late to switch careers no matter what age and do what makes you happy!!

    • Reply Viv Maldonado November 21, 2020 at 8:42 pm

      Thanks for sharing! I feel a similar way. It’s a matter of taking matters into our own hands and I think that’s what we are both doing with our respective blogs. I agree, it’s never to late to switch it up!

  • Reply Jessica December 2, 2020 at 6:21 am

    Thank you so much for sharing! I was going through a life crisis (well not really, you know just adding a little bit of spice😅)… I have notice that I have so many interested and skills that I was so confused in which path to choose. It’s so confusing especially for us first generation. I‘m so happy I found your blog! I completely agree with your post! Now I just have to figure out how to put all of my skills to work/ combined. Once again thank you so much for sharing! <3

    • Reply Viv Maldonado December 13, 2020 at 4:06 am

      Take your time! There is no rush and enjoy the exploration journey.

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