I love this linkup idea from Whitney and Erin! I always think about what I'm hoping life might turn out like when I grow up, and am happy to share with my readers today! Without further adieu...
When I Grow Up...
I wanna be famous, I wanna be a star, I wanna be in movies.
Just kidding - am I the only person who automatically starts singing that after "When I Grow Up"?
I want to live in a gorg home in South Orange County (the best place in the world, in my humble opinion), maybe even in the community we live now. If we're talking dream houses, we're talking something a little bit like these:
I'll be rocking an extra carat or two on my left-hand ring finger. My dear Handsome Husband is already aware that I don't need a fancy car, expensive shoes or designer clothes - I want my fun money on my hand.
I'd like to have a little family with three or four kiddos. I used to be totally sold on four, but something tells me I should try out one before I go signing myself up a family of six.
I will still be driving an SUV of some kind, because the idea of going back to a sedan makes me groan. My current favorites are:
Told you I'm not about fancy cars.
As far as career goes? I'm not sure where I'll end up, to be honest. I have plans to continue my education exponentially, but I haven't quite decided which direction to go. I could become a Nurse Practioner, work in Nursing Administration, become a Nurse Anaesthetist, or choose a specialty like Diabetes Educator or Nursing Instructor. I have a few boxes to check before I have to choose a specific route, but these are always in the back of my mind. What I'm fairly certain on? I don't have plans to become a Stay-at-home Mom. I have respect for the women who do that, and I do think there are many benefits, but I just don't think that is going to be the route for me. However, I've never had to drop a kid off at daycare or miss their first words, so I'll get back to you.
I hope to have met and made many new friends, but I really hope I have the friendships that stand the test of time. I hope Cute Apartment and I can raise our children as friends, maybe even cousins. I hope Best Friend Fashionista is still a part of my life, and that Swagger and I and our lawyer husbands get together on the reg (yup, I said is Swaggs).
I would really, really like to own a business. I know that is vague, but I have so many interests that I think could manifest into a small side business and I think that would be very satisfying. Also, HH has a somewhat bizarre interest in owning a franchise, and I think that would actually be pretty fun also (though in real life? I don't think many fulltime attorneys or higher-level nurses have the time for something like that!).
Most importantly (because I'm of the school of thought that if you put your energy into your marriage, you're a generally happier person in other aspects), I hope my Husband loves me just as much as he loves me today (maybe more!) and that we still laugh together every single day.
What do you want to be when you grow up?