Sometimes I like to think about where I am in life. I like to think about where I am compared to where I was two, three, four years ago. The great thing about having a blog is that you can totally go back and see exactly what was going on in your life at a specific time. Sometimes I like to think about who I was when I was in college. The biggest question that was asked from preschool to college graduation was what do you want to be when you grow up? Well I finally have six answers to this question. These are the six things you should be when you grow up:
Happy - becaue happiness is underrated when it comes to being an important part of life. You could have anything you'd ever want but if you're not happy, you're not happy. Happiness could mean working a job that gets you by so you can enjoy the things you love. Happiness could me spending your afternoons walking with no worries. Happiness could be in low paying job giving the most reward to your soul. After all, you can't take it with you when you die & the best way to be remembered is to give to others.
Able to ask for help - You should be able to ask for help becuase it is a reflection of your understanding of yourself and your limits. If you ask for help, you're showing others that you are humble. If you ask for help you are showing others that you are vunerable. If you ask for help you're showing others you are human. You should also accept help when it is offered, accept it gracefully and humbly so that you may give help later.
Able to give help to others - You should be able to give help becuase this is a demonstration of how well you know your strenghts. If you give help you're showing others your strength and compassion. If you give help you're showing your willingness. If you give help you're being thankful for the help you've recieved.
Willing to teach - You should be willing to teach because it shows what you have learned. Not only does it connect you with your student but it connects your student with your teacher. You each are a part of a long line of others who share a love for a craft, for a skill, for changing a tire. You are connect yourself to the line of humans you have come from and that is humbling. A candle does not loose it's light by sharing it with another candle.
Willing to learn - You should be willing to learn because you are never too old to learn something new. You should come at eveyday with an open mind and a willingness to accept. Learning connects you to others. You as a student are connected to the teacher who in turn is connected to his teacher.
Proud of yourself - You should be proud of yourself because you've been through hell, you've grown a lot, and you're standing today happy, willing to ask for help, willing to give help, willing to teach, and willing to learn. You've lived a life that no one else has lived and you've reflected on your strengths. You've figured out that you're good at parallel parking but not so great at cooking. You're great at listening but not so great at thinking before you speak. You've reflected on yourself, on your growth, and on your opportunities. You haven't let life pass you by.
You don't have to know what you're going to do when you grow up but these six things are the six things you should want to be when you grow up. Don't take life too seriously, you don't get out alive anyway.