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Curly's View

What do you want to be?

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...when you grow up, of course!

With two boys (or young men, I should say) in college, I am reminded of my college days and classes and how my life is a whole lot different than what I had imagined it would be when I 'grew up.'  I had already worked as a disc jockey while in high school... and a waitress, a hardware clerk, a grocery store cashier and assistant butcher... oh and I helped out at the flower shop my mom worked at, too.  I had plenty of work experience, I just didn't particularly like any of the 'experiences' I had!

I remember as a tween, I always thought that I would like to be a psychiatrist.... coming from a very large, crazy family, I thought I would be a natural at that!  Or, I really liked math, maybe I should be a CPA.  So, I did what any undecided teenager would do, I took classes in everything!  

I remember being frustrated because I really didn't know what I wanted to "BE".  That is so different from what I am seeing not only in my sons, but in so many college kids today.  They really seem to know what they want to be when they get through with school.  They have a plan and a dream and they just do it.

As for me, I needed a part-time job while in college so my counsellor sent me to KTTS to apply for a job. You guessed it, I was hired!  And after all these years, I'm still here... doing basically the same thing I did when I was 18 years old.  Funny, I'm still wondering what I want to be when I grow up!

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