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Blogtember Three: "When I grow up..."

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Today's prompt: "When I grow up I want to be..." Answer as your 5-year-old self or as you are now.

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If you asked me what I wanted to be when I was five, I would have told you a dolphin trainer at SeaWorld. (The timing of this question is truly ironic due to my random viewing of the Blackfish documentary this weekend!) I also went through a lengthy season of wanting to be a lawyer. In college I majored in elementary education, and now I'm a practicing realtor. My thoughts on what I want to "be" when I grow up are a big pot of gumbo. 

But what do I want to BE when I grow up? I want to be a Godly woman of integrity and strength. I want to be inclusive to others, engaged in community, & willing to serve. I want to pray for the Lord to fill me with an abundance of his joy and for others to always feel welcome in my home. I want to cultivate legacy and tradition in my family. I want to be confident in who I am and what my style is, what my way of doing things is. I want to be expressing myself creatively, learning from others, & becoming a better wife to Benjamin Luke each day. 

Everything else, and how it comes about is up in the air. I trust that the Lord will work it out. I pray that I'll be able to contribute to our income in a way that gives me life as well as pays the bills. Whatever that is in whatever season, I'll be grateful. What I want to BE when I grow up is not defined by my career. Especially being a semi recent post grad (2013- whoop!) I feel like myself and so many people around me are struggling and trying to learn what it's like to have a thriving life in and out of your career. So I'm just going to focus on the person who's serving that role. 

The photo above is one of the most beautiful family portraits I've come across and I just adore it. So I thought I should include it in this future aimed post. :) 

Ps. I also have to share that last night I literally dreamt about Laduree macarons and how I could get some and I was like "well Paris is too far but maybe I could get to Miami.." and I'm literally insane. 


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12 comments:

  1. I love that you didn't focus on career paths. I feel the same way about trusting the Lord and everything working out.

    Also, your "Whoop!" enticed me to go check out your "about me" page. I'm an Aggie '13 as well! Technically I graduated in December of 2012, but my ring says '13 so it still counts :)

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  2. girl, yes! I love this and desire the same things!

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  3. This is beautiful, sweet friend. What a perfect way to answer that question! I think we should all aim more towards that and less towards career success. After all, that's not what life is measured by. And I'll meet you in Miami for some macarons :)

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  4. Love your post, it's beautiful. Yep, that photo is pretty cool! I'm going to get one done like that with my children xxx LOL about your dream - your subconscious speaks volumes!

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  5. I can absolutely relate to what you want to be when you grow up. A career doesn't define me - but rather, I want to be a Godly woman who also loves her husband more and more each day!

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  6. I think you hit the nail right on the head! It doesn't necessarily matter what we are but WHO we are. As long as we're living in the Lord's will and positively impacting the world around us, we can do anything!

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  7. I think the closer we draw to God, the closer we are to living out our destinies..if that makes sense. I feel like I have a lot of hopes and goals and dreams and desires...some of which are probably not in His plans for me. But...I feel like if I lean on him and seek him always...it will weed those out!! That's my thought process anyway. Also.. I've always thought it would be fun to be a realtor...because I love houses...and then I could help them decorate their new home! Ha.

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  8. Amen!!! Serving the Lord and engaging with others...no "job" could give you more fulfillment than that!

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  9. Absolutely love everything you wrote here! This is definitely what we all should strive for and then the Lord will make everything else fall into place. :)

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  10. What a great goal! Mine was all about career but I love that you focused on WHO you want to be rather than what you wanted to do for a job. So many times we get caught up in defining ourselves by our careers rather than who we are as souls. I loved your perspective.

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  11. I love that you are open to what the Lord has for you-that's what's most important. :)

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  12. I truly just love you. Your joy radiates!!! I want to be you when I grow up. :)

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