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