Today I’m doing homework. I’m also pouring over course descriptions for next semester and a copy of the requirements I still need to fulfill in order to graduate. And for some reason, all of that has me thinking about dreams and what I want to become when I grow up. (I am teaching right now – and I love it – but I am teaching in an unaccredited situation and that is about to change. My school is moving toward accreditation and, therefore, so am I! It is nice when some decisions just almost make themselves.)
Last year my father, who is a family physician, decided to take a law enforcement certification course so that he could serve as a security officer at our church. My brother tagged along and now he wants to make a career out of criminal justice.
It is interesting to me that some people follow a childhood dream to their vocational life’s calling while others find a particular career later in life. Some choose a job for the money, others for the location or the hours. Some dreams get interrupted and returned to later. Some dreams fade away entirely.
Today I wonder, what is your story? Are you in the vocation of your dreams? Did your dream find you unexpectedly? Or are you still waiting for the dream to unfold? Maybe you just work out of necessity and feed your dream in other ways? How did you KNOW what you wanted to be when you grew up? Or are you still trying to figure it out?