no different. I’m sure my parents are thrilled that I didn’t actually grow up
to be a Truck Driver. They would have been much happier had I become the Doctor I dreamed about being when I was a little older. A nurse, veterinarian and famous singer were next on my list. The part they found the funniest is I planned on doing them all. I would say “when I get bigger I am going to be a Truck Driver then I will turn into a Doctor then I will turn into a Veterinarian”. Nothing was impossible or too big for this little
Never did I imagine myself working in Retail Management, nights, weekends and holidays; my reality. Somehow, without focused goals, I had followed the path of least resistance that led me to this career. A woman with responsibilities and people who depended on me I wasn’t a little
After a major life crisis, I took an inventory of my life and realized that time with family was much more valuable than the paycheck I received for working on a holiday. I found a job I love that was much more fulfilling than the one that consumed my life from morning until night.
I decided what my core values were and what type of career I would need in order to be the person I wanted to be. When I told my company of my decision to take a major pay cut and move into
a lower stress position with better hours, they thought I had lost my mind. I had aggressively climbed the career ladder for years and now I was willingly stepping onto a slippery slide down.
To my surprise, I ended up loving my new job. I had the expected extra time with my family and the added bonus of time to spend on non-profit charities and causes that I was passionate
about. A lower paycheck hurt a little, but the value to my life is priceless. Why did it take a crisis to wake me up to my possibilities?
What are your little girl dreams and how can you adapt them into your big new life?
Photo by Jaylynn Photography- Salt Lake City, UT (A long, long time ago)