what do you want to be when you grow up?

Today when I was listening to Becoming by Michelle Obama audio book and she talked about this ridiculous question I got into flashback.

When I was little and anyone used to ask me this questions for some reasons I used to immediately answer, Doctor. Now when I am two practicals, one project submission and six months internship away from becoming certified physical therapist. I ask myself that’s it. Am I grown up?. How is this possible when I still consider myself child and I can still do anything other than being physical therapist.

Today when I randomly ask my friends what they want to be when they grow up?. They gave me most funniest, craziest and interesting answers. Among the bunch of answers some were are I want to run my own clinic, I want to travel, I want to be an actor and the most interesting one were, I want to be a mother as I love kids, I want to get married. All these made me realized how much I was limiting myself. I can be so many things all together. So far I was a daughter, a granddaughter, a student, a part time blogger, a reader, a friend and a observer in a physical therapist clinic.

Why to limit ourselves?, Why are we doubting our strength?. We can be so many things. We never stop to grow up. When can be anything at anytime we want. We can be a mother, a doctor, a writer, a reader, a daughter, a wife, a friend, and…………………… fill it in any of your liking.


2 thoughts on “what do you want to be when you grow up?”

  1. It’s not only that you can become different or multiple persons in one. For me it’s important to realize, that we are still one person in very different ages of our life. And to see, that I am still the young boy with wounded knees, the youngster fallen in love with a schoolmate, the scholar, the master, the father. Everything in one person in one time. I won’t miss one part of my age, so I can still be all in one. This is very important for me 🙂 greetings from Martin

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