When I Grow Up

I have been trying to decide what I want to be when I grow up. I have the opportunity now to change paths, or create my own destiny if I choose. I’d love to create a business of my own, but I have no funding and am scared as hell to try and fail. Some things I’d love to do: open a play place (with bouncy houses etc), get a fancy camera and learn it real well – then set up a studio in our house to do portraits (I have the space but it would need renovating), become a muralist, concentrate on my etsy shop and hope it really takes off (graphic design and some paintings)… Other things I think I would enjoy doing if the right position came up: working in a library – particularly arranging activities, actually any position involving extra activities sounds appealing: senior center, kids, craft store?, I’d love an arts/crafts store of my own, and could plan activities there for all age groups.

The small town I live in is a concern with many of these being viable options, would I be able to pay the bills? Will my kids have food on the table?

What would you choose to do with your life if you could start over now? What’s holding you back, or where would you turn for help?

When I Grow Up

The Girl Turns One!

Today my baby girl turns one! She just got her third tooth. She loves french fries, bread, and baby yogurt puffs. She likes to push buttons, toys that light up and play music, balls and balloons. Her favorite game is saying Uh oh – then dropping things on the floor. Feet are funny. She likes to be tickled and tummy raspberries. She is part Klingon 1/3 of the time, likes to stick her finger up her nose another 1/3. That leaves 1/3 for “normal”ness. She loves her mommy, daddy, and brother. She can say “oh!”, “Uh oh”, and “dul” – which is pretty close to our dogs name, and she uses it appropriately (when throwing food on the floor for him, of course!) – in addition to mama and dada. She’s the cutest, sweetest, funniest little girl I know. No bias here. 😉

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The Girl Turns One!