I got to thinking recently about our future and what I might want to be when I grow up. I am enjoying the real estate business but I am not sure that I want to do it forever. Besides, there is always the possibility that we won’t want to stay on this rock for the rest of our lives and it is very difficult to restart a real estate career in a new market. So I started thinking about education possibilities. Even if I go to a 4-year school I would still have years of working before I could think about retirement so it might be a good time to look into something new and fresh.
I mentioned to Ashley and Braden the other night that I might want to go back to school but I was kind of stumped when they asked what for. I also mentioned to Lynn that I was considering this and when he asked what I wanted to do all I could come up with was be independently wealthy. So I was stumped. And it was depressing me. I’ve always been a passionate person with lots of dreams and I could not come up with something that I really really wanted to do. I mean, if I go back to school, I want it to be for something that I really love to do and would do it even if I did somehow manage to become independently wealthy.
I stewed on this for a while and could not believe that I could not come up with something. I remember telling Ashely her whole life to follow her passion and chose a career she loved… And now I was somehow passionless? Not acceptable!
I put this on the back burner for a while because it was bugging me. Then all of a sudden, a lightbulb went on in my head. There was something that I have always had a passion for and immense interest in. Something that I knew I wanted to do even as a teenager but had been derailed by other things. Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoyed these other things and made a lot of money doing them, but this original passion always remained with me.
So what do I want to be when I grow up? You didn’t think I was going to tell you did you? LOL…Okay I will… I’m thinking maybe an architect or urban planner. Both are very interesting and exciting possibilities. Either would also nicely compliment my real estate career if I decide to continue it beyond my schooling.
Now I just need to identify the right school and figure out how to balance school and my real estate job. It’s been a while since I worked full-time while also going to school full-time. But I’m really excited. And I believe I have rediscovered my passion.