Growing up I wasn’t the typical child. I was homeschool so I spend so much time with my family. My dad and I would go on the boat, just the two of us, at the very least once a week. I would spend weekends with my grandparents. My sister-in-law was my teacher for awhile. I got to see my nephews grow up. It was such an amazing time in my life. I am extremely family oriented and I believe that has a lot to do with how much time I spend with my family.
I was also the kid who didn’t want to be a doctor, veterinarian, or astronaut. I was the kid who wanted to be a mother. I would tell my mom that I wanted 11 children (I deff don’t want THAT many children anymore…maybe like 3-4.) As I got older and started to realize that college was/is important and I had a big passion for helping others. By the time I was 14, I still knew being a mother was eventually in my plan, but I wanted to do something else. I wanted to become a school counselor for middle school and high school aged kids. There had been a lot of experiences in my life that were pretty negative. A lot of family things going on and I knew there were others like me. I knew I could possibly help other people through my own experiences.
I think it is so interesting how we slowly start to realize who we are and what we want. I think everyone knows who they are and what they want to do, it just takes awhile for it to surface. Sometimes it is difficult to differentiate between who we truly are and who we think we are. I know that I have gone through many different dreams and phases in my life but the two that have truly stuck are one day becoming a mother and becoming someone that others can rely on and talk to/helping others.
My plans have changed and morphed into what fits best with my life, but the underlying meaning behind what I do and what I want to do remains the same. I don’t know what the future holds for me, but I know that I am slowly starting to fulfill those little girl’s dreams. I have really found myself and realized so many things about myself in the past two years. Life is a crazy ride and I have learned how to sit back and enjoy the really bumpy ride.
P.S. Sorry for the word vomit. So much has been going on and there are a lot of changes in my life recently. I have been doing a lot of deep thinking and reflecting lately and I honestly think working out has helped my mind be more active, but it a very positive way. I’ll go more into the non-physical benefits of working out soon!