When I was younger I use to change my mind every week about who I wanted to be when I grow up. Successful business man, doctor, famous athlete, coffee barista and now at 25 I’m still wondering what I wanna be when I grow up. Here’s the thing I don’t wanna be one thing any more. I wanna do multiple things and that’s the beauty of the time we live in. We can be a driver and a business man at the same time, a barista and a writer, a blogger and a you-tuber and in my case a teacher, fitness instructor, nutritionist, freak, blogger and a YouTuber!
Who am I really though? That’s a hard question to answer, I mean really hard, even when someone asks me where i’m from, I have to pause for a little while and think of which country I should tell this person I’m from.God! it’s confusing.
But here’s the thing, “labels are for cans not people”. We live in a very diversified world with a lot of mixes and we don’t have to be one thing or the other. Isn’t that great! We can do many things at once and not be just one thing, fun ha!
If you’re in your 30-50’s and still don’t know what you wanna be, don’t panic. Those who knew what they wanted to be at the age of 20 are mostly now having a mid-life crisis ( me included ) . Figure it out, we have till death. I think it’s a constant battle and a constant struggle, but it doesn’t have to be a struggle. Find something you’re good at, do it and get paid for it, if something else comes along, then do that as well. You’ll be the person of many skills.
What about society? Just forget about that, people are either too busy living their life or too unhappy that they talk about others instead since theirs isn’t interesting enough to talk about. Here’s a good comeback line for society, ” pay my bills, vacation expenses, buy me cool gadgets , and I’ll be whatever you want me to be for 8 hours a day 🙂 ” of course as long as its legal and doesn’t involve the exploitation of my soul, has long lunch breaks, good benefits, I get to go home early, 40 calendar days off a year, yearly bonuses and a little something something for Eid, and throw in christmas as well. oh and it’s fun and I really really have to enjoy it and I have to love my boss.
Do not panic, the world isn’t built like that anymore. We can be doctors and fitness instructors and have a car wash business on the side, yes it’s possible. Don’t know what you want to be? It’s fine, neither do I. Now do stuff you love. Done
I end this post by advising everyone who’s undecided to be a teacher and don’t take your ideas granted. Even if you don’t know what you want to be, be a teacher. Rejoice in what you learn and spray it, you’ll feel amazing.