Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

what will she be?

My daughter doesn’t really know what she wants to be when she grows up. Funny thing, huh?

I always wanted to be a teacher. My family wanted me to be a nurse, so much so that they tried bribing me with a car. Nope. Not good if you puke on your patients, literally, I gag when people talk about medical procedures, but maybe I could have been a poop doctor because I always seem to be talking about poop.

I don’t know how I ended up a sales person. Maybe out of survival, maybe out of drive, but maybe, just maybe, God had a plan. Just maybe. :) I often look to the skies and wonder, how on earth, did I end up here? I am good at my job and my crazy gift for organizing really pays off here. I am good with people, they think I trust them more than I really do. There are just a few people that I trust completely. That’s just the way I roll.

I decided that I was going to have her take some aptitude tests to figure out what she’d be good at using her gifts. She’s only 4 years away from college… it will help if she has some direction. I even looked into CCS (Center for Creative Studies in Detroit) for her. Gotta be prepared, you know…

I wanted to see how good those aptitude tests really were, so I decided to take one and see how it came out, to see what I should be when I grow up. I should be an Entrepreneur. I am the perfect balance between right brain and left brain thinking… ha! My creativeness is balanced with organization and logical thinking but not too much logical thinking that it suffocates me. How about that? I can deal with all kinds of people because I understand how they think… and can adjust accordingly. hmmm…

It was a fun thing, but I have always wanted to own my own resturaunt and some day I believe I will. But not in my time. A few people have tried to discourage me but if/when the time is right it will happen.

What do I think Phyllis will be when she grows up?

Exactly what God wants her to be.

Psalm 20:4 May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.


Hattigrace said...

Good you are helping her discover her aptitudes with the testing and all. I don't think God cares that much WHAT we do, but HOW and WHY we do it. Someone told me tonight, what we SEE is what we are called to. Like everywhere I went, all I could see was hair. He has blessed me so much being a hairstylist. What she loves, what lights her eyes up, what she has giftedness for. . .

I relate to your left and right brain balance. I am like that, too. I am creative, but run a good business. A blessing, bc not everyone can do both.

What a caring mom you are!

Vikki said...

I never knew either, never thought about it and didn't realize I had options. It's good you're preparing her early