I wanted to be Donnie Wahlberg’s wife!

When I was a little girl, I had many different career aspirations. Back up dancer, physical therapist, Donnie Wahlberg’s wife, a horse trainer and owner of a floral shop. Yahhhhh…I didn’t really even come close to any of those, ha! Although I DID get to meet and interview Donnie Wahlberg during my career as a radio personality. And sometimes when I’m alone (and sometimes even out in public), I like to think I’m a back up dancer but I digress. The point is…all of the things I kinda “thought” I wanted to be, I never became and that’s ok because I’m still pretty darn happy. Maybe even extra happy the day I met Donnie and he joked with me about my ALREADY being happily married…to someone else! I love you honey if you’re reading this! 😉

I wonder this about my little girls sometimes. What will they be? Who will they be? Although they are only 11 and four and it’s not too frequent of a thought, I do wonder. I imagine them being something incredible. A philanthropist leader, an artist, a doctor, a mommy, a changer of the world, whatever. The thing is though, I really and truly do not care, I just want them to be happy…to have joy! 

So when my 11 year old daughter Lily tells me she wants to be an artist, a vet, a singer, or a fashion designer, I say go for it! Just make sure to pick something and work somewhere that makes you happy! Strive to find la joie de vivre as the French say. The joy of life or the joy of living. I think if she finds that, then whatever she decides to “do”, she will bet set for life!

What about you? What did you want to be when you grew up? Are you doing that now?

XO Surviving Mommy

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26 Comments

  • Tami says:

    I grew up devoted to and loving the show “Emergency!”, and dreamt about being the first female paramedic. But…I’ve always been subpar on the athletic side, so I didn’t attempt to do anything about it. So now, for the majority of my adult life, I’ve had MANY people in my life question why I never got into the healthcare field. Believe me, IF I could gather the funds, I’d go for it now. I think a lot of the issues I had in my younger life was lack of self-esteem. I’m different now, but needed to be the way I am today many years ago. I still have dreams, but I’m trying to sort of bring them closer to earth to sort out what is realistic and what isn’t, and then trying to figure out a plan to execute it. At least I’m not dismissing the dreams any longer. I’ve also always wanted to be a singer, but I seriously do NOT have a singer’s voice. LOL…oh, well.

  • April says:

    I always wanted to be a teacher. I would make my brother and sister sit down and do spelling test, and I would teach to the stuffed animals. Once I got in trouble for using a permanent marker and writing on our metal shed as my Blackboard. Currently, am on my tenth year teaching, 6 years and middle school and four years in high school.

  • Stacy says:

    I wanted to be President of the United States OR the CEO of a makeup company. (Apparently I wanted to be the BOSS.) I ended up teaching Elementary and pre-school for 8 years and am now the boss of my house.
    I’d still like to run a cosmetics company…as for Being POTUS? No thanks. 🙂

  • Stephanie says:

    My little girl is turning 13 tomorrow and it’s scaring me.

  • Lauryn R says:

    What a funny and sweet post, thank you so much for sharing! 🙂 I don’t really remember, but I believe I always wanted to be a Vet. 🙂 I am now a SAHM with an associates degree in Business Management lol.

  • Terry Poage says:

    I went to school and got an Electrical Engineer degree and really wanted a job in this field. Then it came down to you would have to travel all the time and be away from your kids or find something else to do. i opted to be with my kids.

  • Kelly says:

    I just love you. You are what I want to be when I grow up. You always have a smile on your face. You and your family are always having fun and doing amazing things. I am not trying to blow smoke, I just think in this crazy world that can weigh on the soul, it is really nice to see people that shine. You are one of those people.

  • maria-roselle mendoza says:

    that’s great !!!

  • kathi bennett says:

    He is still so cute you are so lucky, I would have passed out!

  • Heather says:

    I always dreamed of being a famous country music singer…. there’s still time… right?!?! 😀 😀

  • Jen Mabry says:

    I always wanted to help people. Until three years ago I was doing just that. I got hurt at the hospital I worked at and now I am no longer able to work. You always put a smile on my face. Thank you for all you do. Donnie Wahlberg is awesome, but I think you both found your soulmates.

  • Nancy Burgess says:

    Great post and so funny.

  • Leslie C says:

    Lol so funny!

  • Lyndsey R. says:

    Sadly I am not. I wanted to be a veterinarian but my father became very ill when I was in high school. I got a part time job to help him pay bills but it wasn’t enough so I graduated high school and went to working full time. I do love my job though, so that is a bonus.

  • ilaria carraro says:

    cool post thanks

  • Wanda Tracey says:

    I always wanted to be a radiology technician and even went so far as enrolling and being accepted in college for it.My life did a complete 360 after that.I met a guy, fell in love ,married him and we moved away.I am still happily married to him today too so no
    regrets here either.

  • Adriane says:

    I wanted to be a writer, an artist an actor… I’ve done all of them in one way or another 🙂

  • Bonny McDevitt says:

    I would love to be a traveler more than anything!

  • Sarah L says:

    I don’t remember that I wanted to be anything in particular. Maybe a librarian since I loved books so much.

  • Bryan Vice says:

    I wanted to be a counselor. Because i relate to people so easily and everyone always needs someone to listen at some point. I am no where near that but havent gave up either!

  • That is such a cute post. I don’t remember what I wanted to be.

  • Sharon Braswell says:

    Loved this sweet post and that you at least got to meet Donnie!! I wanted to be a hairstylist, journalist, writer, and a veterinarian! Well, I turned out to be a bookkeeper who helped my husband start his own business eventually which was great for both of us! I still write and won contests for it in college and I rehabilitate orphaned wildlife, help with rescued cats and dogs and I’m very glad I didn’t become a hairstylist!! It’s much more fun to go to a stylist!! 🙂

  • Maria Roselle Mendoza says:

    Nice… thanks for sharing

  • Susan Biddle says:

    You and your daughter are just beautiful and your joy of life motto shows in your smiles!

  • I remember my dream of becoming a veterinarian when i was a ltitle girl. I love animals so much ♡ I am now just an upcoming journalist that has the dream internship in New York. It is my dream to be a broadcaster.

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