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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