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What do you wanna do when you grow up?

Editor’s note: Here’s a bit of inspiration from our social media apprentice, Ben!

This question is thrown around a lot, and sometimes not taken seriously. That’s probably because it’s usually answered by five to twenty-year-olds who either:

Don’t know yet

Take the p*ss saying ‘a stripper’

Those who have no concept how difficult life really is e.g. “I wanna be a cowboy”

My self? I’m a mixture of all three.

Because I genuinely don’t know. Who really knows until you’ve tried it.

Because I want to avoid the question and/or make my friends laugh.

Because I still really want to be a cowboy…

Everyone has had an immature thought in life, no matter what age. Maybe it was you wanting to be an astronaut when you were seven, or maybe it was you wanting to win the lottery when you were thirty-five. Either way, none of them compare to what my answer was when I was at the age my mental age decided to stop growing. When I was around eight I answered ‘I wanna be free’. But on some messed up psychological level, I truly meant it and I’ve stuck by that throughout my life!

I think what lil’ Ben meant by that was that I don’t want be sat at some boring job for the rest of my life, I want to live my life how I please and not let anyone tell me what to do. Doing what I love… That’s what being free is. Luckily I’ve found a pretty awesome job that I’m happy with. If I can stick with it than life’s going to be pretty cool.

It might sound pretty deep, I know, but I feel like people sometimes need a reminder that if you’re stuck in a job you don’t enjoy, make a change! Go and climb Everest or something!

As Steve Jobs once said, “If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.”