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The other night my husband and I were just hanging out on the couch talking and asking each other random questions about anything and everything. Those are some of my favorite times, really… just talking about life and enjoying being together. But I digress.
We got to the question of, “When you were 9 years old, what did you want to be when you grew up?”
For John, he always wanted to be a basketball player.
For me, I always wanted to be on Saturday Night Live.
For John, his dreams of being in the NBA changed in high school, but for me, my dreams of being on SNL never really left me until a few years ago.
I mean, really… I wanted to be on SNL pretty much my whole life (as long as I can remember) and for a long time, I was convinced it was going to happen.
And I don’t know if it was reality setting in, maturity, life changes, or something else altogether, but I basically turned 25 and realized that my dreams of moving to New York City and doing bits on the infamous SNL stage were just not going to be in the cards.
I am in New York City for a conference right now and I was thinking a lot about this as I walked around today.
The truth is, and I’ve said this before, I love my life and I wouldn’t change it for the world. Certainly when I was 9, no one even knew what a blog was (you know, because it didn’t exist), and even as I got older, I never thought that this would end up being my job.
I love that I get to do this for a living. I love you guys for coming back and reading this little blog of mine every day. I love the community we have here. I love getting to write and create and photograph and do fun things and talk about hard stuff and just… share LIFE here on the internet in a way that inspires all of us to share LIFE in, well, real life.
So no, I’m not doing what I thought I’d do for a living when I was 9… but I’m okay with it and I’m grateful for every moment I have with my family and with you guys and I feel so blessed.