What will I be when I grow up? Its my question this time, not one of my 5 year olds. When do we become a "grown up"? Is it when we get a job and pick up our first pay packet? It is when we buy a house or our own car? Or is it when we have children?
I did all these things long before I was 30, so why do I still not feel like a "grown up"?
I was never one of those children who aspired to be a doctor or a lawyer when I grew up and I didnt have pushy parents who insisted I had a "career", instead they encoraged me to stand on my own two feet but to be happy in what I did.
I have done my fair share of long hours, hard work, sweat and tears (and there have been a few over the years). I have done every job from Purchasing, Sales and Human Resources but this has stood me in good stead with building the Little Lilypad Co. The Lilypad satisfies my love of shopping and fills me with pride and satisfaction every time we get feedback from our lovely customers.
So what will I be when I grow up? Whatever my age or status, being a grown up doesnt mean I have to lose the girl inside my head (or the shopaholic either).
All I aspire to be ...... is me.