Growing up

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” I remember this question being asked frequently by adults and other children when I was a child. And I always answered something ridiculous like “a supermodel”, “an actress” or an “interior decorator”. And I clearly remember my best friend always answering the question with “I want to be a fisherman in Greenland!”. Of course I have neither become a supermodel, an actress nor an interior decorator, but me friend actually ended up following through on his childhood dream. Or he almost did. He has been a tour guide in Greenland for many years, specializing in fishing trips and ice fishing, and today he actually has his very own travel agency called Travel Greenland where he organizes a vide range of different tours. So I guess he did not become a fisherman I Greenland, but he has achieved his dream of living of fishing in Greenland.

Besides the fishing today he also specializes in whale watching tours from boats, dogsledding and trekking. I am thinking that he has done really well in reaching his dreams, which is something I cannot boast of having done. I mean, I finished the degree I have always dreamt of, but last month I turned 30, and I still don’t know what I want to be “when I grow up”. Obviously I don’t want to become any of the things I wanted to become as a child, but it would be nice knowing what I do want to be. I am how ever not sure how to figure out what direction I want my life to go in, and not sure how you know that something is right for you? Do you just wake up one day and know, that you for instant want a travel agency called Travel Greenland? Or is more like you have a vague idea, of something you would like, and then just try something out?

If you have some good advice for me, or struggle with some of the same thoughts I would love for you to comment in the comment field below. Thank you.