I'm 27, Im 28 this month. I have spent most of my 20s as a mum and I have felt like Ive been waiting for my life to start.
I feel like its begun. I've never studied and only worked in retail and hospitality, I have 3 kids, 7 years, 1 year and 6 weeks.
Are you the same? Do you still not
Know what you wanna be when you grow up? Or do you know and what is it?
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13-01-2013 16:54 #1
When I grow up....
Last edited by Harliben; 13-01-2013 at 16:58.
13-01-2013 16:56 #2Member
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No idea, and im older than you.
13-01-2013 17:03 #3
When I grow up....
I never studied, I left school during year 12 to become a retail manager, was engaged at 19, pregnant at 20, married and gave birth at 21.
I have two beautiful babies now and I feel like that is what I was meant to do I am very lucky that I do not 'need' to work as my DH works his butt off for us. I do work from home though so that I can know that I am contributing and doing something that is just me.
I always wanted to be a lawyer while I was in school but left to help support my family. I have no idea or plan of what to do once my children a grown, I'm truly think I could be happy without a 'career' though, as silly as that sounds, I think I will always be busy with my kids (and hopefully grand kids) no matter how old they get
13-01-2013 17:14 #4
Re: When I grow up....
Almost the same as you, op. I'm 27, have spent all of my 20's raising the kids, have only ever worked in fast food and retail.
I started studying last year but still have no idea what i want to do with my life. I'm studying in a completely different industry this year although i don't know if it's an industry i really want to/could work in.
I feel so lost and still have no idea what i want to do with my life. I don't think i'll ever know.
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13-01-2013 17:23 #5
I think I'm starting my adult life now, tbh.
I'm 26, have a 7-year-old... but last year, I learnt to drive, studied, got lots of new friends and a job. I feel like my life is just beginning... after falling pregnant at 18, Mum at 19... there wasn't really much going on there for me as an individual... I was just someone's mother.
I feel like I'm beginning to become an actual adult now. lol.
ETA - What I "want to be," doesn't really bother me anymore. I don't really want to be anything. There are things I certainly DON'T want to be, but I mostly just want to make enough money to do the things I want to do without too much issue. Like travel, buy pretty dresses and let me daughter do extra-curricular stuff. That's really about it, in regards to what I want to do. I'm working as a Spa/Beauty Therapist in a day spa at the moment, and am happy to do that for quite a while. It's no dream job... but I enjoy it enough.
13-01-2013 17:30 #6Senior Member
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I'm 30, finished my family, my youngest is starting school this year, I'm 3/4 of my way through a uni degree, and I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up!! It's very frustrating. *sigh*
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13-01-2013 17:36 #9
Re: When I grow up....
I'm also 27. Met my Dh at 13, married at 23, moved to Australia in 09 and been ttc ever since. We've done a little bit off travelling over the last four years. I've been working in the same industry since I was 17 (pharmacy). I don't particularly enjoy it and desperately want a change but I don't know what it is I'm passionate about. Right now, all I want is for our next ivf cycle to be successful and move back to NZ to be with my grandfather before it's too late, he has motor neuron disease. What I want for myself not longer seems important. I do know that I want to stay in health care and have toyed with the idea of nursing or nutrition.
ETA-because I don't have children I don't feel like I'm treated as an adult. I did do the grown up thing of buying a house though.
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