That doesn’t mean what you think it does. Here’s my take on growing up. I’m so happy for the kids who know what they want to be when they grow up. Especially the ones that pursued their dreams and made them a reality. Me on the other hand, I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up AND I’M 55! That’s why I love the beginning of the Toys R Us song. “I don’t want to grow up….” Anybody who has reached my age or older has an idea of what I’m talking about. I still feel 25 years old but my body tells me different.
When I was in 2nd grade our teacher had us draw a picture of what we wanted to be when we grew up. I drew a picture of a doctor. I don’t know why. I didn’t know what I wanted to be. In 3rd grade I really started getting interested in ventriloquism and took 3rd place in a talent show. Maybe I’ll be a ventriloquist when I grow up! Then, around 5th grade I started liking magic and playing the trumpet. Maybe a magician or musician. Maybe I can be both, they’re almost spelled the same.
In high school I took basic classes and lots of band. Music theory was one of my favorites and a really tough class. I got an A. That’s because I loved music. As a matter of fact I loved it so much that when I graduated I went to Kent for THEATER! Theater? What was that all about? Oh, my buddy Johnny Ace Palmer was in theater at Kent that’s why. I didn’t know what I wanted to do when I grew up. Took some time off of school. Got married to my beautiful wife Sue and my career went something like this although it may be a little off.
Reconditioner, Radio Shack, Car Sales, Radio Shack, Motorcycle Sales, Radio Shack, Champion Garden Center, Motorcycle Sales, Radio Shack (see a trend?), some where in there was a couple stints as a baker, Car Sales, Distribution Center, New Car Manager, Car Sales (see a trend?), Programmer/Owner/Creator/Designer/Sales, Autotrader.com, Cars.com, Internet Manager/F&I/Sales Manager, Internet/Advertising Manager.
Guess what, I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up! I don’t even know if I want to grow up. I think I just want to stay a Toys R Us kid! Someone pass the legos!!
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