Sometimes I think about what I want to be when I grow up. Someone could say that at this point in my life I should know, but what would they know? I'm being very good about not judging myself lately, mostly, so when that thought comes up in my mind, I soothe myself by thinking about how great my life is in this moment. When I take the amount of years I've lived out of the equation and ponder what I have to offer, thinking about what I want to Be is fun. I ask myself what I really enjoy doing. There are so many things that it seems hard to narrow down. So maybe I won't narrow anything down. Maybe I'll just go with the flow and see what happens. Maybe I won't work so hard to figure things out. Maybe let the Universe show me what's lined up for me. Wow, this is feeling better already!
I've been self employed for over 20 years. There are pluses and minuses to that, as with all things. In the past I have worked very hard to do, well, everything. I've succeeded in some endeavors and failed in others. I brought two board games to market and watched them move out of my life. I've loved and lost. I've had wonderful clients come into my practice and move on. I still have amazing clients and friends. And there is so much more to come.
This is what it comes down to for me. No matter what I'm doing, no matter who I'm doing it with, I want to be happy when I grow up. Actually, I want to be happy now, in every moment, making that choice over and over again.
You can do it too. Just make the decision that you're going to be happy and see what happens. It will probably bring a smile to your face.