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Kimberly Ann

Program Manager, Atienza Kali

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What do you want to be when you grow up?

Remember when you always heard this question in grade school? Why don't people ask it when you're 30? Isn't it possible to do something else entirely and still have room to change your mind? So my question is, "What do you want to be when you grow up?

I recently asked myself this question at 29 and I realized that I didn't know the answer so... I started taking martial arts thinking that maybe I’ll try my hand at being a ninja warrior. I also started taking pilot lessons because I was always afraid of flying so I figured a career in aviation was the perfect way to get rid of my fear. These are just a few examples of things that I’ve done.

My suggestion would be to go and find something daring that forces you to think like a child once more to discover what will truly feed your spirit and make your life fulfilled.


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  • Jul 14 2013: I've always wanted to be an actor when I was younger. But then I realized it wasn't possible, because can't pronounce the letter R, so I wanted to be a film director instead. Now I've almost finished high school and I realized it is foolish to think I can't be an actor because of my small disability: I only have to make a little bit more effort e.g. taking pronunciation classes. However, now that I'm more grown up, I also want to make a difference in the world in my way. I want to do something that touch people. However it doesn't nessecarily have to be the whole world I want to touch, a group of people would make me happy too.

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