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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 15 2013: Lots of insight, wisdom and advise here so I'll add my 2c worth ... I wanted to a a ballerina-assassin.... Really.... I've (sort of) changed my mind - and now try help others'find their callings and laughter on www.liveyourlife.co.za

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