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When I Grow Up


When I Grow UpI always ask my kids what they want to be when they grow up. 

I love to see where their imagination takes them, and where their interests lie.

If you think ages 7 and 4 is too young to have a clue - I would argue that point. 

I remember being asked by my teacher when I was 9 what I wanted to be when I grew up.

I replied without hestitation "a journalist" because I felt it in my very core that I wanted to be a writer....

Flash forward 15 years and I am in journalism school.  After getting my English and Communications degree from SFU, I realized that I needed to be trained in the art of reporting.

After graduation, I came to the very sad discovery that I didn't have the drive for reporting the news. I enjoyed the writing part - but not hard-hitting journalism like I first thought.

It took me almost another 10 years and two children later to discover that I enjoyed writing as an opinion columnist - which I have now been doing for 4 1/2 years.  

And finally, in the last 8 months, I've also been working as a free lancer for the newspaper - doing interviews on interesting local people and hot topics. I finally found my niche.

We may know exactly what we want to do with our lives very early on, or like me, it may take  a bit of finessing to get it right - but when we do - life suddenly takes on a whole new meaning.

With my company, Enterprising Moms - I have had the privlege of learning from so many other women out there who have also found their niche and their passion.  And it is truly inspiring.

My latest article in the Surrey Now newspaper is all about my children and what they have decided they want to do with their lives - and learning that its not always what you expect!  To read the article, CLICK HERE.


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