Millions have gathered around the world to stand in solidarity for Charlie Hebdo and freedom of the press. From unity marches in Paris to #JeSuisCharlie, the world’s response to terror has been anything but terror.
And while I hope the legacy of this moment is not soon forgotten, I wonder if it’s time to lace up and get to walkin’ the talk again.
Somehow, I haven’t outgrown that question. At 20-years-old, my best girlfriends and I still ask each other nonchalantly…
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I’m starting to be more okay with the fact that I don’t know. I’m not really sure what I want to be. It’s scary. But it’s scarier to imagine locking myself into to a career of TV broadcasting or daily crime reporting without allowing myself to learn, imagine, and apply outside of those boundaries.
In the immediate now, I’m finding it easier to think about how I want to be when I grow up. What qualities do I want to possess? What skills do I want to market? These questions leave my career options wide open, while still narrowing my focus for today.