Christina Parker Photography

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Aspirations? January 30, 2013

Love's first kiss? When you were much younger, what did you long for? Did you think you would have to wait years, for your true love to come around? Or did you have to wait to kiss a lot of frogs to find your true prince! I had an interesting adventure today. Back as a very young child, I remember thinking, that there were only a few occupations that we could be. 1. an Engineer (that drove a train) 2, a Teacher, 3. Nurse, 4. Doctor 6. Dentist 7. A pilot. That was about it, I really hadn’t looked into all the possiblities that were just waiting for me. Earlier today, at an ortho appt, and speaking to the office manager, I reflected on my earlier aspirations…Early Childhood Educator, a student nurse, the never ending career as a mother, and a jewelry designer, and now a photographer.

One of my children, is job hunting for a permanent part-time job. As, he is picky in his job searching, I see the priviledge all around, of where he could gain some experience. He knows it’s not what he wants to do long term…but he realizes it’s a stepping stone. I wish he was a more willing to go after the easier hiring jobs, such as fast food. We had the discussion that you never know, you might enjoy this retail job so much, that you will actually want to own the company…not according to him, though. While I was waiting in the car, as he was dropping off resumes, I was observing around me, I took note of all the many modern day technologies, that we seem to take advantage of. There was a truck infront of me, using a hydraulic lift…does one aspire to be a hyrdaulic creator? The automatic sliding doors that take you into the retail store. Does one dream, that they are going to own the company, and try to supply the rest of the world with all the doors possible. They break, and therefore they do need to be repaired, so someone else needs to be available to know how to correct them. Who grows up and says, I want to work in the sewer? Thank you, for those that do!

Then tonight, at basketball practise, another mom, and myself are professional photographers, and we got talking about how it’s something that on our highschool aptitude testing, where it might of suggested that we be an artist, or hair stylist, and little did we realize at the time, how we would actually grow up to become photographers, and fall in love with a capturing every day moments! My challenge for you, look around at all the opportunities that we have, and how blessed we are to experience them all, that someone has the aspiration to add beauty and make less work for all of us. We are so priviledged! What longing will aspire you tomorrow! I’ll start with a thankful heart to my family! Checkout my facebook page, for a complimentary photography session: Christina


15 Responses to “Aspirations?”

  1. modernrust Says:

    I remember being REALLY little, like 3 or 4, and asking my dad if I was going to be a Halloween Witch or a fireman, because those were the only 2 jobs I could think of. Funny how we limit ourselves sometimes.

    • Even looking back as my student life, I wish I was more adventuresome, and looked for more opportunities to expand myself! It’s amazing what we sometimes limit ourselves to, either because of inexperience, or fear.

  2. natasha Says:

    I always wanted to be an astronaut!!

  3. Cherilyn H Says:

    I wanted to be a teacher when I was little. I even carried around a little grade book and gave every student a 100 every day. 🙂

  4. I always wanted to be a teacher or a photographer…..I was a teacher for 18 years and LOVED it and started my second career choice 3 years ago and I am hoping to do it for another 20 because I am LOVING it

  5. So great that you were able to fill all your aspirations, Katherine! May the next 20 years, bring you even more joy!

  6. cindy867 Says:

    When I was little all I ever wanted to be was a mom and an artist. I always had a baby doll with me and would draw on any piece of paper I could find! I hope your son finds the perfect job for him! My first job was a retail job that I stayed at for 13 years. I started as part time and worked my way up to management. But being a Mom is still the best job I have ever had!

    • We hope he finds the perfect job for him, too…it’s always hard when they are just starting out. I would have to agree being a mom, is the most awarding and hard working job anyone could have! Thank you for your comments.

  7. carmen hall Says:

    I always wanted to move to New York city & live in a studio apartment & be a fashion designer. I’m sure your son will find what’s best for him. We usually do find our way 😉

  8. Sarah Says:

    When I was younger I wanted to be a teacher. That is so not what I am doing today and I still say I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up.

  9. Sarah, I just found this perfect quote my C.S.Lewis, “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream!” Christina

  10. I still don’t know what I want to be!!!! 🙂

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