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Monday, March 15, 2010

When I grow up...

I find myself watching a movie or a show or reading a book about people with cool (or at least I think so) jobs.  I always think, When I grow up, I am going to do that!  I know that sounds silly, but I seriously love the idea of so many things!  Here are a few that I have seen recently that I would like to try one day:

Fanciful Florist
I saw Love Happens the other day, and Jennifer Aniston plays a florist with the most adorable little shop and logo.  She knew all of these flower names, and she had a box with notes that she'd photocopied that touched her (that people sent to one another).  It was such a dreamy job.  I would forget that I hated botany class and have extensive allergies anytime I walk in a 1-mile radius of a blooming flower.  It could be magical.

Awkward-but-Cute Bookstore Owner
You got it!  Just like Meg Ryan in You've Got Mail.  I would read children's books to them, and I would know every book personally.  If you come to my small group, you know how I feel about books. I love them and they love me back.  They were my friends when I had none.  And I would spread that joy everywhere if I could.

BitterSweet Cake Decorator
I adore this book.  The heroine is a cake decorator that moves to a cabin in the mountains and learns all about life.  I would do that.  With Billy, of course.  I would love to know how to decorate cakes and be super creative.  I'm not really, in that area, but I won't show a picture of the last cake I decorated... A little bit embarrassing.

Your Highness
Ok.  So this will never happen, but a girl can dream, right?  In this book, a woman becomes a modern-day princess and falls in love with the prince she had an arranged marriage in.
This is the perfect career, except I don't know that I would want to be a Queen... Just Princess forever.

Advice Columnist
I don't want to be Dear Abby, exactly.  And I don't want my own star (though I have to admit, it's awesome that she got one for what she does!!).  But I would love to be an advice columnist for a young women's magazine.
Except I really really would love to do this in real life.  Really!

Am I the only one?  Does anyone else have dreams that aren't really what they want to do... 
but kind of?!


  1. Ohhhhhhh, I wanted to be Kathleen in You've Got Mail SO badly when I was younger!

  2. Yep, you are not alone in having those dreams. I think it's a good thing we still do dream like that. :)

  3. Sometimes I read your posts and I feel like I'm reading all of the things I can't put into words. All of that to say that NO you are NOT alone. I always get lost in the characters of movies and books.

  4. Your blog rocks! Following you for sure!! Love this post as well!!

    I have a florist in one of my books owning a little shop because I think it's too cute!

    I'd love to be Meg Ryan! That is my dream!! A book shop in Cypress, Texas

    Thank you for the two books, The Highness looks amazing, I'm so going to look into that one!!

    I am in full agreement about always wanting to be a princess never a queen, though the older I get the more and more I am okay with possibly considering being a Queen!!

    As for dreams, I have too many to name, I'd love to be someone of importance in the renaissance times, only for a day. Then again Elizabeth in Pride & Prejudice always had a great time, I'd love to experience that for a day!!

  5. Ok, I think we might be the same person! These are totally my one-in-a-while dream jobs! Add to that, freelance scrapbook mag writer, and I think the list is complete! LOL Thanks so much for commenting on my blog post, and for following me! I so appreciate it! :)

  6. You are adorable and a dreamer and I like that! I so have all sorts of random dreams of things that I would love to do. own a coffeeshop. grow a garden. grow my own fresh flowers. be a stay-at-home mom/graphic designer {coming true!}. marry my prince charming {dream already come true}. go to Rome. sew. have a bunch of babies. stay thin. be a ballerina. so many:)

    I love your blog! I'm def a follower from now on:)

  7. i really wanted to be a flourist! i thought about quitting school... and learning all about flowers.

  8. This was one of my favorite posts EVER. My husband and I wanted to open up a pet store and adopt and rescue animals and we did--it was very fun until the economy tanked...but I think it is so empowering to follow your dreams!

  9. Oh my goodness! The Princess by Lori Wick is one of my FAVORITE books!!

  10. I want to be Grace Coddington of Vogue. She's a stylist and former model but I simply adore her after watching The September Issue, never mind that I've adored her work for years!

  11. I LOVE this post!! I think this kind of thing all the time! I would LOVE to be a florist and I adore the idea of having a quirky little book shop (which I would live above) and about a hundred other things!!


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