Name: When You Grow Up Artist: Priscilla Ahn
I remembering growing up, I was very ambitious and had an extensive list of professions and dreams of what and who I wanted to be. I wanted to be a doctor, a waitress, a songstress, a pilot, a writer of children’s books, a fashion designer (for barbies), the new Jane Austen writing books in Old English so that no one could comprehend but would find beautiful, an English teacher, a “veteran” to me then- also more commonly known as a Veterinarian now, Taylor Hanson’s wife, Daniel Johns’ wife, River Cuomo’s wife, Brandon Boyd’s wife, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s girl friend during 3rd Rock from the Sun turned to wife in 500 Days of Summer, a gold digger…no, not that gold digger, I really liked digging dirt, a counsellor, a psychologist, or a social worker…
I had dreams after dreams after dreams.
Now I am in Neuropsychiatry working with an amazing team of doctors, psychologists, and patients who make living worth the while, and everything just seems to be falling in to place that none of the above really matter anymore.
(Except the fact that I still want to be Joe’s wife…hahaha! Wishful thinking.)
This song makes me get the warm fuzzies and puts a permasmile on my face.
It’s a great reminder that when I grow up (as I grow up) I (just) want to be……..happy.
Happy are the people who dare to do something different and think outside the box, be someone they want to be despite what society says is the norm, and live freely through their experiences, alone, to brand their own meaning of life.. all without giving a fuck about the world and its judging finger.