What I Want To Be When I Grow Up

What I Want To Be When I Grow Up by chelceytate.com

It's a funny thing when you're technically an adult, engaged to be married, starting to look at future homes to start a future family and yet, still don't feel like a grown up.  That's exactly the point in my life that I'm in right now.  I think a huge part of this has to do with the fact that a majority of my friends from high school are only now graduating college, whereas I skipped that chapter in my life.  I fast forwarded a bit and decided to chase my dreams which, in my case,  didn't require a classroom.  

That decision has led me to where I am today.  Blissfully happy with the experiences that I've been blessed with so far, and beyond excited about what the future holds.  I'm a dreamer and someone who doesn't really like to plan things out.  I'm spontaneous and impulsive and I've always been this way.  You could say it's because I moved around so much when I was younger ...  from house to house and from school to school, but I think this is who I was always meant to be.  Someone who doesn't take things too seriously (most of the time) and who insists on figuring things out as she goes.    

So, what do I want to be when I grow up?  I want to be a dream chaser, motivator, truth speaker, inspiration giver, faith driven, loving wife + mother, and God willing, I want to be the person that I've always intended to be.  Growing up is equally as scary as it is exciting.  As I count down the days to my 22nd birthday, I have more thoughts and goals and hopes and dreams floating around in my head than I ever thought possible.  I have a strange feeling that we never truly grow up.  We're always changing, learning and growing, and that's a really beautiful thing. 

Chelcey Tate is a photographer, blogger and graphic designer based in Louisville, KY.