when I grow up....

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell & Banker Busch Real Estate

 When I grow up I want to be a ?

Isn't life funny when we look back on our younger days and observe the stages life has brought us through?  As if I  were in a theater where my performances took place, and step by step the platforms changed.

I was a young unruley haired girl full of pie in the sky aspirations and dreams. Every now and then it's refreshing to visit all the significant changes that occured, and the stages I would go through that eventually shaped who I am and where I was going.

The "I can't wait to grow up and be a Movie Star! Or is it an Airline Stewardess? Maybe a  Hairdresser who gets to play with hair and make up! Yea that will be so much fun!" I think I had a new aspiration for each new season! The one thing I knew I wanted and the part of me that would never change would be to have FUN! My heart had to be in my choice or it wasn't going to happen and I was never going to be NEGATIVE like the grown ups! Yep I was always a dreamer who fondly recalls Girly gushes of excitement, sadness, or even disappointment that would happen, yet with each cycle of change I found myself reshaping and growing... it's called life.

The childlike eyes that would find a speck of light that would be a big enough window to let my imagination roam and find something to do, or create. It's like watching my grandchildren who look for something to play with and the "let's pretend game" with our imaginations and acting skills come alive.

Guess what? After some HARD KNOCKS that little girl can loose much of her pie in the sky optomism and her outlook can change into one of "You got to be kidding me!"  The glass is half empty!

Thats the alarm buzzing, yet we can get all caught up in hitting snooze button and staying in that negative stupor!

Time to regroup. Time to find that speck of light in the window that is still there! Time to have the fun you forgot to have! Time to be creative and positive! 

Fast Forward.......

 I miss my active rain friends and taking my travel classes has been such an exciting adventure for me that I just don't know how I can decribe the joy I truly feel other than to say I feel like a kid again!  A new adventure and a new horizon!

I am a creative person who needs to create or see God's creation. Either way that's when I felt the most productive and happy.

I wanted to touch base with my friends on active rain and write a short blog letting you all know that I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving, and I'll be popping in a bit more frequent after my finals for my travel agent position. 

"the earth is the Lord's and all it's fullness" 1 Corinthians 10:26



Comments (30)

Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
Diane, I'm glad you are well and happy and I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving as well!
Nov 15, 2007 11:16 AM
Portland Oregon Real Estate | Alecia Barnes - Broker
Portland, OR
Diane- great to see you, I've missed your inspirational posts! Hope you have a happy holiday- and looking forward to hearing more from you soon~
Nov 15, 2007 11:57 AM
Diane Velikis
Coldwell & Banker Busch Real Estate - Luzerne, PA
Luzerne County Real Estate

Linda, Thanks! I appreciate your comment   :)

Carole, I will have a lot of catching up to do! Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your comment! I will have a lot of reading to catch up on! You write some interesting posts!

Alecia, Thanks for your warm and friendly comments! I hope to be in full force after Christmas. My classes will be over and I will have more time to write. I sure miss you!

Nov 15, 2007 12:10 PM
Hugh Krone
Weichert Referral Associates - Hamburg, NJ
Realtor, Sussex County NJ

Diane ,

 Its never too old to chase your dreams. Five years ago if anyone told me I,d be starting college to study for the ministry at the age of 46 I,d have died laughing now i<m more sure than ever I am going to achieve it.Each day we have is a gift from God its up to us to accept and make the most of it.

Nov 15, 2007 01:57 PM
Andrew Trevino
ADT Real Estate - Wilkes Barre, PA
Wilkes-Barre Homes For Sale


I can't tell you how happy it made me to see a new post from you. I missed ya!! I still haven't decided what I want to be when I grow up, but I need to decide soon. Thanks for the post and the well-wishes. Happy Thanksgiving to you too.

Nov 15, 2007 02:11 PM
Elizabeth Nieves
The Elizabeth Nieves Realty Group - Durham, NC
Bilingual Raleigh - Durham North Carolina Real Estate Team
Diane:  I'm so proud of you for following your heart. You are going to have soooooooo much fun. Go gettum girlie!! And...you still don't have to grow up. Happy Thanksgiving to you also!! Blessings!!
Nov 15, 2007 02:18 PM
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI
Aww....now that's the support of the kind endearing person we all know and love!  You just do your passion....we're still here....and of course you have a very Happy Thanksgiving as well! Happy Studying!
Nov 15, 2007 02:42 PM
Diane Velikis
Coldwell & Banker Busch Real Estate - Luzerne, PA
Luzerne County Real Estate

Hugh, Your right on! Life is full of amazing surprises!

Andrew, I hope you never grow up   :)

Elizabeth, Thanks for the sweet well wishes   :)

Sally, Thanks for your loving support    :)

Nov 15, 2007 09:32 PM
Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
Kingsbridge Realty, Inc - Hubert, NC

Hi Diane,
We miss you and but are happy you are following your dream and that it is brining you such joy.

Is the photo of little girl in tutu and boots you?  I love that, it looks like something I would have done. 

Nov 15, 2007 09:36 PM
Midori Miller
Talk 2 Midori, LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Online Marketing For Real Estate Professionals
Diane-I am so happy and so proud of you and glad to see you on the rain. I believe you earned it...and one thing is for sure...you are never alone!  I have really missed you..  Keep smiling I read it in your post.  Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
Nov 16, 2007 12:06 PM
Alexander Harb
Knights Investing - Mesquite, TX
Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing

"When i was a child I thought like a child and spoke like a child...when I grew up i put away childish things...."

It is so good to know we CAN grow up after a while if we want to.....


Nov 17, 2007 07:40 AM
Julie Neerings~Lifting Hearts ♥ Building Dreams~
Agent Referral - Salt Lake City, UT

Diane-You are greatly missed here in the rain.  You bring a lot of optimism our way and that is why we can't wait for you to get back full force.  I can simply say that I am grateful to you and your friendship. 

Have a Happy Holiday! 

Nov 18, 2007 01:47 AM
Jo-Anne Smith
Oakville, ON

Hi Diane,  I really enjoyed this post of yours and  seeing  your name pop up on my subscriber's new posts list !!!  You're missed....  I hope your course is going well.

Your post reminded me of a book I still have  that my parents used to read to me when I was a little girl called

'When I Grow Up, What Will I Be?'    It was one of my favourites and is very lovingly worn....



Nov 18, 2007 01:55 AM
Robert L. Brown
www.mrbrownsellsgr.com - Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic
  Have a Happy Turkey Day!!!! I try not to think of growing up.  I'ts better to stay young(at heart).
Nov 18, 2007 02:04 AM
Diane Velikis
Coldwell & Banker Busch Real Estate - Luzerne, PA
Luzerne County Real Estate

Cynthia, She does resemble me but no it's not me   :)

Midori, Thanks for dropping by! I really miss you as well!

Alex, LOL But I don't wana  :)

Jo Awe that sounds like a great book! I'll have to hunt that down for my grandaughters

Robert, gobble gobble   :)

Nov 18, 2007 09:51 PM
Lola Audu
Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate - Grand Rapids, MI
Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home!
Hi Diane, I hope your classes are going well.  Look forward to seeing your more on Activerain as your schedule permits. Your post brings back memories... :)
Nov 26, 2007 02:41 PM
Desiree Daniels
RE/MAX Tri County - Robbinsville, NJ
Diane - Just checking in.... we haven't seen ya around in awhile - Hope all went well with your classes and Have a Happy Holiday!
Dec 15, 2007 01:43 AM
Diane Rice
Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL - Lansing, IL

Hello Diane!  Blessings to you my sis!  I stopped in to say, i believe we have ALL been summoned by GOD to get into the position HE wants us in.  I, too have been away, pursuing the pleasing balance HE requires of me.  It does NOT stop me however, from missing YOU and others whom i've come to know on Active Rain!

With that said, i wish you GOD's best for 2008, and a Wonderful Holiday Season, & an Exceptionally Rewarding Travel Career!

Love ya!

Dec 28, 2007 05:05 AM
James Wexler
wexzilla.com - Scottsdale, AZ


It is amazing the paths we all take to our supposed destination in life.  I have learned however that it is the journey not the end that is important.  We are always evolving as individuals.

by the way, Do you have an outside blog that I can add to my Blogroll ?

Thanks and look forward to reading your thoughts on the world of real estate.

Jun 19, 2008 05:45 PM
Phil Hillerman
Crye-Leike Realtors® - Rogers, AR
Crye-Leike Realtors®

Good Morning Diane, I hope things are going well for you and that you have a very good fall season.

Oct 06, 2011 01:43 AM