What I Want To Be When I Grow Up

Do you ever feel introspective? Start questioning where you are and where you want to be?

I spent a lot of my unemployed time doing just that. What do I want to be when I grow-up? (Please stay with me in a metaphorical sense, I know at 30 I am quite grown.)

I think I eventually want to be a Mom but not for another few years. I want to go back to school but that can’t happen until J is done with law school and working full-time again (fingers crossed.) I used to think I wanted to be a musician, which is what I went to college for.

A few times a month, I attend meetings that leave me so inspired, I am ready to declare myself. Last night was one such meeting.

I am a member of the Polk County Democratic Election Committee and at the monthly meeting, Democratic candidates from a County Commission seat to the US House were in attendance. Listening to their stories and what their catalyst was to pursue public office, is really powerful. I want that.

I want to serve my local community and be able to create real change. Even from the sidelines, I am working to organize young people in my county. The Polk County Young Democrats is such a great platform for service and a place where I can really make a difference. (Plus it’s fun to geek out about politics with other young people.)

My long-term plan is to go back to school, work on as many campaigns as I can, and get the Polk County Young Democrats to a place of real power. Then I might be ready.


My name is Dina and I approve this message.

8 thoughts on “What I Want To Be When I Grow Up

  1. It is hard to view politics as little more than a game anymore. There is no real sense of connecting with those which currently “represent” so many people. It is imperative that people like yourself, people of our generation find that same inspiration that you did in order to reflect the values of our society as it evolves.

    I truly hope that you achieve your goal of helping like-minded people take office, and eventually are elected yourself. It is not about more, but better Democrats.
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    • One thing I find when working on a local level, is that there are so many amazing people doing tons of selfless work. People who bust their butts trying to do the right thing. Sometimes stepping back from the national stage, where politics seems more and more like a blood sport, can give you some hope.
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  2. I enjoyed this post very much, partly because I have been right there where you are at. I love the energy you are feeling about the political prospects in the future. You are a great leader and an community would be lucky to have you.

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