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Finish this sentence: When I grow up _________.

It’s a phrase we’ve said over and over again for as long as we can remember. When I grow up, I want to be a movie star. When I grow up, I want to be just like daddy/mommy. I wanted to be a combination marine biologist/dentist/Broadway singer (I would’ve been busy, huh?) and we all had our own crazy dreams for what we wanted to be when we grew up. Now that you’re experiencing the freedom and independence that comes with being in college (or being a recent graduate) you may feel like you’re all grown up – you’ve turned 18 or the big 2-1 and now you’re an adult.

But the truth is, we all still have growing up to do. Maybe we grow older, but we never stop growing up. Or at least, we shouldn’t. We should never stop striving for things or learning new things about ourselves – what we love to do, who we love to be around, and what makes us happy. How about we never finish growing up and spend the rest of our days aspiring to always be more and better?

If you need a little help remembering what motivates you to continue to strive to reach for your dreams, today’s video is just the thing. “When I Grow Up” is a short film by The Academy that will inspire you to live your life to the fullest. Check it out below and start your day with a smile!

What’d you think? Tell us what you wanted to be when you grew up below!