I used to dream of being an archaeologist.
I dreamed that I would sail around the world in a yacht,that was the strongest dream. An associated dream was to become a boat builder - the reality of life has been that I have done neither - the reality has been that as in many of lifes I have compromised. I have built a boat and I sail a lot - but not in the context of the original dream - but again life is a compromise between reality and fantasy.
As an elementary schoolgirl, I wanted to be a teacher (that's what girls did). In high school, I thought about architecture when I met a young, hip female architect. In college, a guy I knew who was a complete numbskull got accepted to law school and it occurred to me that if he could get in to law school and become a lawyer, so could I. So after graduating from college and working in the women's movement for three years plus teaching, I went to law school and became a lawyer. Now I'm a writer and an artist.
I have never known and still don't..but I always wanted to do my best and be the best at what ever i do..it has brought me a diverse life so far I admire people who do know and wonder as well what influence parents have in the upbringing of their children..
Delwyn I would like to follow your blog but i just cant figure out how to do it!..
Mona ~ if you go to your dashboard it is all set up for you.
VioletSky ~ well you dig out some very interesting stories and wonderful photos.Meri ~ So after following those various career lines it appears as if you are now doing what you love. Am I right? You are a very fine writer and artist and I'm glad you share your work with us.Alden ~ time's winged chariot sounds louder each day but you still have another life left ahead of you yet...
As a child I had fantasies of being a major league baseball player. I was the star of my first little league team, but then my family moved to the country where Little League was out of the question--too much driving.I never dreamed about being a teacher until a few years out of college.
Dan: This has been an enjoyable interactive exercise, thanks to you and all the above. I have learned a little more about my friends in the blogging fraternity.
I'm reminded, too, of a greeting card I once saw for sale in a rack of cards on display in the waiting room of an automated a car wash. The card quoted, of all people, my brother, James: "If you don't grow up by 35, you don't have to."
Oh yes, I also fantasized of being a National Geographic photographer and a figure skater. My brother on the other hand always knew he wanted to do something with radio, and he did. I admired having that knowledge and goal.
VioletSky - well you are the photographer and you have the ice...
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