Originally uploaded by R. Plowman
Growing up I wanted to be
* a French teacher for little children (languages were not taught till high school when I was young)
* a diplomat (I did not know that US foreign service women had to resign when they married then)
* a wife (this was kind of a given in the 50s and early 60s)
* a mother of 6 children (I was an only child)
Life happens and I flunk out of college, marry and live all over the world, and have three children who learn various less than common languages. So I sort of had all 4. We wisely stopped having children after 2 (anyone recall zero population growth?) and #3 was adopted.
So fast forward to my 40s, divorced and working in government. xh used to always say angrily "You should have been a lawyer!!" Yes, I should have. But over the next 20 years, I was able to work in the immigration law area and eventually work on state legislation and finish my degree.
So did I get my dream jobs? Yes, in a roundabout way I did. Oh, with marriage to current dh, I now have a total of 6 children (all adults...phew!). So never presume a dream is lost. You may have to work for it later in life, you may find it's a dream job that has turned into a nightmare, or perhaps just an idea you have outgrown.
Being retired, today I play with paper and scissors and glue and teach reading to adult male prisoners. Sounds dreamy to me!! Thanks to Randel Plowman for inspiring me with his A Collage of the Day. That's his crafty table not mine. (But if you want a quick and decisive answer OR a diplomatic answer, feel free to ask me!)
Click ThreeButton's list over on the right to see who else answered this week's ? which came from Cindy at bugandpop. Great one Cindy!