Question of the Week:
Maybe you are one of the lucky few who knew exactly what you wanted to be when you grew up from childhood. Maybe you graduated high school, applied to exactly the college or trade school you had in mind, and proceeded with the training you needed to make your dream come true. Maybe you did it all before "life" kicked in with marriage, kids, or other "reality" checks. Maybe you are living your dream.
Or maybe you thought you knew what your dream was, and proceeded much as above, and now life has come, you are married, you have children or are about to have your first, and your perspective has changed. What you once thought was "you" doesn't seem to be as close of a fit with your new found reality. The more mature "you."
Often I wish I had the perspective I do now when I graduated from high school eight years ago this month. What would I have done differently? Nothing, as it turns out. Alright, maybe a few minor things :), but the goals and dreams I have now would have been impossible then. They only came with experience, with new birth and love.
Which leads me to the Question of the Week:
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Are you already there, living the dream? Are you close and in the process of pursuing it? Do you have a little, sneaking voice whispering that there is something you are meant to be?
Of course, as you might imagine, this question is born out of my own thoughts as of late. I love being home with Madalyn right now; it is an honor and a privilege. But I believe there is still something for me in the wings. More on that later.
Let me know if it's a firefighter, a ballerina, or a mailman. Or anything in between.