I frequently think that thought: "When I grow up I want to be ...." I haven't yet figured that out to be honest. I have two college degrees, both of which I don't use in my present job. While I enjoy the work I do, hmmmm, I loathe my boss thus making it an uncomfortable situation. Most days I can just ignore him and do my work and put 100% or more into it. Other days, like today, I just do the minimum to get by.
This weekend, while visiting friends, I was told "You should be a wife, mother, and a teacher." Hmmm, well, I am none of those. Do they know something I don't?
The friend who told me I should be a wife and mother is a very dear, close friend. We've known each other for twenty years now! Wow! That's a very long time! We know everything about each other. She said that seeing me with my niece and how we interacted, she just knows I would be a great mother. I'm glad she thinks so. I'm not sure. I'm good with kids in a short span of time, but I do like to give them back!!! :) And as for the wife comment, I'm not sure what she bases that on. Maybe it is just part of the package of being a mother. But in order to be a wife and mother, well, there needs to be a man. Hmmm, the jury is still out on that one. I'm not sure that I want a man in my life. Yes, yes, yes. I know. I just haven't met the right one. As my sister once said, "I think Mr. Right got hit by a bus!"
The friend who told me I should be a teacher has also known me for a long time also. Let's see. We've known each other for....eleven or twelve years. I can't remember exactly when I met her. I know it was before she got married in 1998. Anyway, she tells me I should get my certification because she could see me teaching high school. I personally think she was smoking something when she said that! I am such an impatient person. Plus my communication skills to explain things to people are not that good. Very rarely can I "think outside the box" to explain something to someone who has never been introduced to a topic.
What do these friends see that I don't? Am I blind to my own possibilities in life? Probably so. I don't like change and I don't like getting hurt. But I am learning not to sweat the small stuff and to roll with the punches. Life is much better that way. Maybe when I am least expecting it, Mr. Right will walk through the door. And if not, maybe I will become that teacher. Or find some other new exciting career.
Until that time when any of those things come true or not, I will ponder: When I grow up, I want to be......