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When you were 10, what did you want to be when you grew up? What are you now? Are the two connected?
At age ten I remember wanting to be a wife, a mother, a teacher, and a writer. Back then, I thought I’d be a poet. That’s not going to happen. My poetry is mostly sappy and awkward. However, I do love to write.
I became a wife at 21; a mom at 22, 24, 27, and 30. I was a substitute teacher during all those years, and a full- time teacher in my late 30’s and 40’s, subbed again in my early 50’s until I went back to school for a master’s degree so I could do private practice counseling–something else I thought about in college, years ago, but put on hold.
While I’m not a professional or acknowledged writer—yet 🙂 –that dream still lives. So yes, I’d say what I wanted back then has come true.
How cool is that?