Friday, November 16, 2007

Meme: When I Grow Up

WOW! Day 8 of my new blogging life and Liv tagged me for this meme.

Write five things you want to be when you grow up. Big dreams that seem like folly, but in your heart of hearts are very real and dear to you. Things maybe you have forgotten in the ebb and flow and toil of the everyday but that never really leave your soul. What would you do if anything were possible?

These are in no particular order:

1) I like to bake. I'd love to have a little bakery. I'm a terrible sales person though so it would have to advertise itself and it would have to be so good that word-of-mouth advertising would be the key. I'm pretty good at chocolate birthday cake and every year I make pumpkin pie with real pumpkin, not the canned stuff. I use graham cracker crust though courtesy of the Keebler elves because I haven't been able to get that one right yet.

2) I would love to be a forensic pathologist. Forensic science fascinates me and I would love to be able to provide answers and closure to families that have suffered loss of their loves ones and help see that justice is done to criminals that perpetuate heinous crimes. I could never do it - I'm too emotional. I couldn't handle someone's blood stained clothes and know these were the very articles they were wearing when they took their last breath at the hands of a monster.

3) A stay home mom. Unfortunately, we live in a time and place with enough debt that we are required to be a two-income family like many American's today. I love my day care provider, she was a second mom to me growing up, and I love the social exposure Sugarplum is getting from the school-age kids she plays with every day; but if I had my druthers, we'd be all about picnics in the park and play dates and baking cookies and muffins and having the house smell like Pot Roast when D gets home from work. In this fantasy I am super organized and have lots of time to do everything. The house sparkles, the laundry is done, there are no dirty dishes in the sink and dinner is always on the table promptly at 6. Even if I could stay at home, I know that part is a fantasy.

4) A therapist. I'd like to help people sort through their problems and reconnect with the things that matter to them. I'd probably work with couples or children and try to guide them on the path of making their lives brighter.

5) Teacher. I'd love to work with kids, although D says I would have to work on my patience. The hole in the bathroom door is his testament to my short fuse. In my defense, it was put there when he made me mad and I was 10 weeks pregnant and very hormonal. Back to the teaching - I have immense respect for teachers and don't think they get nearly the credit or the pay check they deserve, but no matter. If I could do it, I would love to lead kids to new discoveries and new understanding of the world every day. To be able to flip the switch and see the light bulbs go on over their heads every day would be magical.

Thanks for the tag Liv! In turn, I'd like to tag Rimarama, OTJ, Milk Breath and Margaritas, Wiping Up Snot and Gaining Balance.

To play along:
1) Link to the blogger that tagged you
2) Answer the questions in a post on your blog
3) "Tag" the bloggers you want to pass this meme along to by linking to their blogs
4) Comment on their blogs and let them know they've been tagged