Thursday, October 1, 2015

Yesterday...


When I was younger... I wanted to be famous. I thought it would bring me a lot of friends. I wanted to be a movie star.  I spent hours dressing up and "becoming" someone who I thought I wanted to be.  In high school, I wanted to be a cheerleader.  I worked hard, but it didn't happen.  Lucky for me, because I probably would have slept with the whole football team, and my life would have taken a different direction.

When I was younger, I wanted to be married.  I was lucky enough to find someone to love, and who loved me, and I got married.  I still wanted to be a movie star. I took acting classes and discovered a whole new world.  I still wanted to be famous, but when I realized all of the work involved, and the statistics of actually becoming famous, my path changed and I revisited my options.   

When I was younger, I also wanted to be a mom...and my dream came true.  I became a mom four times.  The work involved has been excruciating at times, but mostly it has been rewarding, invigorating and the most ongoing learning experience of my life.  The twists and turns have kept me on my toes and given me something that I could not have imagined in my wildest dreams.  The cheerleader training helped me with enthusiasm needed to spur on my children.  The acting classes gave me the skills to be the doctor, therapist, boss woman and friend when these people were needed by my children. 

I don't need to be famous.  I just need to be me.  I still think I'm young...

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5 comments:

Mama Kat said...

I love this! The part about sleeping with the football team made me laugh, yes perhaps it's best you did not become a cheerleader. Isn't it amazing the things we come up with when we're young that we think will make people like us more? It's a good feeling when we can just accept us for what we are.

Linda O'Connell said...

This is an inspirational and heart warming post. LOL at the football team reference.

Mimi B said...

Gosh, I didn't know WHAT I wanted to do when I grew up. Well, I guess I started off wanting to be a veterinarian, but then I found out I had to do well in science. UGH! I became a mom, and it's exactly what I was supposed to do with my life!

Linda O'Connell said...

Liz, how I understand about those acting classes preparing you well. Loved this post.

B Nickerson said...

I agree with Linda. A very nice post. I like the phrase, "revisited my options."
Something we all have to do throughout life at many cross-roads.