I'm envious of those folks who knew what they wanted to be when they grew up. Not only did they know at a young age, they actually did it.
Me, I've always wanted to be multiple things when I grew up. I wasn't sure which one I wanted to be more. I wanted to be both a computer nerd and a costume designer. I chose costume designer because I felt I could only choose one. After designing and creating costumes, I worked in theatre education. Somewhere in between I became a Passion Consultant.
I started blogging. I became a blogger. The more I blogged, the more I enjoyed writing. Now I have freelance writing gigs. I'm still a foodie. I'm a book reviewer. I draw. I craft.
How many dreams is too many? Careers? Hobbies?
Does society today appreciate the Rennaissance woman (or man)? My ambition isn't a straight path. I didn't plan to do have the jobs I've held. But I've enjoyed most of them.
I guess I'm not done growing up because I love learning and doing new things.
Did you become who you wanted to be?
This book is inspired by The Bloodletter's Daughter by Linda Lafferty, this month's From Left to Write book club selection. Marketa desires to be a bloodletter but as a woman, the most she can do is assist her father in the procedures.
Inspired by a real-life murder that threatened to topple the powerful Hapsburg dynasty in the 17th century, The Bloodletter's Daughter imagines how one young woman holds more power than she thought possible. Join From Left to Write on September 25 as we discuss the The Bloodletter's Daughter. As a member, I received a copy of the book for review purposes. This post contains affiliate links.
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