Tuesday, June 23, 2009

What do you want to be when you grow up

We went out riding this morning and while we were in the middle of nowhere our granddaughter shouted out that when she grows up she wants to be an artist like grandma. Well grandma is no artist but I do like to doodle and paint . I do decorative woodcrafting ornaments-my favorite designer is Renee Mullins.
But her statement got my memory to rolling. I recall saying that when I grew up I wanted to be an artist. I would spend hours locked in my room designing paper dolls and their outfits. Those dolls had to be just right-not barbie dollish but just right in looks . I had pages and pages of them for years until I lost everything in a house fire back in 1979.
I also wanted to be a writer. I got this bug when I was in the 6th grade and met my friend Cathy. We would spend hours making up crazy stories about 2 characters called Cat Curry and Hannah Hayes ( fictional sisters of the famous outlaws Kid Curry and Hannibal Hayes--some may remember the series Alias Smith and Jones!!). We soon went on to make up things about our other famous shows, Rawhide, Rat Patrol. You know all those crazy shows. She may never know this but I continued to write up until a few years ago then just quit. I figured it was a waste of time and I'd never be famous.
Well lo and behold I decided to do a blog and now I can make my dream a reality. And who knows maybe I'll be discovered!!(ha ha)

So what do you want to be when you grow up? Never say you are too old to make those dreams come true but instead see what you can do to make them come true. It's easier than you think.

Have an awesome day and enjoy life.

1 comment:

Census (aka Cen aka June.S) said...

Snap! When I was growing up I always wanted to be a writer. I never did do it but then again...I've still got some growing up left to do, lol.
Your right your never too old for dreams. I look at my grandchildren and dream some wonderful things for us all.
Have a wonderful day and thanks for such a terrific post.