Perhaps thinking about this is a lame excuse for wanting to escape all of the things my life requires me to do within the next couple of days . . . or it may just be a way of some playful daydreaming to get me through some serious house cleaning jobs. But here's a question.
Do you ever wonder or imagine or dream of what kind of a life/profession you would be suited for (and think you'd be happy living) if you didn't have the life you have now? Would it be something totally different than your current reality? Would it involve a skill you presently have but haven't pursued to its fullest extent? Or perhaps you'd have a profession or lifestyle you've only dreamed of. If your upbringing had been different, if you had had a mentor to take you under his/her wing, if you had received encouragement or financial aide at a certain point in your life would that have set you on your way along a totally different path in life? If you had your growing up years and education to do over, what would you do?
I was married at an early age; I was only twenty. (Ach, what a baby!) Being happily married, raising children (or a child) and being a homemaker was a life I'd always wanted. I've been very blessed in that I have that. But what if I'd never met the man of my dreams, never married, what if I had had to make my way in the world on my own? What kind of life would I have pursued?
One (only one of a few!) of the scenarios I imagine I might have found myself in is being the cook for a wealthy family. I suppose that's not too much of a stretch to imagine since I like to plan menus, try new recipes, cook good food and present it in an attractive manner. I'm especially fond of down-home cooking, such as preparing real food from the garden, meals that would appeal to a family on an every day basis with the occasional fancier culinary creations for special parties or holidays. Yup, that wouldn't be a bad way to earn a living. (Of course, I'd have my own lovely small suite of rooms on the third floor of the mansion owned by the family who employed me!)
So how about you? Where do your daydreams of another life or profession take you? Are they totally bizarre? Do they involve fame? Or earning a huge amount of money? Be wild, be crazy! Come on, share your fanciful dreams!
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