With my first novel, Enchanted Island, I dedicated it to my children. I simply said ” Dream Big.” Up until I completed and published Enchanted Island I had not lived up to that statement. I suppose you can say I was brought up to just do the minimum to get by in life. I was encouraged to get a city job with good benefits and sit at a desk for the rest of my life. While that is fine and dandy for most people, it just wasn’t for me. There really isn’t anything wrong with finding a job, getting married and having 2.3 kids and a dog. It’s your everyday American Dream.
From a young age I knew that that kind of life was not for me. I’m more inclined to do something that has me running around and on my feet all day. I’ve worked at desk jobs and was terribly miserable. I’m more of a hands on person. I like to be up and about helping people or doing something with my hands. ( Hey behave yourselves 😉 ) Unfortunately I was wired to want to do so many different things at once, and that doesn’t really fit into being productive in our society. You know the saying, “Jack of all trades, master of none.” I believe that the saying has negative connotations. I could be wrong there, who knows?
I just like to do so many different things that I can’t settle on just one. Our society is just not set up to support this type of personality. You go through your school years and when you get to High School and College you have to declare majors. You’re expected to pick that one subject, study it and then find a career to support yourself in that field. Again, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. It’s just that some people (me) don’t fit in that particular box.
First of all, if you study so many different subjects you’re going to go broke doing so. Secondly, if you’re lucky enough to afford schooling for every subject matter you’re interested in, try changing jobs in all of the fields that strike your fancy. No one will want to hire you because you’ve bounced around so much. I know employers want to know that they are hiring a person who will stick with them, I’m just saying! Just because a person has many different interests and would love to pursue most or all of them doesn’t necessarily mean the person is flighty or a flake.
So someone like me is forced to go into business for themselves. I took what I was passionate about, kids, and I made it work for me. So now I have a day care in my home. I find myself now wishing to follow other dreams. I’m left feeling like, maybe there’s something wrong with me. I look around and people have chosen careers and work at it until retirement. Why am I not happy doing that? Why do I bore of something and want to move onto something else. Society tells me that there may just be something wrong with me. I never really did feel like I fit in. Am I one of those “creative types?” You know, the type person people make fun of.
All I know, is that the older I get, the more important it is for me to live out my dreams. I always loved writing so, with my friend R.C. Berry, we wrote books and published them. That was a huge thing for me. Now I’m onto fulfilling something just for the fun of it. I’ve taken on trying to meet my favorite male entertainer! Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson! I think I love him…like…seriously 😀 You can follow along on my journey to make that dream a reality here on my Journey to Wrestlemania blog. Find out what I’m up to these days with my gal pals R.C. Berry and Ms Ang. I’m learning to live my life, with the knowledge that, the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.