The Think Write Thursday topic this week is to write about what you thought you were going to be when you grew up and how that compares to what you actually are.
Well. For my personal life, I thought I’d be a wife and a mother and I am. I have a funny story that goes back to my childhood and this seems like an appropriate time to share it. I always said, when anyone asked, that I was going to grow up and marry a Swede and have four children. And then I married Hannah’s dad, who is German and English and I thought, well, so much for that childhood prediction. Fast forward 8 years and I was divorced and marrying a Swede with three children. Add Hannah to that mix and wa-la, I wound up married to a Swede and I have four children. Maybe it didn’t happen the way I thought it would when I was 8 but it still happened. Ha!
For my professional life, when I was really little I thought I’d be a teacher. And then I decided I wanted to be a librarian. I went through a phase in junior high school where I wanted to be a lawyer. And I briefly considered being a social worker when I was in high school. But despite all of those considerations I always came back to wanting to be a librarian. When I truly contemplate all of the things I do as a library director and council on aging director, I kind of am also a social worker. And there are even things I do that are vaguely lawyerly. I guess that’s just an elaborate way to say that I managed to work in all of my career interests even though I narrowed things down to being a librarian. And I wouldn’t change a bit of it.
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