It's time for a new installment in the Museum of Me and this month it's…
Hello and welcome to a new exhibit in the Museum of Me. This month we are showcasing what 10 year old me would think about the life I am living now. First up, a picture of me at 10.
Now, some things to know about me at this age. I loved reading, and my favorite books were the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I loved those books and the adventures Laura had and I really really wanted to have lived in the 19th century. I loved school and the library and had already had that conversation with my favorite librarian. I loved baking and delicious things to eat, helping my mom, and playing house. I had a Siamese cat named Simba.
How does that all stack up against the life I am living now? Pretty damn well, I’d say. I’m a Library Director and still an avid reader. I enjoy my job just as much as I thought I would. I like baking and making my home a comfortable and cozy oasis from the world. I spent years reenacting, which gave me the Laura Ingalls Wilder experience in about as real a way as you can get in today’s time. And I have not one but two Siamese cats.
And just one other fun fact about me. When I was a little girl, maybe right around this age or perhaps even younger, I always said I was going to marry a Swede and have 4 kids. And here I am, married to a Swede and I have 4 kids. I didn’t get here the way I thought I would, and for a while I was pretty sure I wasn’t going to see this particular dream come to fruition, and yet, at the age of 31 . . . that vision also came true.
All of this is to say that I think 10 year old me would heartily approve of the life I am living. And she’d be right!