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Thursday, October 18

Dreams & Growing Up

Jill asked everyone to write about their dreams. I started thinking of that time I was fighting sword-wielding rebels...oh wait. She's talking about what we dream about doing when we grow up. I have many dreams of things I'd like to do someday. In fact, I listed them here pretty recently. It's growing up that's the sticking point. I've been resisting it for years. There is a popular belief that people get PhD's to gain additional education and expertise in their chosen field. Actually, it's a sort of Neverland where 20- and 30- somethings go to escape growing up and getting jobs. Grad student discussions that begin "someday when I graduate" are always comfortingly vague with no set dates. All this is very natural for someone who has never planned to grow up. When I was engaged someone told me I should wait until I grow up to get married. I asked if they had met my mother. If I'm anything like her, and I am a lot like her, if I wait until I grow up I'll never get married. So I'm sorry I have no grown-up dreams to share with you Jill. If you ever want to hear about other kinds of dreams, I still have the sword-wielding rebels to tell you about.

2 comments:

Jill said...

Ha ha! It sounds like your dreams are pointing towards the military??

I dig your new blog decor. You're such an autumn.

Nancy said...

I think I previously clicked on the wrong link...
How does it feel to put in print that you are like me?
And I've grown up over the years...