Isn’t it fun to fantasize about the other lives you might have had if your mind had been more open, and you had known yourself better in your 20’s, when you chose your first career?
I love working with living things and color!
Rooting and transplanting different kinds of plants and succulents is one of my favorite pastimes now, and I love growing all sorts of plants!
I see only now how much more fun I would have had if I had found some kind of work in some artistic field like floral design or gardening. I feel I could have expressed my full being through a job like that.
It seems to me now, that I was so pre-programmed to work in universities. I do completely enjoy reading, thinking and the freedom of my own intellect. I love intellectual exchanges with others. But I also love the beauty and freedom of light and color.
Perhaps I could have been a painter in another life or a musician. I have fantasies of playing the harp lately. No, not something practical like the guitar, the harp! What does that mean? Perhaps I’m headed for heaven? Or is hell looking for a harpist.
Of course, there’s still time. It seems like everyone presently moving to this rural Colorado county wants to become a ‘grower.’ Perhaps I can still run a greenhouse eventually, and put my green thumb to good use. At least I can plan how glorious my new gardens will be here, after we get our patio done!
It’s never too late to find out who you might have been!
I am filled with gratitude that I can now live like this forever. Please go learn more about our move from Fort Collins to here in my new memoir!
9 thoughts on “Oh, the lives that could have been…”
I’ve always been a writer and have no urge to change that. I wonder why. Oddly enough, when I do think about the life I might have had, I think about all the careers I would have been good at, but would have really hated. Guess I’m doing what I should be doing. And thanks for reminding me of that.
I smiled at your greenery that you might plant. A lucrative field, I think. 🙂
I don’t think about what “”might have been”. I much prefer to focus on the “what could be” at this stage in my life. Every day an adventure!
It’s a fantasy and I just learned how to do that! So glad to have this ability now…
I always wanted to write…and now I do!
I love this. Its indeed interesting to think about who we could’ve been, if we only knew when we were young. I was pre-programmed to go into business, but looking back I should’ve been a writer. Go figure! Oh well, the good thing about writing is its never too late. Loved this post.
Thanks for reading you guys!
You are having so much fun…don’t let anyone tell you that you need a second career even if it is as a grower. I, like you, love to dream. Loved this post!
Thanks Barb! I’ll remember that whenever I’m tempted…we retirees need to support each other!