Do you ever think about what your life would be like now if you had made different choices when you were younger?
I wish I had been able to keep taking baton lessons when I was little, after my teacher retired, so I could have been a majorette in high school. Or I wish I had been able to take ballet, or be a cheerleader. I wish I had been more outgoing, but then again, that’s mostly just my personality.
And sometimes I just wanna go back two or three years, and start college again with a different major. Like art history. I really want to be an art history major (except for the required drawing class). Or, linguistics, or something like that, so I could translate the Bible into different languages–wouldn’t that be a great job? I love languages..And of course, every time I watch “You’ve Got Mail” (my favorite movie!) I want my own little bookstore. (Then I remind myself that the same thing would happen to my store as happened to Meg Ryan’s..)
Today I was not in a good mood and I decided that I did not want to be an education major anymore. Then again, the other day I had this realization just because I’m an ECE major, I don’t have to teach elementary school for the rest of my life. If I don’t like it, I can do something else. I don’t know why I haven’t really thought about this before. If I hate teaching, I can get my doctorate in art. Or whatever.
I don’t really think that I’m going to hate teaching; I think I’m going to like it. It’s just nice to remember that I can change my mind at some point and do something else.