Sunday, November 27, 2011

What Would You Be?

Sometimes I wonder what I would be if I had taken a different path. Oh, that thinking sets me off on all kind of paths.  

I am not talking about wishing I could be a rock star that could just belt out a song in perfect key, dressed in perfect rock star garb.  No, not GAGA.  I don't think I could ever be THAT creative or WANT to dress that way.  I would probably dress more in Cheryl Crow mode.  But that's a day dream.

Sometimes, I'm a dancer..Broadway Dancer! Kicking high, doing a quick roll and back on my feet to kick again.  In my day dream I ALWAYS spin  and spin and fall right off the stage.  No matter how many times that one has run through my head, it always plays out the same way.  I actually do remember riding in the car when I was about 8 years old having that day dream!

Of course, sometimes I sew, and knit and embroider like no other and actually make a living at it creating one of a kind always in demand high-end ...anything.

But what I REALLY wish I was is a Psychologist. I never day dream about it.  I just wish it was the path I had taken. Of course, I would not be a rich Psychologist.  I would be helping those that have no one else..

So, I am rambling, but I really am content in the path I took.  I just wish I knew then what I know now.


kaiteM said...

it's never too late to go and study Psychology, that is as long as you are under 95 or perhaps 97!

I wanted to be a pilot but a man said i couldn't as i was a girl. that was how it was then and i believed him - damn!!

Timaree said...

I wonder too but then figure I may not have the kids I do have so it ends that session as I would not trade my kids for anything! Otherwise I mostly daydream about being able to help other people or be a paid artist.

GlorV1 said...

You can be and do whatever you want if you so desire. Take classes on Psych 101 to start and then go from there. Even if you don't earn a degree in that field, you will have had classes to feed your desire. Do it now, don't wait. Have a wonderful week Carol.

mairedodd said...

boy if that isn't the truth... what could you do to feed that supportive, nurturing role? is there a women's center or crisis center you could help out at?

Momma Bear said...

hmmm, Yung or Freud?
I like Yung, more scope for the imagination.
I occasionally have that same daydream, what ifing.
i am mostly content with were i am but one can't help wanting to be "more"
not so much better, but more.
I have been thinking of going back and finishing collage.
hows that for a challenge? if I go you go! 1 class at a time? we can do it!
come on! I dare you! -.-

crystal said...

Hi Carol :-)
My mother likes to say: "It's never too late to be the person you might have been." I've always loved that sentiment.

There's disagreement over the origin of the quote but the words are so profoundly wise.

I agree with the others. Take a psychology class during the evening at your local community college. It's time to think of yourself for a change. xoxo

Unknown said...

Oh the what-if's! I daydream too... some times it's being able to make a living creating art... but if I could go back. I used to think I'd either go for being a Psychologist(Jung) or Marine Biologist, what a completely different life I would have then! Lately though... I've thought it would be amazing to be a Geologist.
I wouldn't have gotten rich with any of those either... it wouldn't be about the money.

Magic Love Crow said...

It's so true, if you could know then, what you know now, it would be soo good! But, I guess that's why they call it life ;o) I feel you can be whatever you want to be, even if you change your mind sometimes! Afterall if you don't try, you have already failed!

Teresa said...

I just know you'd be great at it, so go ahead, have some classes just for the fun of it... You may end up with a degree if you enjoy it, but at the very least you'll enjoy the classes--I know psychology is one of the areas I didn't explore in college and would have loved it!
Speaking of dreams... I gave up arts because between that and biology or science I thought I'd starve to death as an artist. As it turned out, now I think I could have been a decent one... far from rich but I probably wouldn't starve! And I know I'd be happier...
So... just go for it!
And dance and sing your way through life as you usually do :)

Anonymous said...

Like the others have said - you can still take classes in psychology. Even if they don't lead to a qualification, you will have fun learning more about your interest.

I don't really have any 'What ifs' concerning career - I've just sort of drifted into it. Although one thing that did happen was that I changed my college course after year 1. (If I hadn't I might have ended up as a microbiologist or forensic scientist!! Both so NOT me!!)

Susan Elliott said...

Well. You are a natural psychologist and my guess is you've been playing that role for your friends and family even without the formal training. Your innate passion is to help others see better...I'm with the rest of the crowd...I think you would enjoy taking classwork and formal training more than the average student because of your innate interest...I really hope you go for it...

As for re-thinking life's path has taught me very much. I was a health care administrator...a job that was 24/7 and didn't flex at all when I had Jack. Now I wish I had been a nurse. Funny, because women were only allowed to be nurses and teachers in my Mom's generation...I set my sights on something greater...CEO of something...I loved health care because it was helping people. I actually loved my career but I loved Jack and Jim more so when I had a chance, I quit. Now, it's funny that the very job I had rejected as a young pup, believing I could be MORE, is the very job I think would have been best for me. A nurse can perform operations (I've sat in on many surgeries and realized it was just sewing!) or be in management or flex hours when she needs to...Now...I'm not sure where my path is taking me but I definitely don't feel like I'm in control...glad to hear your thoughts, as always. Good luck Dr. Carol...

Maya Kuzman said...

When I grow up I would love to have a children's clothes line. Honestly.
I also wish to write children's book (I have a collection of stories {not published - mind you} dating back from my elementary school - up through university to prove that). I am already what I wanted to be and now I am more than eager to change that, thank you :)

Anonymous said...

I think "what if" a lot. I actually think had I finished college I would have gone into the Law profession. I think I would have been good at it.

And I sometimes wonder what part of the country I would be living had I not met and married my hubby.

Ditto on being content with the choices I made. I bet we all think what if at some point in our lives.

Great post!!

LissC said...

I is never too late. My mom got her masters at 50. Of course she chose social work, so she is indeed not rich. :)

I love your day dream about dancing. It is interesting that you always fall off the stage. When ever I've tried to count sheep..I always envision them jumping over a fence...and eventually they always always end up tripping on the fence. Weird how are minds work huh? Perhaps if you ever do go back to school, you can tell us what it means :)

Happy new year!!