Sunday, April 11, 2010

What other life would you choose?

Renaissance Rebecca has a post today that intrigues me. "List ten other lives you'd like to lead and tell why" or something to that effect.
Click here to see what she chose and think what you would choose.

I'd like to lead the life of sailboat captain for just a few weeks. The quietness and the wind in my face, the sun warming me, would be delightful.

When I was much younger, I would have loved to work on a working cattle ranch. To spend time on horseback everyday was such a dream of mine.

I would like to be part of a speaking tour where I could talk to groups about the harm being done to the future of this country unless we wake up to the chemical pollution of our water, our air and our food.

If I could, I'd love to lead a dancing excercise class. That is my favorite method of moving all the muscles in my body and keeping fit.

In another life, I would sing! Singing calms the nerves, soothes and energizes us. I always wished I could sing with my husband and our sound would be beautiful. His voice was excellent, but my voice was never that good. However, I did sing for many years in the church choir and always felt great afterward.

But of all the things I have wanted to do in my life, teaching seems to be the one thing I enjoy most at this time. Helping others to gain the knowledge, the confidence, the belief that they can do what they want to do.
Writing and teaching others is the life I want and the life I plan to lead.

                               Students in my class at John C. Campbell Folk School

2 comments:

Shen said...

What an interesting post. I have to check out the link, now. This is something that is worth a lot of thought... I will come back to it when things calm down a bit.

thank you

Joan Ellen Gage said...

That is a question that piques my interest. I would like to be an artist, or a chef. A heiress would be nice--ha, ha!