The Challenge today
was to imagine what my life would have been like
had my dream of who I wanted to be at age five
I would have been an astronaut or maybe and archeologist
or a singer / actress like Ann Margret.
I would be sailing ships, fighting monsters
by the time I was 57.
They were fun dreams, dreams that I write about
but what would have made the five year old in me pause
was one little detail.
I never actually saw myself doing any of those things.
I saw the me that I wished to be.
A prettier me.
A that looked pretty when I laughed
and could run and jump without tripping and falling and skinning my knees.
Maybe that’s why I am where I am now.
I should have seen myself doing those things- clumsy, homely me.
I should have included myself
in those lovely, exciting dreams.
Inspired by Writing Prompt Wednesday:
Your prompt: Imagine a day in your life if you had the career you wanted when you were five.