6 things about me:
1. I want to quit my day job to do photography and write novels, poems and short stories. Lots of people have encouraged me to do this including a magazine editor who has read my writing, a newspaper owner, people I trust and whose opinions I value and the person who hired me for this day job. I have several things ready to submit, but I am afraid the rejections would discourage me to the point of giving up. I would have to abandon this dream in the face of reality and if I did that, I would have a huge hole in my life. On the other hand, acceptance and success might be just as scary. What if I run out of ideas for things to write about?! What if as soon as I quit this day job, they find someone who can do it better and won’t ever want me back? What if…? what if…? what if….?!?!?
2. I don’t want my children to have children. They would be the same kind of parents I have been and there are just too many things I should not have passed on to the next generation.
3. I wish Condoleezza Rice would run for and be elected US President.
4. My wrist still hurts from when I broke it back in October. It’s stiff when I rotate it, I get cramps in the palm of my hand and it’s lumpy & crooked in places it wasn’t lumpy before. It makes my handwriting sloppy. I won’t to go back to the doctor for it because I’m afraid he’ll recommend some kind of surgery and I don’t want that.
5. The last time I slept clear through the night was almost 25 years ago when Jack was born and we brought him home from the hospital. I put him to bed at 9 pm and I woke up at 6 am. I went rushing into his room, certain I would find him dead of SIDS, but he was sleeping peacefully. Ever since then, I wake up two-three times every night, no matter how tired I am.
6. I would like to go to Seminary and get a Ph.D. in Christian Theology. I love God with all my heart and read through the Bible once a year, but there are so many things I don’t understand. Like Tevya in Fiddler on the Roof when he sings If I Were a Rich Man and imagines himself with time to sit and study the Good Book “…and that would be the sweetest thing of all…”