Monday, March 26, 2007

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…”

4 comments:

Stephanie said...

I love knowing these things about you. Thank you for sharing.
slw

Sue said...

ok, I found Ladawn's blog, but
where are the questions?
Sue

LaDawn said...

Sue - No questions.....Just share whatever you want about yourself.

Janell - Number 2: If everyone said this the human race will cease to exist. Children will grow up and sometimes repeat your mistakes, sometimes make new mistakes, and sometimes (amazingly) make no mistakes at all. Let's put it this way, my parent's made so many mistakes and I'm making a whole bunch of new ones! Ah, the human experiment.

what I love most about this is that you dared to sharae that with us. You are an incredibly inspirational woman giving me an example of how to live an authentic life. If you gave that gift to your children, what more could they ask for?

Anonymous said...

Janell -- isn't there something about Babe Ruth striking out a whole lot more than hitting home runs?
Shirley