Thursday, August 19, 2010

Thursday 13: things I would be if I could grow up 13 more times.

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This week my topic is 13 things I would be if I could grow up all over again.
1. Beekeeper.
I think one day we will actually have a hive and do some beekeeping ourselves on our own property. If I had another lifetime I think I might do this commercially - but not in the USA where the bee industry is so dependent on the California Almonds. I know very little, but I don't think moving the bees across the country every season is good for them.

We had a neighbour with bees when I was growing up in Rhodesia. They swarmed one day because of the heat I think and my mom was stung MANY, MANY times. I have a vivid memory of standing in my grandmothers bedroom while my grandmother pulled stingers out of my mom.

Later in my life my grandmother used bees to treat arthritis in her hands.

2. Disney Imagineer

I will admit that my love of Disney, though still great, is not so much a love of the Disney corporation as it exists today, but of the IDEA of Disney - the idea of having a happy place. I LOVE Walt, but I don't love all of what the Disney corporation is today. Having said that - I would LOVE to be an imagineer.
A what you say?...
Walt Disney Imagineering is the master planning, creative development, design, engineering, production, project management, and research and development arm of The Walt Disney Company and its affiliates. Representing more than 150 disciplines, its talented corps of Imagineers is responsible for the creation of Disney resorts, theme parks and attractions, hotels, water parks, real estate developments, regional entertainment venues, cruise ships and new media technology projects.

3. A poet

I write poetry, it's true - but who now a days doesn't? I have even had some of my poetry published. If only I could be so creative full time and for money.

4. A Librarian

Oh to be surrounded by books and more books, all day, every day. Doing research. Cataloguing. This would suit my craving for organization - and to be surrounded by books. The thought of all those bookshelves makes me almost salivate.

I also know a GREAT joke about a library, but it isn't very funny in written form, it's more of an auditory experience.

5. A policewoman.

I always wanted to be in the force and I think I would have been damn good at it!

6. A Stand Up Comedian

So this guy walks into a library and says.......

7. An Author.

My mom and I WILL collaborate on a book one of these days. If Jenny McCarthy can get published by golly I can. There are some pretty terrible books out there. I just need to get something written.

8. A Teacher.

I am thinking of opening a school/orphanage in Africa. My brother might be my ticket to getting this done. I also wanted to be a university professor, but who knows, that may happen in this lifetime still!

9. A professional student.

If only I had the money and the time to be perpetually in school. What a thrill that would be.

10. A pyrotechnics expert.

Oh I love fire. I triple love fire and explosions. If I could spend a lifetime blowing things up - more specifically if I could spend a lifetime making and setting off fireworks I would be in HEAVEN. People used to day to me when I was younger that kids who played with fire wet their beds. Well I played with fire - and I wet my bed. I didn't seem to care too much about the bedwetting part. It was worth it to play with fire.

11. Owner of a "B and B".

By "B and B" I mean " Bed and Brunch" not "Bed and Breakfast". I suppose that under duress I COULD get up in the morning and make breakfast, but I am certain there is a market out there for people who want to sleep in and still get something to eat when they are travelling or visiting beautiful locations. I am not a morning person by any stretch of the imagination and the fact that my son IS a morning person is slowly killing me by degrees of sleep deprivation. I love to sleep in. My spouse and I go to a hotel once a year for a foster parent conference and they have a free breakfast (by "free" I mean "included in the price of your room") Free food is always appealing to me, but I would prefer to sleep than to eat, though you couldn't tell that by looking at me. I think there are more people like me out int he world. I would open a "bed and brunch", let people sleep in, and then cook a glorious meal before they head out.

Owning a bed and brunch is something my spouse and I would love to do together. It would also meet my desire to be a chef. See #12.

12. A Chef

Food glorious food. Cooking thrills me and it thrills my boys as well. We could make cooking a family affair. I could cook for people in our bed and brunch and then hire people to clean up after me.

13. A Monk.

There is something that has always appealed to me about the monastic life. in Eden Utah at the Abbey of Our Holy lady Trinity. I could be a monk AND a beekeeper. I like to multitask.

Catholicism might be a bit of a problem for me, so I could always be a Buddhist monk. I don't think I could take a vow of silence, but I could certainly get right into the martial arts.
I don't want to be a nun though and I am fairly certain there are no female monks, so maybe I couldn't be a monk no matter how many lifetimes I had. I could start a female monastery I suppose.


Anonymous said...

A beekeeper? Really? I could never do that...I am really scared of bees and wasps and other things that say buzzz. When I move back to Canada I would totally come and buy honey from you though!! All your others ones are totally stuff I have thought about myself. For a long, long time I was aspiring to get into the RCMP, but physical fitness has never been my strong suit. And Librarian? TOTALLY!! I might do that yet, who knows. If you start that school/orphanage in Africa that would be amazing. If I hadn't met my boyfriend and ended up in Croatia, I would probably be teaching in Africa RIGHT NOW!!

Teena in Toronto said...

Interesting choices. I'm not a fan of bees ... they scare me even though I'm a 1000 times their size. Ha!