The question is …
What did you imagine you would do when you grew up?
Where did you see yourself professionally? Did you always dream of a focussed career and follow the steps to make it happen or have you found that you are doing something with your life that is totally unexpected?
So,here I am almost 55 years old and I have been asked if I have had the LIFE I wished for.
I think I came pretty darn close to THE DREAM.I love this question as I had NEVER really thought about this before.Recently, I had been thinking about a friend who really did NOTHING with HER LIFE.Or I should re-phrase that none of HER dreams came true.But I had not reflected on my own LIFE.
As a young thing I wanted to be a PRIMA BALLERINA or a high fashion model,a Vet,a Buyer for a department store and another idea came in 9th grade when I took this fabulous class about ANTHROPOLOGY.I wanted to be an ARCHEOLOGIST.
I danced for years and was lucky enough to preform on stage with the SAN FRANCISCO BALLET in the OPERA HOUSE.
I also went to the WORLD’s FAIR in SPOKANE,WASHINGTON with a ballet group and preformed there.I believe the year was 1974.
So, tick that box…………I did not experience the DREAM but I had a good taste of the life.A life I adored.Side note…….I am still wearing colorful bracelets!!
MODEL…………..nope did not get to that experience but did walk the SAN YSIDRO Ranch pool for a fashion show once!Plus, I recently made ARI SETH COHEN’s ADVANCED STYLE INSTAGRAM roll for wearing his divine t~shirt!!!You can see that on my sidebar……….it is slowly creeping up to 3,000 LIKES.My husband and I have a bet.He says YES, it will and I say no it’s had it’s time.I’m just THRILLED to have made it there!
This outfit was made of PAPER!!ALL white……………..very fun.
Loved this jumpsuit……..NEW HERO…….??Was that the brand?Anyone remember that gauzy line?
Charles Jourdan shoes……..cost the earth.Never could walk in them!!!Look I am still wearing hats with flowers!JUST MORE FLOWERS………………..
VET……….that required TOO much science and that wasNOT MY THING back then
nor is it TODAY!
I adore animals and will have a house FULL of them if the husband departs before ME!
Ditto my beloved CAT.
ARCHEOLOGIST…………well, that required CAMPING!So, that was OUT!
BUYER………….I worked towards this one for awhile!I. MAGNIN’s, BULLOCKS WILSHIRE,Joseph Magnin’s and NORDSTROM’s I worked at a lot of retail spots but did not make it into the BUYER’s OFFICE!I did end up in the WHOLESALE office for the GUCCI ACCESSORY COLLECTON………………….that stocked the GG logo and Fendi all over the United States and Canada.And that is where I met my ITALIAN HUSBAND.He was IMPORTED from the FACTORY in ITALY to help us young things sell the stock!!!My Mother then SOLD the idea to me that I should take another LOOK at this ITALIAN as he was CUTE, CHARMING and he could COOK!SO, THANK -YOU MOTHER for making me open my EYES!
I knew I would live in Europe,(probably after visiting THE QUEEN’s carriages at BUCKINGHAM PALACE)……..or that was a DREAM which became a reality in 1991.I loved FLORENCE, ITALY.I being the AMERICAN didNOT want to leave to return to the STATES…………..the ITALIAN did and so here I sit in my European inspired house.
I always knew I would have two children.After the first SON was born I knew I would have another BOY and I did.A 10 pound 2 ounce son.
I always Dreamed about living in Europe even at a very young age.I devoured those fashion magazines and always loved the story in the back of Voque or Harper’s about a person’s home in Europe and their life style.
So, back to the question………did I have the LIFE I thought I would have?
I traveled the world at a young age.
I worked in the fashion industry.
I married my Prince Charming.
I had two babies.
I lived in Europe.
I decorated a home in my own STYLE.
I owned a shop for 12 years.
So, yes………….I think I came pretty darn close to having the LIFE I dreamed about.The question is NOW.What should I be doing NOW?I think I need YOUR Help with this as two years will have passed on June 15th, since I closed my shop and I have not come up with my next CHAPTER!!!
I get up early,I read my emails and blogs I subscribe to, I go to exercise, I lunch sometimes with ladies,I work in my garden, I cook more then ever and ENJOY it so much more.But there is something missing from my LIFE……………
Can you my readers put your finger on what it is I need to do NOW?!!
I bet some of YOU will have a good idea and I cannot wait to hear what it is you have in STORE for me!I would love to hear what you think I should be doing now.
Please remember to check the other blog writers and see how they interpret this assignment!Jump over to http://splenderosa.blogspot.comHERE and scroll to the bottom of her POST and click on the blogs that appeal to YOU!
WE will be taking the summer off from this series of BY INVITATION ONLY,back in SEPTEMBER.I will still be here showing you my garden and other things I find to be SHOW and TELL worthy!
Do leave a comment from time to time as it spurs something inside of me to continue here….
Thanks for dropping by.
I must thank MARSHA for including me in this group of LIFESTYLE BLOGGERS.I have so enjoyed putting together these POSTS and getting to know the other BLOGGERS through their words.I will sit here Tuesday morning and read each and every POST that has been submitted.Sip my coffee and comment away!!!!!!!!I do enjoy the commenting part myself!To me it’s like having a distant PEN PAL in a far away land!