Saturday, November 22, 2008

When life reinvents.

When we hit high school we reinvent ourselves (sort of). It's a new enviornment, we meet new friends, and find different interests. When we choose how we react to these things --> Poof! We've become someone new. Left behind are the ideals and wants of childhood and we find different ideas and goals. After high school it happens again. College (or a job) brings new things into our lives and we change, finding our new selves. Then comes marriage and OMG! was that a change. I still miss having my own closet.
Babies? More change. Only now you're putting everyone but yourself first. Years later the kids grow up and there's no more chasing after little ones, going from play groups to music lessons to bball games and dance classes. It was all about them and suddenly they're on their own. It's called empty nest syndrome. I'm almost that gray area between their college and when they're looking for the right job and place to live..either way they're very independent at this point.
My older and wiser brother says that: Empty nest is like being 20 again, only this time you have money. I think that's a good analogy. And I'm there.
Poof! I'm about to become another person. Only this time I have to think on it awhile. So many choices-I don't know what to do first.
Being a Virgo---I have a list:
Learn piano (I've always wanted to do this!)
Get my WIP finished and find a good agent.
Go back to school.
hmmmm, I'd like to jump out of an airplane but ....maybe I don't have enough courage to do that.
Buy a Mustang.
Get a tattoo.
Maybe sell some art.
So, if you were to reinvent yourself...what do you want to see in your new life?


spyscribbler said...

An RV. Enough book contracts in my future to make me feel comfortable. And I want to learn the cello.

That's about it. :-)

Well, I've been aching to have a baby. But I get the feeling this isn't a decision I get to make, so for the time being, I have to put that ache on the universe's shelf.

lainey bancroft said...

Hmm. Why is it as I stare toward the 1st year of G-Girl's post secondary I begin to fear I likely had more money when I was 20??? :0

Great list, Aimless!

My 'new me' would live in a kinder climate (even if was just seasonally, like Spy's RV) Take classes for 'enrichment' but probably not 'go back to school' in any formal sense. Get a tattoo--ah, might happen next week! ;-) NEVER jump out of anything. Oh, and harness the skill and attention span to write a 'bigger book' worthy of a 'bigger' release.

Aimless Writer said...

Spy! I always wanted to wander the country in an RV. As a matter of fact I wrote a novella about a writer who had adventures while traveling in his RV.
And cello is a very kool instrument! I'd love to give that a try.
When I was younger I got to a place in life where I knew it was time for a baby. It was like suddenly my mind snapped to and said now. I think it was the universe calling.

Aimless Writer said...

When you get that tat post a pic of it. I always said I'd get a tattoo when my book is published.
Still waiting...

Erica Orloff said...

Great post!

Hmmm . . . I would think it would be to go back to school to get a degree in comparative religion. I have a bachelor's in English, Journalism, and Sociology with a minor in Creative Writing. I started an M.A. in English at NYU, but quickly ran out of $$$. And now, I feel more inclined to study something entirely different. Either that or go to film school. But I don't think college will let me take Demon Baby to class.

Aimless Writer said...

Baby Demon in college?
Professors will tremble in fear...