“What do you want to be when you grow up?”
I hated that question then and I’m not overly fond of it now. What do I want to do? What do I want to be?
So far I’ve been published in three books, DEVOTED TO QUILTING and DEVOTED TO QUILTING 2, which combines my love of quilts, and quilting with writing and meditation. I also have a story in the anthology, ROMANCE THE SPICE OF LIFE. It looks like I’m making progress as a writer
I give speeches and presentations so that aspect is growing. In fact I’m a member of Toastmasters and practice speeches on a regular basis.
Quilts have been a part of my life since before I was asked that dreaded question, “what do you want to be?” I’ve been making them most of my adult life. The quilting aspect of my life is progressing.
It looks like they will all three be part of who I am.
What about the blog? What will it be about? It started as a newsletter to those interested in my writing and/or quilting life. Well, that was the idea, I don’t think it ever accomplished that goal. And, it probably won’t, it seems to be evolving into something else. What, I’m not
By the way, the answer to that question, what did I want to be when I grew up, was “A Momma.”
Sadly, that was NOT the answer the adults wanted to hear. Later, I learned to say I wanted to be a nurse. This made the adults in my life happy because, “oh good, she wants to actually be SOMETHING.” Well, they were wrong, I was right the first time. I didn’t want to be, and wasn’t a nurse, I wanted to be a Momma. Being a momma is being SOMETHING and I enjoyed my time as one. Now my children are grown and I’m a grandma, but that’s not a full time gig.
So, now what do I want to be, quilter, writer, speaker? While I’ve answered the question for me, my poor little blog is still undecided. Sometimes it’s about one or the other, and sometimes it combines them all in one.
Come along and quilt with me, let’s see where the stitches take us.