Tuesday, March 13, 2007


I just wanted to share one of my scrapbook pages that I completed recently. When Cory was little, we would stop at Burger King in Roseburg, on the way to & from my dad's house. It was a great pit stop for us because we could get something to eat, and he'd get a chance to stretch his legs. One time we stopped, but it was raining, and the playground was locked up because it was all wet. He really wanted to play and was disappointed that he couldn't. He called Burger King "Roseburger".

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

When I grow up: Blog Challenge

I was challenged at STM to post a blog entry about what I wanted to be when I grew up. My first thought was "grew up"?! Does that mean I have to grow up? My husband has a phrase he uses frequently, "It's mandatory to get older, but not mandatory to grow up!" I think he likes Peter Pan too much!

OK, back to me.

I had this question posed to me in one of my college English classes. I didn't know what I wanted to be, even though I was in college and I was talking to the professor about it one day. I told him I'd like to be a lawyer (though I wasn't in law school), or a teacher (nor a teaching school). I told him I'd like to try a bunch of different things. He suggested that maybe I be a "Sandwich Board carrier". I was offended!

I graduated from college with a Bachelor of Science degree in "Natural Resource Planning & Interpretation" but after struggling to find a job for several years, I decided it was more important to know HOW I wanted to be rather than WHAT I wanted to be.

For me, it was to be Happy. It hasn't mattered to me what job I held, what career path I followed, as long as I was happy doing what I was doing. And with that being the criteria for "What I wanted to be when I grew up"...I think I've succeeded!