John Scalzi, over at By The Way... has a new assignment for us as follows:
As we go on in life, we find things we didn't like when we were young, we develop an affinity for as we get older. With that in mind, here's your Weekend Assignment:
Weekend Assignment #114: Name a thing you like today, that your younger self (teen) would probably roll his or her eyes at. People, places, things, ideas, philosophies -- all of it is up for consideration.
Extra Credit: Name something you didn't like then that you still don't like now.
I was really at a loss at first with this one!
The more I thought about it, the more I realized the answer was clear.
Coming of age in the 80's, which was a very 'me' time; I thought I had my life all planned out when I started college.
I would work on Wall Street in a very demanding and exciting career of high finance. I would marry by age 25. I would maybe have one or two kids, but not right away, since my career was so important.
I would keep working after having kids and would never be 'just a stay at home mom'. I would NEVER like that!!!
Luckily, true love and maturity were wise and patient masters for me.
After finding my true love, I changed careers and work became just a job that I enjoyed, and was a means to pay our bills. Having a family and being able to stay home with kids, became a dream, for the future!
I did get one thing right, I married 13 days before I turned 26!
I was finally able to stop working and stay home with our kids when I was pregnant with my third child! I don't regret leaving work at all.
I have been blessed with the best job and opportunity ever. The rewards have been abundant, and my life truly changed by the experience. I learned and have grown as much as my children have over these years.
Being home with the kids, watching them grow, and being available to them all the time has been a wonderful, magical gift!
I can't believe I ever thought that I would 'never' do it and that I would 'hate' being a full time mom. I was so wrong, and that adage proved true, 'Never say Never'! LOL
For extra credit:
I hated broccoli then, and I still hate it now! Everyone would say, 'just wait, someday you will love it!' Well, I suppose it could still happen, and I wont' say never, but I do really doubt it!