Staycation at the Ancient Spanish Monastery
As I looked at that list, I started to really realize how I have surprised myself lately. I have marveled myself at the little quirks of my personality and how who I am becoming has very little to do with who I thought I would be.
See, on #2 and the PhD thing... I always envisioned myself as an independent professional. You know, attorney, doctor, psychologist type of professional. Now, here I am in corporate with no inclination to run my own thing. Plus, the thought of going back to a classroom has no appeal to me.
I have also thought I was going to be this wild thing and I have become fairly conservative in my life. I am a pretty private and calm person. Although most people think I am a bit cuckoo in the head.
Some desires have remained the same. I can speak 3 languages fluently and a little bit of 2 others. I still want to speak 5 languages fluently. I still want to learn to play a musical instrument and sing well. Even though my singing skills are pitiful (to say the least).
But instead of feeling disappointed that who I am becoming is, in many ways, so far off from who I thought I was going to be, I am elated to be surprised by this person. I have decided to let this person be, evolve, and develop. A person once told me, we are an unfinished project, until the day we die. Have you surprised yourself with who you are?
My husband and I are enjoying a staycation through South Florida. Today we went to the Spanish Monastery in North Miami Beach.
I am feeling better but still fighting a bug.