I’m a work in progress.

At this point in my life I realize that I have more years under my belt than what I have left to live. Let’s hope there’s a little wisdom behind some of the things I’ve seen and done, right? If nothing else, I won’t be repeating some of my more boneheaded mistakes…though there is the danger that I will find some new ways to be a goober.

Sobering? Depressing?

No. It’s actually kind of inspiring.

It’s one of those things that comes to me in moments of clarity — I’m not yet the person I can be — not because I feel like some grand failure, but because I am full of potential.

I ask myself daily, what are you going to be when you grow up?

I have the experience to see how all of the events in my life have built upon each other. It makes me hopeful for a future that will bring these experiences together for something amazing and unexpected. Even if I’m the only one to see it.

But I doubt that — that I’m the only one to see it. I feel God’s hand in my life, so the unknown is an adventure, not a source of fear.

I just need to remember to breathe.


details from a lithograph I owned many years ago, The Alphabet Suite, by Erté.

11 thoughts on “Become

  1. This is a great post and I love your attitude. I am still wondering what I want to be when I grow up and so far I keep on changing careers because of it. At least writing is the one constant thing in my life. Thank you so much for your visit.

  2. Thought provoking post illustrated by a beautiful letter B….thanks for this. Not exactly a tonic – that suggests something bracing and in your face – more like a gentle arm around the shoulder….

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