Flashback to 2011. Conversations with my daughter, then 3 years old.
“What would you like to be when you grow up?”
“A vet,” she says. “Or maybe a teacher.”
And then she looks at me earnestly and asks:
“What about you, Mummy? What do you want to be when you grow up?”
My first thought is this: How adorable.
My second thought is this: Wait, does she think I’m still a child?? Am I failing at this parenting business?
Then I get it. She is a wise soul who knows it is never too late to be what you want to be; never too late (as George Eliot said) “to be what you might have been.”
A new decade is upon us, full of opportunities and possibilities. Along with striving to reach goals and creating a future self to be proud of, here are two present-moment ideas I want to practise in 2020:
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