What I Want to Do Next by Debra H. Goldstein
For years, I wondered what I would be when I grew up. I finally answered that question by deciding that Peter Pan had it right – I’m never going to grow up. Perhaps the body will appear older on the outside (I haven’t mastered all of Peter’s tricks yet…I’m still working on flying), but inside, I will always retain the kid in me.
When it came to a career, I also faced uncertainty. At one point, I thought I would be a doctor, but I don’t enjoy science. Other rejected ideas included comedian (I’m still a Carol Burnett fan), singer (only singing four notes on key and those not being in successive order made that one difficult), and journalist. Instead I opted, at different times, for salesgirl, teaching assistant, teacher, editorial assistant, lawyer, judge and now writer.
A number of these jobs require discipline and attention to details. No problem there, but lately, I’ve had an urge to do something different. I want to take a short term mental vacation. The way I see it, a fire in the fireplace would be nice, but not mandatory. The same with a fuzzy soft blanket. Being at the beach would be divine, but again not required. No, the only thing necessary would be a good light, a comfortable chair, and part of the stack of books that are piled on my dresser or in the bookcase in my closet to be read. My TBR pile takes up almost as much space as my clothing. It’s time to do something about that. So, what I want and will do next is take some fun time to read for me. Some of the books will be mindless, some more intense, but none will be required reading for any project, panel, review, or other task. What fun!
I’ll report back in the near future how my reading week(s) go, but in the meantime, what is it that you want to do next?