Do you remember what you wanted to be when you grew up? Depending on the day of the week, I wanted to be either an astronaut, a ballerina, or a famous author, like Dr. Seuss. An elementary teacher told me only men could become astronauts, so that was out, and since I was never allowed to take ballet classes, that one got scratched.

Occasionally I do still pretend to be both an astronaut and a ballerina, though. Sometimes simultaneously. It’s great fun, and when one is weightless, ballet is much easier.

And now, I’m an author, but hardly famous. At least not in the real world.

Peace, people!

Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

21 thoughts on “Aspirations”

  1. A fun post…I wanted to be an actress, a dancer, an artist, a writer, a teacher and a rock star. At different stages in my life I was all those things. And fame by the way, is all relative. It depends on who you ask.

    My opinion is that since you are published and people have read your book, then you’re famous on Amazon. Embrace it! 😻

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      1. Ha! I was in the first all girl’s rock band in South Florida in 1966 when I was in high school. We had a following, we even were an opening act for The Dave Clark Five when they toured Fl in 1967. Because we were girls the boys went crazy and other girls thought we were the coolest. Lol The group split up once we went off to college. But before then, locally we were in all the papers because nobody had ever seen girls play electric guitars before.
        In about 2012 a writer did research on girl rock bands of the 60’s and wrote an article for women’s history month. How he found my little band I’ll never know. Several friends saw the article and alerted me to it so I sent him a photo which he added. Since then it has gone viral around the world. And gets posted in music blogs everywhere. I even get emails from young girls wanting to play guitar with me. Pretty funny. I just googled one such blog about my old band that was reprinted …

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  2. I was the weird kid that wanted to be a mom even though it isn’t really considered a job, no matter how much work it is. Not to brag or anything, but I think I nailed that goal. Okay, I’m bragging. My kids are awesome! 😀

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  3. Yes, ballet would be easier in zero gravity. Growing up I wanted to be a ballerina, too, and got the chance for a few years, not professional of course. I also wanted to be poet, and then again I guess I am doing that now, though not professionally of course. And I wanted to teach English in India (mostly I just wanted to visit India!). I did teach English but not in India. Funny how dreams sort of come true. 🙂

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