Ultimate Deadline:

Futures Past: As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? How close or far are you from that vision?  (Thank you, mirakraz and tori 23, for inspiring this prompt).

As a kid I really didn’t have any visions of what I should be. The expectations were that I’d grow up, get married and have children. I was not one to rock the boat.

During that first marriage when life became difficult, I was lucky enough to visit a psychiatrist and learn that life could be better. She helped me uncover facets of myself that were truly hidden. Analyzing dreams was a big part of that process.

Last night I dreamt of visiting a huge empty(sometimes) house. I went into room after room. In the centre was a kitchen with two old fashioned Moffat ovens and very little else, apart from a sink. My thoughts flew to how it could be upgraded. I also thought this house would be too big for two, it needed to be divided, so that it could be shared with others.

On waking my first instinct was to consider this house to symbolize my writing career. So much to say, and so little said. The ovens represented my old fashioned approach, needing to be up graded. The size of the house represented the blogging community, as there were others in my peripheral vision. The feeling was warm and optimistic. So much scope, how much will I manage to achieve before that ultimate dead line?

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18 thoughts on “Ultimate Deadline:

  1. simon682

    Wasn’t so much what we wanted to be. We knew we would all end up in the shipyards. Surprisingly few of us did. I wanted to play rugby for a living but an early injury put paid to that. I seem to have started dreaming late. Like you I want to write and like you I will.

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  2. mk

    I have always been very confused about what I wanted to be or should I say I was afraid to think about what I want . Still learning to give attention to what I want . Now I am in middle of solving this puzzle . There are bits and pieces that I have uncovered there is still much to be uncovered and arrange into this puzzle . Those bits and piece are I love to reach and explain things and concepts to others,I want to be a social worker to do something good for the people of this world , and I dream to be able to write many stories as in this life sometimes we are restricted by the choice we make but by using my imagination to write different stories I can live many lives .

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    1. bkpyett Post author

      Thank you for your comment MK. I do like the sound of your chosen purpose. Social Work is such an important role and will mean you’ll pick up heaps of ideas for stories…. many lives is the best of both worlds! 😀

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  3. M-R

    As much as you really, truly want to. As much as you’re prepared to put in the time to do. As much as has genuine meaning for you. All else will drop by the wayside. We love yer, Ba: don’t let that happen to any part of you.

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  4. Martha Kennedy

    When I have fears that I may cease to be
    Before my pen has glean’d my teeming brain,
    Before high-piled books, in charactery,
    Hold like rich garners the full ripen’d grain;

    And then there’s “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” — I don’t know what your goals are for yourself as a writer, but there’s really only one thing to do. 🙂

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