I met up with Rachel the other day to finalize my CRAFT class. She handed me the goodies I'm going to use in my project, and we chatted for a long time about the content of the class. But we also chatted about life, kids, relationships, food, religion, because well, that's Rachel. She makes you feel immediately comfortable, and you want to tell her your entire life.
Anyway. So we chatted about my class, and what I'm going to be covering. My class is named "Double Agent," but what is that all about? When Rachel and I first met many months ago to talk about what I wanted to do, we ended up talking about how we are perceived. The jobs we women have. Or maybe we can call them titles? Positions in life? Mine would be: wife, mom, daughter, sister, friend, chauffeur, cook, housekeeper, volunteer, scrapbooker, graphic designer, so forth. But what about those dreams we had as children? Have we fulfilled any of them? Or dreams we have now?
And that is how this class was born. In it, we'll explore who we are. And who we'd like to be. And maybe explore how to get the two to meet.
We'll be creating not really a mini-album, but more of a file of thoughts, ideas, hopes, and wishes.
I can honestly say that I've achieved quite a few of my childhood dreams. I wanted to be a graphic designer. Did that. I wanted to be a world traveler. Did it, still doing it. Pediatrician? Well, nowhere near, and never will be. Sorry Mom and Dad!
Is there more I want to do and be? Heck yeah. It has nothing to do with being unhappy or lacking in fulfillment from my current life. On the contrary. I think that being happy with my current life is what enables me to dream about what else I'd love to do. It is about growing and reinventing oneself.
And with that, I need to go be a mommy-cook and feed my kids!