Monday, May 02, 2005

If I Could Be

Wow, the first hard part is to decide which 5 questions to answer!

If I could be a [better] musician... I am a vocalist, not too bad if I do say so myself. But if I had it to do again, I would have embraced the discipline more when I was younger. I would have learned more instruments instead of being "just" a singer. I would have studied theory more deeply, to feel it and hear it in my head as Dh does, instead of just to pass the stinking course and show that professor that yes I WAS a music major! Then perhaps I would be a 'real' musician now instead of a nice soprano voice on our church praise team. But then again, my life wouldn't be where it is now and I might not have my precious children. I think I got the better deal.

If I could be a psychologist... I would try to help heal all the broken hearts of all the people whose parent or parents told them, purposefully or inadvertently, that they were stupid and without worth. I would help them realize that they have another Father who knows everything they have ever done and everything they will ever do, and still thinks that they are worth dying for -- and that his opinion negates anyone elses who doesn't agree. I would start with my beautiful, precious sister.

If I could be a librarian... I would have my dream job. Sounds weird, for an ESFP, I'm still not so sure about that one. I think of myself as an extrovert, but I do love my books! Libraries aren't all about being buried in the stacks. Although, in college I did work-study in the library and was always hiding somewhere reading instead of shelving!!! They must have thought I was one of the slowest shelvers ever. I have actually looked into getting my Library Science degree and becoming a children's librarian. But it would be hard to homeschool and get my masters at the same time. It's still a possibility.

If I could be a lawyer... I used to think I'd make a decent lawyer -- I love to argue. I never did debate, but it always sounded fun. I like to play "devil's advocate" (is there comparable phrase that doesn't sound so evil?!), whenever any argument is going on -- take the opposite side of the majority, just to make a point. I think that abortion is probably the only issue that I won't argue the pro side for. I'm not sure if I could be a trial lawyer, I can always see the other side's point. I would probably have to be some boring contract lawyer or some such.

If I could be a writer... Now, I have never, ever considered this one before. I always thought editing sounded fun -- I like to correct others' mistakes, or help find just the right word to convey the meaning intended -- but I never thought about writing. I don't have these thoughts in my head just begging to come out. Or do I? I'm blogging, aren't I? Anyway, Natalie dropped by and told me she thought I ought to write! I was floored. I told Dh, just as a little "Can you believe that?!" and he thought she was right! So, I may be doing some test writing and posting it here to get some feedback. That is, if I can find the time, lol!!! I do know that I won't be writing the Great American Novel, maybe just an article here and there if I decide to take the plunge.

Now, whom to tag . . . I'll have to go through my blogroll and see who hasn't already been tagged. It seems like every other blog I read has already answered these questions, beginning with Marla herself!

UPDATE I've decided to tag The Blonde Fury, Natalie, and Carmen. Let me know if any of you don't want to play (or if you already have and I missed it) and I'll try someone else.