Friday, March 16, 2007

3/16/2007 -- Hoop Dreams

Unbeknownst to most historians, Einstein started down the road of professional basketball before an ankle injury diverted him to science. -- Gary Larson

I am sure that many of you are fired up - cheering for your teams in state and national basketball tournaments. I am equally as sure that many of you couldn't give a hoot about basketball! Around here at Fancy Simple - we like to stay topical and talk about what is going on! I liked this quote because I know I am not alone in that I had some crazy dreams about what I wanted to be when I grew up. I like the idea of Einstein, someone who went on to greatness, having a "hoop dream."

So, what did you think you would be when you grew up? What held you back - diverted your attention?

I also wanted to add - YOU LADIES RULE. I don't always comment on your posts, but I love reading them and following along on your lives. Some of the photos from the Scavenger challenge were so cool. Thanks for playing along with us - and don't forget to let us know you are out there!!!


Roni Hunt said...

Well, the first thing I can remember wanting to be was a mermaid. Yes, a mermaid. We had made a trip to Weekee Wachee in Florida and I knew that mermaid-ing was what I was meant to be. Later years it was an actress - but during a play I answered a phone on stage which kept on ringing, so that career was put aside. Then my love of children and child development came front and center. I went to school for that and studied early childhood education. However, after 10 years as a pre-school teacher I switched to career with better pay and benefits - although it certainly didn't have my heart. All along, though, the one career I've always wanted and was able to be successful at was being a 'Mommy'. Even when dreaming of being a mermaid, actor, only goal in life was to be a good mommy. And now my adult children have validated that dream. So my hoop dreams are certainly fulfilled dreams!!!
Roni in Florida (I live about 45 minutes away from Weekee Wachee!)

Stephanie said...

I have always wanted to be an artist. Not of any particular medium or style, but anything that strikes my fancy.
At 41 I am finally doing it! Scrapbooking, painting, crocheting, you name it! And I am no longer afraid of criticism, which is what held me back. yeah!!!

B said...

I wanted to be (according to my mother) a vet during the day, a fireman on the weekends, and a lounge singer in the evenings. I think what diverted my attention was the fact that my frontal lobe finally developed and I realized that I couldn't do all those things! :) I always wanted to be a lawyer in elem. and jr. high but I promised I would only defend the innocent people. I think several seasons of L.A. Law made me realize that's not quite possible. I went to college my freshman year and declared a poli.sci. major but when I transferred I thought about what I like best and realized that learning, leadership, and kids were my "things" and so I became a teacher. As a teacher I confuse the heck out of my students now when I tell them that one day I'm going to grow up to be a chef. Oh, and like the rest of the world's scrapbookers, I long to make a living creating stuff and/or own a scrapbook's those pipe dreams that make life interesting though. I hope I always want to be something else when I grow up.

Latharia said...

Still catching up! Off to post to my blog. :)