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Saturday, May 30, 2015

If I have any say (: ) in my next life, I know what I want to be. I’ve done a lot of things in my 80 years. I graduated high school in 1952 and there were just so many (so few?) professions open to young women. I have been an office worker, a long distance telephone operator, a medical receptionist, a securities researcher and reporter in a major insurance company, a secretary to a college administrator. I trained – or actually, they trained me, two Morgan horses, showed one and was a barn worker/groom. I had a shelter for stray and rescued cats for years. In the end I was a Latin teacher for over 20 years.
And yet – retired from all of the above now, I have the time to indulge myself in the field of cooking and nutrition. I’d rather read a cookbook than a novel and my favorite TV shows and websites deal with foods and their preparations. I have learned so much and although I’m not able to do much actual cooking, I am delighted to learn so much. Sometimes I see stuff that makes me shudder – the last Chopped Show when the contestants had all kind of animal parts – like the pig’s head – to cook . Then I am glad I’m not the judge who has to taste these strange (to me) dishes.
So – in my next life I would start in a cooking profession – even dishwashing , on my way up the professional chain. I wouldn’t need to be famous or make a lot of money – it would be enough to earn my living doing something I loved and feeding happy people.
Now. It’s your turn – what would you want to do in a “second life”? Comments, please!

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    could not work much taught for some time after College then married & end of any ambition now I try to help young people have a better life
    1386 days ago
    I think i would be a forest ranger. I would like to be out in the woods all day.
    1387 days ago
    Like you, I ended up with a variety of jobs and exposure to many industries, as I was an administrative assistant for several companies. In my retirement (I'm 69) I am finally able to focus on my passion of astrology. So in my next incarnation I would like to focus more on that practice, starting early and learning more, especially how helpful it can be to people in understanding themselves and how to make the most of their lives. I have learned it is a special gift and a calling.
    1388 days ago
    In another life I would want to be photojournalist. I really enjoy photography and find amazing things to take pictures of. I enjoy traveling and so much is happening in our world I would love to share with others all over the world. Thanks for such a thought provoking and searching exercise. Hugs Pat
    1388 days ago

    That's lovely, Debigene, and a desire good people share I'm sure. My thoughts were more fanciful. I was playing with the idea, considering everything I've tried in this life, after all kinds of jobs, what kind of job I'd want to do in "my next life". Guess I didn't put the idea across very well, But thanks for always responding!
    1388 days ago
    I would just want to be a better Christian knowing what I know now. I would like to be able to touch other people with the joy that knowing and accepting Jesus can bring to their lives. The faith in Him is so powerful !!!

    I can't really think of anything else.

    God bless you Meri and thanks for bringing this thought to mind.
    1388 days ago
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