Some self-analysis...

Who I am, what I was, what I want to be.....

Kid - very friendly; moved a lot so had to make friends quickly.

Sister - probably not so good.  I once told my brother (next to me in age)...don't ever think of acknowledging me at or during school. I will not admit to knowing you.

Student - Good, sometimes great, but mostly decent.

Girl Scout - Constant...was a GS for over 10 years, and the moving around made GS a predicable pattern.

Cheerleader - third try and then I was 'in' my senior year as President of the Pep Squad.  Very risky.  Very senior-itis. Too much freedom.  Should re-think my answer as a 'student'.

Wife - Good; very supportive of my husband's dreams; wanted a life of my own and achieved that because of my husband.  We were very good partners.  I miss him.

Mother  - Decent.  My flying around the US made the job of mom and dad very interchangeable for Carl and me.  Like my mom, I would stand up for my own kids, when they deserved it.

Parent - Good.  It does take two parents (doesn't matter what kind). Both of us wanted to show the kids adventures, that would make a difference to them, and make them the best contributors to others and the world in general.  Was adamant about chores.  We had Sunday Night Cleaning as a family.  The (adult) kids have made us very proud.  

Mother-in-law - Gosh, I hope it's good.  I enjoy being honest and kind with my kids' spouses. They are very special people: very talented and diverse.

Worker - Excellent.  In every endeavor I've tried my best.  If not, I'd move on and hopefully up (and that has been the case).

Pilot - I'm still alive. (I guess that's saying something.).  I'm not current.  Actually I think I was quite good, considering there were very few of us ladies doing the same jobs as the men, as we worked our way up the food chain. Then I moved on (see an earlier blog post about why).

Teacher -
Sunday School: I'm told I was responsive, often by the students (who are adults now).

Flight Instructor & Ground School Instructor - excellent. If I couldn't understand it, I really worked at it until I knew it and could explain it to all kinds of learners.  I used to practice on Carl because we saw things so differently...but we'd often come up with the same (different approach) answers.

Real Estate Agent/Broker - Good.  Love the people.  Love the work.  Love working primarily in the town I live in.

Volunteer -  I treat it like work.  It deserves my effort.  I do not volunteer just to say I've been on boards.

Grandmother (Nana) - Hoping to be wonderful.  Only time will tell.  But I surely enjoyed my time meeting my grandson this week, and I appreciate everybody being patient with me and letting me hold Cadel while he was sleeping and/or screaming.  A precious gift to all the family!

Live richly,

marilyn

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