When I was six years old, I wanted to be a jewelry designer. I made earrings, pendants, you name it out of wire and beads. When I told my mother that I want to be a designer, she said that I will not be able to make it in Bulgaria creating jewelry. So my childhood dream to be a designer was out of the picture. I focused on my studies.
In college, after I finished the Community College of Southern Nevada, I transferred to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. I went to see an Academic Advisor to discuss two career options I had in mind–Nursing and Elementary Education. The advisor said that it would take longer for me to finish a degree if I pursue either of these two careers. Well, I went home to discuss my options with my sponsors (my host family at that time). They said that I will have to pick something else, something which will take less time to finish. I end up taking…….International Business. What a disaster! Somehow I finished my degree, but any free minute I had, I read books on psychology and spent time with my friends from all over the world.
Who said that I can’t be a designer? The designer in me is still there. I can still do what I consider beautiful. I can create beauty around me—with the food I cook, in my home, in my interactions with people. After all, I am the designer of my life.
Why not being a teacher? Now that I am a mother, I can teach my son so many things. I will encourage him to do what he loves, because only then he will enjoy life and be successful. I will also share with him that what I learned is that the purpose of our lives is to be happy. Of course, one day he can verify my theories experientially.
Here I am trying to teach my son something, but meanwhile he is teaching me so much about love, patience, and being in the moment.
“Live your life in the manner that you would like your kids to live theirs.” Michael Levine
Now this puts my life into perspective……