Dream Big or Go Home

Have you ever wanted to discover your life’s purpose? Why you were brought into the Universe? Why were you chosen to be you? It often crossed my mind as a young child.

At the age of 9, our teacher asked us to create a ‘life map’ from birth until death with events in between. After graduating from The University of Tennessee, I wrote, on a full basketball scholarship, I decided to be the first 7 foot female in the NBA. Four years later, I would retire, become a nurse and start a family in Texas with my cowboy husband at 28. Our 5 boys would run our farm while I ran our adult day care center. At 67, I would be run over by a car and die. That was my plan at 9!

HOLY COW! I used to think if my life wasn’t planned out how I wrote it out to be, it didn’t truly exist. I’d become extremely frustrated and upset that things wouldn’t go my way and then anxiety and overeating would start. I think back to the time I followed the rules and wrote my sad life’s journey. I mean come on, who wants to drop dead at 67 and by a car???

Today at 30, I can look back at how that ‘life map’ turned out; most of it did not come true. I’m 5’1 1/2 (yes, 1/2 inch!), played Division II basketball in college, did not marry at 28, and 0 kids or significant other. I did however make it to Texas and nursing is not out of the question! I forgot how fun it was to be a rebel and not listen to anybody but myself!

xoxo B

3 Replies to “Dream Big or Go Home”

  1. Have you ever wanted to discover your life’s purpose? Why you were brought into the Universe? Why were you chosen to be you? It often crossed my mind as a young child.

    At the age of 9, our teacher asked us to create a ‘life map’ from birth until death with events in between. After graduating from The University of Tennessee, I wrote, on a full basketball scholarship, I decided to be the first 7 foot female in the NBA. Four years later, I would retire, become a nurse and start a family in Texas with my cowboy husband at 28. Our 5 boys would run our farm while I ran our adult day care center. At 67, I would be run over by a car and die. That was my plan at 9!

    HOLY COW! I used to think if my life wasn’t planned out how I wrote it out to be, it didn’t truly exist. I’d become extremely frustrated and upset that things wouldn’t go my way and then anxiety and overeating would start. I think back to the time I followed the rules and wrote my sad life’s journey. I mean come one, who wants to drop dead at 67 and by a car???

    Today at 30, I can look back at how that ‘life map’ turned out; most of it did not come true. I’m 5’1 1/2 (yes, 1/2 inch!), played Division II basketball in college, did not marry at 28, and 0 kids or significant other. I did however make it to Texas and nursing is not out of the question! I forgot how fun it was to be a rebel and not listen to anybody but myself!-xoxo B

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