Friday, November 25, 2011
I'm tired of mediocrity
I'm tired of mediocrity.
I want to teach my daughter that life is more important than a career.
That when you’re asked what you want to be, you don’t have to answer with a job title.
I want to show her that you need to work hard, but not necessarily in a traditional sense.
To follow her heart and let it take her to high heights.
I want to show her that she can achieve extraordinary things.
I want her to know that risks are hers for the taking.
And so are adventures.
But how am I to show her that?
No matter how well I do at things, everything I try is so damned mediocre.
Not crazy or all-consuming.
Never risky or extreme.
Just so standard. Boring. Suburban.
I want my daughter to know she can reach for the extraordinary.
But then I'm torn - right now she doesn't want amazing.
She just wants to be. And to be loved. That, she has.
Posted at 5:53 AM