Day 1 Quote Challenge

Jolie vampire quoteThank you to the lovely Erika for inviting me to the 3 Day 3 Quote Challenge.

It is my favorite challenge.

I may not have thought of a vampire, but I knew I was different.

I didn’t want to be a ballerina, or a princess, or a housewife.

There were no dreams about proms, or Prince Charming, or happily-ever-after.

I wanted the kind of power that was only held by the men in my world.

I think I wanted to be my dad.

There were a few surprises in store for me.


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36 Responses to Day 1 Quote Challenge

  1. Nurse Kelly says:

    Hopefully, as we move forward, there won’t be as many surprises for girls in the future. 🙂

  2. George says:

    I think there’s a deeper, more personal post or thoughts here. Some things have changed but not nearly enough. Let’s hope the future is more enlightened than the past.

    • You’re right, George, I could write a few hundred more posts looking back on what I believed vs. the realities experienced. I think it is getting better, but we still have room to grow. ☺ Thanks

  3. Erika Kind says:

    That is a wonderful quote you picked and I was similar too! Always a little different. I love what you relate to it. I am glad you are enjoying the challenge. Thank you for participating!💖

  4. I hope you’ll share some of the surprises you found.

    • Just a sample. I took my degree and my attitude into a male-dominated engineering office, not the best choice for a aspiring feminist of the 1970’s. I fought to be taken seriously. I’m sure many still do. Thanks, Linda ☺

  5. Judy Martin says:

    I loved your quote Van; it is great when people want to be a little different from what is expected!

  6. Just Plain Ol' Vic says:

    Glad you wanted to be who you wanted, not what is expected of you by “society.”

    • Thanks, Vic. Not just society, even my own mother, who resisted my interest in higher education, saying I’d just “end up married, and never use it anyway”. Yikes. ☺

  7. Very nice Van! I want to hear more

  8. C.E.Robinson says:

    Love that quote, Van! I’d say what we wanted to be was shaped by our “genes,” what was drilled into our heads as kids, or what profound experience influenced us! I knew at age 5 I wanted to be a nurse! Fell out of a car. Treated by a kind Doctor who said I was a good helper like my Grandma Maddy! There you have it! For me anyway! Have a wonderful Sunday! 💛 Elizabeth

  9. I can relate. I was a tomboy who never wanted to wear dresses, never envisaged a wedding, was never into fashion. I wanted to be educated and independent.

  10. The quote made me laugh. How wonderful is that? When I was little, the career choices were teacher or secretary. Thank goodness times are a changin’.

  11. The mantra needs to be clear and unequivocal, “you can be anything you want to be”, you have our entire support…That is true whether you are a little boy, a little girl, or if you are still deciding.

  12. lbeth1950 says:

    I didn’t want to be my mother. That looked like a crap job.

  13. lbeth1950 says:

    Reblogged this on Nutsrok and commented:
    Re logged on Nutsrok. Van read my mind!

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