Questions I have since asked myself: Did I really want to be a pilot or was it merely all I was left with and if so, what kind of a decision is that?
It got me to thinking about the responsibility those of us with any kind of influence on the younger generations have. It is vital we don’t put our preconceived ideals on them or make them fit the mould. Can we take the time to watch them, to see what their passions are and then gently coach them through towards realising a job for themselves?
For us to be able to be comfortable with that, requires us to be okay being not necessarily ‘fitting in’ ourselves. We need to be free to uncouple from what others would say our life should be like (however old we are) in order to begin to uncover what we want for our life. In turn, if we help our children and the younger generations identify who they are… we keep that essence of what they love in tact despite challenges of life, school and raging hormones!
I vow to raise my daughter to be herself 100%, and, if come careers day there’s not a job description in the book that appeals to who she is, that we’ll come up with one ourselves!