Saturday, August 18, 2012

August Blog Challenge Day 18


Today's challenge is to discuss somebody that I would want to switch lives with for one day and why. This is a tough one, because could I choose which day in their lives I would want to switch? Would this be like Freaky Friday and I would actually be in that person's body but would not have the knowledge of their life? Or, would it be like a "day in the life" and I just live their life with them....

After I decided that it really didn't matter HOW our lives were switched, etc. I started thinking about people that I would actually like to switch with because looking from the outside, they seem pretty sweet.

First thought was that I think switching with somebody famous and wealthy would be pretty cool, but then I determined that I really didn't want to have to face the paparazzi. Next, I thought I would switch with somebody important, but then I figured with my luck it would be the day that there would be a nuclear war outbreak and I pushed the button or more likely, I would have absolutely no impact on the world...

I then decided to turn to my smaller circle of people to consider who I would like to switch with.

  • Mom - I thought about switching with my mom because she is retired and has all sorts of time to spend on her quilting and reading and projects and lunch with ladies. But on the other hand, Leo wouldn't be allowed in the house and I don't think I could switch with somebody that I couldn't bring my baby along with. 
  • Sara - She would be fun to switch with now because of the all the plans and activity going on in her life right now. But on the other hand, I don't think I want that responsibility. 
  • Angelia - Switching with her would be exciting because she is so creative and has such a beautiful mind and mindset. However, I don't think I would actually be able to just switch minds with her and in actuality she spends her day with a toddler, and while I applaud her and all the women out there that are caretakers, there is no way (and I'm pretty certain that those who know me would agree) that I would not go completely insane watching a toddler...I mean I go a little hinky as it is with a barking dog....
  • Kathleen - I think it would be sooo cool to experience going off to college again. But, I would never want to take that experience away from her. 

In the long run, though, I don't think it would be a good thing to switch lives with somebody else. Even if I am not currently thrilled with my life, this is the path that I am supposed to be on. I am learning new things to arm myself and prepare myself for something that I have yet to experience and I wouldn't want to miss out on that education. I also wouldn't want to take that learning opportunity away from whomever as they are also on their own path of learning and living. 

3 comments:

SAngRiA Smiles said...

I love the thought process explanation. It's so you to get distracted by how the switching were to happen :) Feel free to switch with me one day!

Jay said...

It is just ONE day...I..with Sara..love your thought process!! And if you want to switch with me..for one day, I could be at your house!!!! Love you!!

Jane said...

I would change with my husband