Unknown... When I was a little kid, I was sure I would be a telephone operator, or repair person, or a teacher. Now, I am a volunteer at the Sheriff's Office (and possibly something more later, hope hope hope...) But when I was younger, that wasn't even on the radar. Unknown.
I had always been healthy, never had a broken bone, then I had someone hit me in a truck doing 88. More recently, the universe delighted in irony, having me break a bone while exercising. I never knew what it took, until I had to learn to recover, to walk, and finally get more or less back into my country living again. Unknown.
Learning how to find places I don't know, and haven't been to. Learning skills that I am unfamiliar with, (shearing llamas was NOT a shining moment, boys and girls, but I tried), and just trying things that might not be in the dead center of my comfort zone. Unknown.
Somehow, these things have all changed me, sometimes for better, for some, the jury is still out.
But still, I am glad for the occasional unknown... (However, could we pass on more broken bones? PLEASE??!?!?)
And okay, I just have to add this because I mentioned unicycle... Not related to anything, I just thought it was fun.
Went to one of our local farmer's markets today. It is the weekend of Arbor Day, and there were trees all over. I knew there was a tree giveaway. I figured, oh, had arrived late, and didn't figure I would get a tree.
Well, I talked to someone, and they pointed at one of the stalls, and said, oh, well, you sign there, and you can have a tree. Have? Wha... Oh,man, coolwantwantwant!
Now, we aren't talking twigs here, these babies are about 8 footers. So I hot-footed it to the stall, and signed, as did Mom, and now there is an Elm, and a Maple in my yard, (Mom gave me hers). Now I just have to get a spot to plant them, (along with several of my OTHER trees I have babied through this last season). Poor Husband, he had to help me get these monsters out of the back of my truck. I still wonder what it looked like for folks around my truck, I had all this shrubbery sticking out the back, with a tie-dye red spotted hankie tied on to a random branch, as the trees were sticking well over three feet past my truck bed!
Went to the market for some cheese I like... Came home with cheese, two 8-10 foot trees, several herb plants, as well as some Kale plants, and carrot cake for my husband. And saw several of my friends who were taking advantage of free trees and good stuff.
A morning well spent!