..if I hadn't gone to grammar school (1000 years ago), but I was really too thick for it and kept getting pushed into subjects I couldn't do (like history and physics) and not allowed to do the things I am now very good at ( art and textiles).
Did anyone else make a wrong turn early in life that has made a difference now? Would you go back and do it again?
I chose the wrong subject to do at universityI chose something because it was a challenge, only to realise it was of no practical use. I ended up in a field that is intellectually rewarding but pays peanuts...as far as I can see I will never be able to retire (especially as I'm in a country where I won;t qualify for an old age pension).
Aha, izzy, that is exactly what I do! And nijinsky you are right, I suppose
But I look back now and I am ally loving the bit of my life that is creative, and wonder if I have wasted years and years trying to do something for which I don't have much skill.
Perhaps I should look at it that I am lucky to have found the thing I am good at AT LAST! actually, that is just what I should do. Thanks MNetters. I will have another little chunter about this to myself with your comments in mind.