The Plan


By the time I was eight (Zuki’s current age), I already went through three career changes. It was nurse, stewardess and actress – in that order. Notice how the work load gets lighter? I’m a born slacker, what more can I say – that was “the plan.”

Then again, anyone who’s ever worked with actual actresses know that they’re the biggest psycho-maniac control freaks – after  stewardesses and nurses. In a way, you can say I actually fulfilled my dreams.

So it was no surprise to me, when I took the boys to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space museum, that they were enamored with space travel and decided right then and there, they wanted to be astronauts.

The museum guide said, “Okay then, you’ll have to study really, really, REALLY hard in school – because you have to be smart to be an astronaut!”

As we walked away from the bubble-buster, the boys took my hand and said, “Yeah, we’d rather be in the Navy.”

Then we took a tour of the submarine. The small – cramped – like-Manhattan-apartment-space – cramped submarine. Three weeks, no shower – smell the glory.

We emerged to open sky and fresh air after twelve minutes of the submarine tour and again the boys took my hand to say, “Yeah, maybe we’ll join the Army.”

Three career moves in under two hours. They beat my record.



Author: Namzola_Goodness

A Japanese-American who grew up in the streets of New York during the racially volatile 70's, Nami blogs with guts, heart and humor. Dysfunctional parenting, cynical citizenship of beer to wash it all down.

4 thoughts on “The Plan”

  1. I only ever wanted to be a medical transcriptionist making almost nothing so that I can be home with the dogs and my son and because my crazy precludes me from working in an office setting, I’m too fat to be an actress or flight attendant (and I get motion sickness) and being outdoors makes me sweaty.

    OHMYGOSH!!! I’m doing exactly what I always wanted to do!!!

    Yay me!!
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