When I was a young thing, I used to look at the silly things some people did and say "I'll never do that." Maybe you can relate. Here are some of my nevers:
1. I'll never get married. My dream was to be either an opera singer (hahaha), a ballerina (graceful as a giraffe), or an ice skater (no comment).
2. I'll never have children. Dirty diapers, throw up, phew. (Hope you're not eating while you read this.)
3. I'll never be a teacher. My teachers were all old. And kids played tricks on you.
4. I'll never be a nurse. The sight of blood makes me faint.
5. I'll never be a writer. Had enough of writing in school. Making outlines and topic sentences. Ugh.
Fast forward to the magical years when I'm considered an adult and can do pretty much whatever I please, so long as it's legal.
1. Marriage: I got married right out of high school. Instead of being an opera singer, a ballerina, or an ice skater, I was a housewife, secretary, clerk typist, and college student.
2. Children: I had four sons, three still living. I changed tons of dirty diapers. (This was before throw-a-ways, so they had to be washed too.) And I won't mention the other, in case you have a weak stomach.
3. Teacher: I graduated from the university and became ... you guessed it ... a teacher.
4. Nurse: I'm not officially a nurse, but I keep my husband's prescriptions in order, I stab his finger for blood sugar tests. (The blood oozes out.) I fill his syringes with insulin.
5.Writer: My five novels for tweens and teens are out, with five more stories under contract.
So no longer do I say "I'll never do ..." because life is funny and I may just end up doing exactly what I say I won't do.
How about you? Are you doing things today you said you'd never do? If you are, remember Never say never.
Happy reading and writing.