Saturday, September 22, 2012

Sometimes, people mistake me for...

... a mom. Granted, I'm old enough to be a mom and I am now often carting two munchkins around in a stroller with me around a campus where 90% of the girls under the age of 30 have babies already. I find it slightly awkward, especially when people give me some huge pat-on-the-back compliment like "Wow, you must be a superstar." I simply tell them that I'm far from it, but I'll tell my sister they think so!

... a professor. One of the most common assumptions people ask about me actually. I do believe I've been asked if I teach at UVU more often than I've been asked if I'm a student at UVU. Here's to hoping that in a few months that is no longer a mistake and that I can say "Yes. I do teach here."

... someone with talent. And no, this isn't some big sappy "oh woe is me" statement. It's an acknowledgement that just because my interests vary greatly doesn't mean I'm great and my varying interests. For that matter, singing is the one thing I developed to the point of getting good at (I'm a bit rusty now, but am sure with opportunities I could improve) and I'm getting there with photography. I hope to be good at a great many important things someday, but I'm just someone who tries very hard in the meantime. And as I've said before: I would rather be recognized for my hard work than raw talent.

Funny how people's perceptions have the ability to make us re-examine who we truly are.


  1. I'm the same. I'm good at lots of things but not great at any one thing. I would love to be a professor someday. I don't think the other professors will like me much though. I'm not a liberal.
    Oh well.

    1. They're going to have to deal with the fact that I'm not liberal! Because I'll be a great teacher one day :)