I had breakfast this morning with my former colleague and her husband. I remember when we first met, we got along easily and shared our greatest hopes: mine was to be able to mother a child and her’s was to get married – she felt a lot of pressure to do so due to her culture, her own desires and to please her ailing father.
There aren’t words to capture how happy I am for her. What a pleasure it is to be able to witness a dream accomplished! So she told me that after breakfast she was going to go and take her first art class. It was something she always wanted to do. I have always wanted to learn how bake beyond a chocolate chip cookie and now after Ziggy with a combination of watching the food network and reading books and of course the internet I have really found a passion.
We talked about how now that we accomplished our dreams, we are finally pursuing other passions and rediscovering ourselves in the process.
We also agreed to meet on a semi-weekly basis to study for our HR certification. I’m looking forward to spending more time with her studying, chatting…and of course baking (not babies!).