Rescue Journal

dreams of who we want to be.

Carol  ·  Feb. 4, 2011

when i was young...a long time ago. i so wanted to be scarlett o'hara's mother (melanie wilkes was my second choice)...kind, giving, gentle...a real lady...soft, generous and genteel.
i thought scarlett was a spoiled rotten hag.

as i have matured, i have accepted the fact that genteel lady-hood is a thousand miles and one hundred years away from me....and i have learned enough about life to know that scarlett had her good points...strength, loyalty and determination (but no one liked her much.)

i am probably more like scarlett...but instead of saying a polite yet scoffing..."fiddle-dee-dee"...i am more likely to say..."grab a freaking brain."

sigh..i grew up to be honest, loyal and blunt...hmmph...i was aiming for something different...i kind of flew off the lady-like mark!

who did you want to be like when you grew up?...and who did you actually become more like in the end?


Carol Ann

When I was growing up I wanted to be a Mom--achieved that 4 times---now that i am old I just wanna be useful and self sufficient--so far so good--I too am blunt and painfully honest --maybe that's what it takes to be involved in rescue ?

Jane Stanley

I wanted to be Sal Mineo's character in Exodus (Dov Landau), or Mahatma Ghandi - but I turned out to be like my mother.


I don't remember who I wanted to be when I grew-up but now that I'm here, I'm definitely not a lady. I'm more Scarlett than her mom too. And that's ok by me.


I always admired Audrey Hepburn. In adulthood; however, I am blunt and to the point. Sometimes I don't even realize it, but if someone wants an honest opinion they usually come to me. (sigh)


haha well that is funny because I always favored scarlett even though she was selfish and spoiled. I admired her toughness and smarts. But I can't think of anyone in particular I wanted to be. There were people I admired--Diane Fose for example, but I never wanted to be her. I wanted to make my own way and become my own person -- I guess you taught me that.