12 July 2009

What Will You Do?

My daughter graduated from UC San Diego last month. Even people she has just met now feel free to ask her, "So, what are you going to do with your life?" They feel free to challenge her ability to pay the rent, be happy, or actually accomplish what she's planning. (Although few actually do so directly.) She is gracious about it, in no small part because she has a plan and it's already in motion.

And this got me thinking. I have even less time left than her, presumably. This question should have even greater urgency for me.

So, I wonder why we don't ask this question instead of, "So, what do you do?" of people who have become old like me.

Please don't feel offended if you see me in the next week or two and I ask you, "So, what will you do now?"

5 comments:

Gypsy at Heart said...

Feel free to ask. I just might not answer...

Gypsy at Heart said...

Congratulations to your daughter by the way. How wonderful that she is moving forward in life.

Daryl said...

Congrats to Jordan! I am ready for this question next week now...

David said...

I wish Jordan much success and I'm confident that's in her future. You and Sandi will share in her good fortune because you've helped her become what she is today.

I'm working at RAND and still trying to improve the Air Force. That's my answer.

You need to start another book and then you'll always have an answer at the ready.

K-Kix said...

Congratulations to Jordan!

Ask me! Ask me!
Quickly now...hop to it!!