I don’t know if most people take account of their lives at a certain point, but I have been doing it for the past 7 years. I worry that I’m not living up to my potential. Granted I don’t have the talent to win an Oscar (although you don’t need talent to win one it seems) or find the cure for AIDS I don’t want to find myself at the age of 80 weeping over lost goals.
That’s why it is amazing me that the interests I have in common with other people result in such a different outcome.
Case in point:
Dr. Mae Jemison – Astronaut/Physician/Educator/The First African-American Woman in Space.
She was inspired by Nichelle Nichols’ character of Lt. Cmdr. Uhura on a little TV show called Star Trek. I, on the other hand, loved the costume … and the fact she was a pretty woman of color who wasn’t a maid or a hooker.