Daily Prompt: Unpopular
Tell us about a time when you had to choose between two options, and you picked the unpopular choice.
The day I informed my parents I wanted to be a carpenter and not a lawyer or such. My parents were both immigrants to Canada, having come over here as young children. Of course they both had the typical dream of their child going on to greatness, such a doctor or lawyer or such.
I decided to do what I enjoyed and got a job in construction, and enjoyed seeing the results of my work everyday. Years later, my parents had both come to accept it was the right choice, however I know when I finally decided to start working on acquiring that wall decoration from an institution of higher learning, my parents must have both smiled from the next life. I can imagine my dad saying, “yup he’s my son alright, does things the hard way just like I did.” My mother would have said finally my little professor (her nickname for me growing up) is finally gaining wisdom.
My parents had dreams for me, however they never stopped loving me, and allowed me to walk my path, not the one they had planned for me. For this I am eternally grateful, as it helped me to learn how to love without conditions or expectations.