When I was a boy I was convinced that someday I would become a superhero. I would dress up in a cape and gloves and flip and tumble around my yard. My neighbor and I would build batman-style traps and weapons while sitting in our home base, planning tactics to save the world. In reality we were sitting on top of a wooden structure build to hold wood for their fireplace, while putting together Pipeworks in the shapes of very imaginative “weapons.”
I was waiting for my calling. Every spider bite was a chance at super powers.
Now at 25, I only wear capes on Halloween and my relationship with spider bites has changed dramatically.
It’s customary in our culture for this type dog dream to fade over time, but I’m not entirely ready to give up. I don’t expect to teleport or shape-shift these days, but I believe super powers exist in this world. There are definitely super heroes in my life that have taken the place of the ones we see in the comics.
BUT WHAT DO I WANT TO BE SUPER AT?
My career? My friendships? My relationships? Can I be super at all three? Sounds exhausting. Lol.
I could be a superhero designer and have future aspiring designers look up to me.
I could be a superhero speaker and lead discussions to change the world.
I wish I could be like Rogue (maybe one of my favorite super hero characters) and take on whatever power I need at the moment. I guess I would have to work on that whole “no touching” thing though… Sorry. I geeked-out for a minute.
I feel like I’m super at some things in my life… sometimes. When will I feel super?
If you could be super at just one thing what would it be?
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