Just as I left the profession, my daughter began job hunting for her first professional library position.
She just called to say she had accepted a very good job offer.
I am so proud of her and happy that she has chosen the profession that sustained me for 40 years.
My daughter's and my lives have had many parallels, 37 years apart.
We both moved thousands of miles away from our families, we both wanted to be actresses and we both became librarians.
We were born
"Welcome to the world!"
We grew up in loving families.
We Graduated from High School
We Graduated from College
We Got Married
We Were Actresses and Performers
Then we became librarians.
Welcome to the world of libraries!
My first job - 1974 Her first job - 2013
A picture is worth a thousand words!
My mother got a real kick out of my daughter.
Once, when my mother was particularly complimentary about her, I said, "Just like me, huh, Mom?"
To which she replied, "Yes, only better!"
But she was right. Don't we wish our children to be better than we were, to do better than we did?
And now my daughter has parlayed her education and three years managing a retail store (while her husband finished up his Ph.D) into a library management position as her first job, something it took me three years into the profession to attain.
As the conductor of my own life, I have chosen to retire from the symphony I conducted for the last 40 years, pass my baton and bow to the next generation.
I know some of what lies ahead for her. May she enjoy it as I have.
Now I am on to my next symphony!
Have you passed your baton to someone?
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