#YoungestChildSyndrome Can Be a Good Thing

Screen shot 2014-06-04 at 9.38.24 PMI’m youngest of six and I will admit that I have “youngest child syndrome.”  Coming from a big family, the youngest always has to fight to be heard. Guess that never really goes away. But youngest children can be very successful because of the personality traits they develop in the pecking order.

Case in point……..

Famous Youngests (from PBS):

Men Women
Drew Carey Rosie O’Donnell
Jim Carey Whoopi Goldberg
Billy Crystal
Eddie Murphy

CNN describes youngest children this way:

Youngest children love the limelight and are used to sitting in it. They are charming, creative, have a good sense of humor and manipulate others when they want to get their way. Youngest children often gravitate toward artistic and outdoor jobs. They’re also successful in journalism, advertising, sales and athletics.

I agree with the above statement and find it funny that I am a journalist who loves the limelight. Yet still, I find myself needing human interaction. Working from home leaves me with nobody to talk to.

The hubs works in maintenance at 2 different schools so while the kids are at school or working, it’s just me and the pup here, writing and reeling with the occasional moaning. Before this job of 14 years, he used to do snow plowing and sometimes would be out for 2-3 days at a time. So how did I/do I cope? By writing.

I think the key to being happy and successful no matter what your birth order is, is to find your passion and go for it. Someday I will finish my books, and film scripts, and some other projects I am working on….. once I learn to stop worrying about what others will think or say. I am who I am, imperfections and all.

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” ~Winston Churchill


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