If you could have any magical power, what would it be and why?
I would love to have the ability to control time. To me, this is the most practical and all-encompassing super power. You can literally change events as many times as you need to in order to achieve the desired result. Also, I think as a busy mom, working full-time in Cardiology, and trying to balance social engagements and my writing career… it’s the one thing I always feel I don’t have enough of.
If I could stop time for a few hours and just write, without having to sacrifice in other areas of my life, I think that’s my definition of heaven. Essentially, I want to have my cake and eat it too. I love my job and the fact that it allows me to help people in a really significant way. People have asked if I would like to be a full-time author and while my answer is tentatively yes, I also don’t think I’ll ever be able to step away from my day job fully. Not if I want to feel fulfilled and purpose driven.
Who doesn’t want more time with their loved ones, too? I do struggle with a fair amount of mom guilt at times, even though I know I’m providing for my son and I make sure to prioritize him, making sure I don’t miss out on time with him would make me really happy. Getting the opportunity to make the most of every moment I have with my husband and son would be the biggest blessing.
I also really like the idea of being able to erase regrets and build a life that you love. With more time or the ability to turn back the clock, you could learn when it’s appropriate or not appropriate to do so. You can grow as an individual and see life through a lens that puts perspective into each decision you make and interaction you have. To live a life with intention and thoughtfulness, never feel rushed, and be able to indulge in all of the things that make you feel alive without restriction and time constraint, that’s what I would want. So, instead of shooting lasers from my eyes, being able to fly, or be invisible, this power is the most connected to what I feel it means to be recklessly human and that’s beautiful to me.