Monday, August 26, 2013

life doesn't always turn out how you imagine it will

Last night I was paging through my senior book and came to the page where it asked me what my goal in life was and I wrote, " become a successful business woman. To own a nice car and house and/or marry an officer in the military and enjoy life." I had a good laugh. I was only 17 at the time I wrote that.

My life is no where near where I expected it to be at this point in time in my life. I thought by now I'd be married, have children, be a successful accountant and living a good, happy, fulfilling life. I'm currently single, no kids, working in retail and enjoying my journey or trying to most of the time.

I've sometimes wondered what life would have been like had I lived in the same place my entire life/gone to college right out of high school/gotten an art degree instead of a business degree/etc. There are so many different ways my life could have gone. I don't regret any of the choices I've made, because at one point in time it's exactly what I wanted. There are some things I wish didn't happen and I could say they happened for the better, but I'm not sure that's the truth.

Either way...I'm doing what I can to enjoy the life I have right now and changing the things that I don't like. One day I'll have the nice house and get married...but probably not to an officer in the military. Ha!

What about your life? Is it any different than what you thought it'd be presently?

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Yen said...

Love the photo!
I never imagined my life to be what it is today and I often wonder what life would of been if I did the college thing. I would probably still be living at home for all I know. I did this goal thing awhile back and every year it'll ask me if I accomplished any of them. I've only done one... bought a house. We'll be working on the babies soon though :)

Jen said...

It is amazing how different life can turn out. Mine isn't at all what I expected.

Simply Evani said...

It's so weird to think about how quickly life plans change. I think I've been pretty fortunate so far but 3 years ago, there's no way I would've said that I'd still be working (instead of grad school) and living at home at almost 25... Lol. I think 21 year old me would have definitely mocked myself a bit. But as you said, its all part of what we wanted at one point and everything will pan out as it's meant to be.

Laura Go said...

Oh dude, I planned on getting married at 23, having 2.5 kids, a home in the suburbs and working as a chemical engineer. hahaha. But I am so glad how my life turned out!

JanM ♥ said...

My life? LOL I'm so late in the academic part of it. The marriage part, I got lucky :) Career-wise...let's not talk about it.

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