The other night I was talking to a friend online, and it struck me that her life has pretty much turned out like the thought it would, and/or wanted it to. Husband, two kids, house, etc etc. Maybe coming to those things didn't happen as easily as one would have hoped, because life is always full of twists and turns. But for the most part, and I'm taking a liberty here, I think her life is what she expected and wanted.
Now, God-willing, each of us still has a lot more living to do. But I asked myself: Has my life turned out like I thought it would? The answer? Absolutely not.
I married a man I met online. I moved hundreds of miles away (ok, maybe that part I wanted, but didn't necessarily expect). I've moved six times in five years. I live, for all intensive purposes, in New York City. I work on Wall Street. I don't own a car. My apartment is 721 square feet. Probably the only things that have turned out like I thought they would are that I am married and work for a newspaper. I'm not by any means saying I don't like my life, or that it would've been better the other way, 'cause it's going pretty well. But no, it has not turned out like I expected. And I'm sure there are still more surprises ahead.
So what about you? Has your life, so far, turned out like you thought it would? Like you wanted it to?
5 weeks ago