“Where you are in your life vs. where you thought you would be at this point”
Let’s start off with where I though I would be at this point. According to my 12-year old self my life should look like this:
- 32 -years old with two children and a dog
- Married to a 35 – year old man named Byron who works in production at Warner Bros.
- I am employed by Disney Animation
- Combined annual income $210,000
- Live in a renovated cape cod with at least 6 bedrooms and 4 baths, movie room, library, backyard and lake.
The 12-year old me had big dreams.
What does my life actually look like?
- 32 – years old with no animals or children
- Condo-style living
- Working in higher ed
- Far from raking in that $210,000 per annum (let’s rearrange those numbers and remove a zero)
- Single and never met a Byron
There are so many things I thought I would have achieved by now. The 32-year old me often thinks it’s time to move on past the dreams due to all sorts of setbacks and trials on top of tribulations. However the 12-year old me is rooting for success and pushes me forward to pursue those things that still have a chance of being obtained.
“Success consists of going from failure to failure
without loss of enthusiasm.”
I am working on the enthusiasm part.
While I may not be looking for Byron (haven’t even met anyone named Byron) I hold on to the possibility of me working in a fulfilling career, getting married, perhaps having ( and/or adopting) children and earning enough to take care of my needs and even a few wants.
Are you surprised about where you are in life in comparison to
what you planned years ago?