Where I Am vs Where I Thought I Would Be

As a kid reaching age 27 seemed like light-years away. I had all these ideas on what being 27 would be like. I can remember playing with my imaginary friends (#onlychildproblems) pretending to be a grown up who was slowing approaching 30. At the time, I thought this age would be magical. And honestly I must say its really not THAT bad, but its far from what I imagined.

You see 10 year old me thought:

I’d be a famous singer
Reality: I work for an insurance company
 
I’d be married
Reality: Not even close
 
I’d have 2 kids
Reality: (see above)
 
I’d own a 2 story home
Reality: I live in a house (Does that count?)
 
I’d live in Florida (Don’t judge me, I wanted to live close to the Backstreet Boys and Disney World)
Reality: I live in Tennessee (PS You couldn’t pay me to live Florida.. no offense Floridians)
 
I’d drive a Camaro
Reality: I drive a Kia
 
I’d have great friends
Reality: Well I guess some things do come true!
 
As a kid, where did you think you’d be at your current age?
 
 
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3 thoughts on “Where I Am vs Where I Thought I Would Be

  1. Kelsie O says:

    All I know is that I didn’t think I’d be married a second time, not at this age or EVER. Or be a stay-at-home mom after getting a bachelor’s degree. Life throws us curve balls, for sure. Glad to see you posting again! Can’t wait to hear more from you!

  2. Chicagloe says:

    I never envisioned myself to be at this particular age. However, I did envision being older and traveling different parts of the world. I’ve only been out of the country five, maybe six times? I imagined myself working as some sort of social worker or organizer. The last social ANYTHING I attended was too long ago to even remember and the last thing that I organized was a little boys sock drawer and while I probably didn’t enjoy it to the point where I’d want to tell the world….”hey guess what I did yesterday?” But here I am sharing it with you. By organizer I also meant something different hahaha. I am okay with where I am with my life today. I am not where I would like to be but I will keep fighting to get there. I decided to work on an affirmation list one that will help me reaffirm who I am, what I am worth and improve my self confidence. I challenge you to do the same.

  3. Ali A says:

    This is where the adage comes in; ‘the universe laughs when you make plans.’ I am 32, single, and have changed careers a gazillion times. If you would have asked me 10 years ago where I thought I’d be at this point, I’m not sure I’d get it right at all. But that’s OK, as long as you’re happy right? Ps- found you on BlogHer; loved your Tinder post also!

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