Thursday, July 7, 2011

the unexpected


So I read an insane amount of blogs, I’m not afraid to admit it. And from these blogs, I often stumble upon other blogs and articles and interesting things from the Internet. Some, good. Some, not so good. Occasionally I get the urge to tweet about said good things. But occasionally, I get the urge to say more than 140 characters will allow.Which is when I take to my personal blog to share my personal thoughts… handy how that works out.

But yesterday I read an article that I wanted to share on S&E, because I thought it was fitting and I just liked it that much. So indulge me, please.

Now if that’s not a good headline, I don’t know what is. I’m immediately hooked. Are you? No? Then let’s go a little further, shall we?
"Five years after you graduate, life won't look anything like you would have imagined. You'll be single when you thought you'd be married. You'll have kids when you thought you'd be in the Peace Corps. That trip to Laos will get delayed because you've got to say home and take care of grandmother. Laos will be there. You're grandmother won't always."  ..... "When you thought you'd be baking pie and living behind your very own white picket fence you'll find yourself doing something entirely different you couldn't have even imagined it a year before. There will be moments when you'll look around and not even recognize your a good way."
I don’t know about you… but this is exactly what I needed to hear, exactly when I needed to hear it.Because, I don’t know about you, but my life is not turning out the way I thought it would, thus far.

Four years ago, I was in college, pursuing a journalism degree in Chicago. Imagining that in four years I would be living in Chicago, dating the same boy I was dating, eating at my favorite sushi restaurant every other week, enjoying a fabulous job in the journalism industry of Chicago. The joke was apparently on me. (ha ha)

I may not be living in Chicago and working at my fabulous job. But I am living some other place I really do love, working a job that I enjoy and brings me new challenges every day. The point of the article written by Kate Moller, was to say that things are never going to turn out how we expect them too, but that’s not to say that we can’t enjoy the cards we are dealt. Embrace what you are given and learn to keep on your unique path until you are happy with where you stand. Because after all, It's not going to turn out the way you thought it would. It will be better.

1 comment:

  1. I needed to hear this today. Thanks for the post, woman!