Thursday, July 14, 2011

Planning my life

I don't know why I try.  Every time I try to plan my life I get smacked in the face with some huge change.

Exhibit A: I was totally in love with the college boyfriend and thought we were going to spend our lives together.  Well, that didn't happen and it was absolutely for the best.  Being single post-college has been the best thing that could have happened to me.  I've grown up, learned a whole lot and finally feel secure being a single adult.  I'm happy!

Exhibit B:  I moved to Florida to get away from Texas (post break-up with college bf) and start a new fancy pants career.  Well I definitely got away, but I didn't get the new fancy lifestyle I'd imagined myself having.  I was living with my aunt, uncle and tween boy cousin (do you have any idea how disgusting it is to share a bathroom with a 13 year old boy?!).  I didn't connect with anyone my age at church.  I was depressed and gained weight like crazy.  But what I thought was a terrible move actually made me grow as a person.  I would never have moved there if I had stayed with the college bf.  Florida was where I really learned to be content with being alone and it also helped me realize how much I want to help people.  I love marketing-- it is so fun for me and doesn't feel like a job, but my passion lies with helping people and without the experience of working with a non-profit for foster children I would never have known that.
 And yes, this is an actual picture I took in Florida on one of my last nights there.  I may not like living there but it sure is gorgeous!

Exhibit C:  My plan after living in my apartment for another year was to buy a house in Austin on my own.  I never in a million years would have thought that I would be buying a house all by my big girl self, but after living in an apartment for the past couple of years I'm ready to live in a house!  With a washer and dryer IN the house!  But once again plans change and now I'm moving to Dallas.  Who knows?  I could be buying a house in Dallas in a year, but this was not the plan and that's ok.  I'm so excited to be moving and even more excited to meet tons of new people there!  And I'm trying not to plan too far ahead :)
Congratulatory flowers from my wonderful Florida family!!


  1. woohoo for a house with a washer and dryer!

    but seriously, I loved this post. Life doesn't work out how we plan, does it? But hopefully one day we can look back and see how we got to be exactly where we should be. :)

  2. Can. Not. Wait. for a washer and dryer. I'm going to have a laundry party, no joke!

    I'm kind of glad that life takes me for adventures that I didn't see coming. It could get pretty boring otherwise!