Well, today is my 31st birthday. I have survived the first year of my 30’s, and this day has me contemplating where I am in life. I was thinking about how in high school my perception of where I would be by age 30 is somewhat different from current reality. I thought I would be a big-shot lawyer, living somewhere tropical, married, nice home, and kids. Well, I am married, have a nice home, and am a paralegal but no kids, no tropical oasis, and no law degree…yet (I plan to work on that in the coming years). With that said, I am happy with where my life is now. I have an amazing husband, a few great friends, and a loving, crazy family. When I was in high school I thought that having money and status meant I was successful, but as I have grown into adulthood, I realize that the only thing that makes me successful is the relationships in my life. These relationships are what makes me truly rich (although a winning lottery ticket wouldn’t hurt). Even though I still have a dream of becoming a lawyer, it is no longer for the money or fame. It is simply because I want to help people. I still may have the same dreams I did in high school, but now it is a more grown-up version of those dreams.
Anyone else ever look back on what they thought they would be when they grow-up? I would love to hear your stories!