I had a 5 and 10 year plan when I was in high school. I love planning things and my life was no exception. When I was 25 I would be married with a baby on the way. I would also have graduated university with a journalism degree. The plan was to be a sports photographer.
Everything started out well enough and after school I went to study journalism. Suddenly at the end of my first year things changed and I did not go back the following year, instead I became a waitress at a coffee shop. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life because my plan hadn’t worked out and I didn’t have a back up.
One day I was walking through a shopping centre and I decided that I wanted to be a teacher. I applied to both my local university and a correspondence university to study teaching. I was accepted into my local university and the following year I started studying…again.
During the next 4 years I made some really good friends and some great memories. When I graduated I decided that I wanted to be an Au Pair in America for a year or two before I started teaching. I planned everything and finally made my way to New York where I would be working. However, that did not work out and a few months later I found my way back home again. Finding a job proved to be really difficult as it was towards the end of the school year. I applied to several schools and had a couple of interviews but with no luck.
Towards the beginning of this year I found out that one of my dream schools was hiring so I applied. I received a phone call and got an interview, on my birthday no less! For the past 4 months I have been working there and I am loving it.
I turned 25 this year and I am still single, with no children. But I believe I will meet the right person when we’re both ready. I have also decided on a new 5 year plan. Just because this one didn’t work out for me it doesn’t mean I have given up.
A lot of things have not work out as planned but if none of them had happened I would not be where I am today. So, to bring me back to the thought behind this post, life doesn’t always work out the way you want it to, or expect it to but sometimes that means that better things are waiting to happen.