If you had told me 10 years ago that my life would be the way it is now I would not have believed you. Or, if I had believed you, I would not have liked what you had to say. The truth is, life hasn’t worked out exactly how I wanted it to. It’s not something that I am 100% happy with, but it is something that I am coming to terms with. It sure has taken me long enough!
I was an Au Pair in America and my plan was to stay for 2 years. I didn’t stay for as long as I wanted to, or for as long as I expected to HOWEVER I got to live in New York, half an hour outside of NYC. Not everyone will get the chance to say that in their lives. Some people might never make it to New York and I got to live there!
When I left and came back to South Africa I applied for my dream job; and got it! I am teaching my favourite grade at a school that I absolutely love. This is also my very first teaching job. I mean how many people get their dream job first time around?
I’m not married, but that’s okay too (sort of). If I was married I wouldn’t be able to go on holiday with my sister for a month in December. I would have other responsibilities, ones that wouldn’t allow for me to do that. I certainly wouldn’t be able to do that if I also had any children.
It has taken me some time to come to the realisation that it’s okay that my life has changed course. But I am here. My life isn’t what I wanted it to be but there is still time to change it. Instead of focusing on the things that I don’t have, or the things that didn’t work out, I am trying to focus on the good. I am trying to appreciate the things that I have instead of the things that I don’t.
Have you ever felt like you are in a rut? Or that your life hasn’t taken the turns that you expected it to? How did you come to terms with it? Are you still trying? Let me know in the comments below!