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Has your life turned out anything like you thought it would be when you were 16 years old?

If not, what's different from what you thought?

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ceallaigh

Asked by ceallaigh at 9:36 PM on Nov. 20, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • I thought I would NEVER want to have kids and I would be famous for some reason.. So glad my life turned out the way it did!
    mygirlpaige

    Answer by mygirlpaige at 9:38 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • For the most part. I wanted to be married to the man of my dreams, and be a mom, and I have done that. And, the icing on the cake is, I'm also now a Grandma! I also wanted to be a journalist, and an author, haven't done that yet, but I'm hoping to start that very soon.
    cbk_mom3

    Answer by cbk_mom3 at 9:38 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • I thought I'd be happily married and in a great career making good money and be not well off, but not struggling. I mean I guess I'm "happily" married. The only thing that makes it not a 100% happy marriage is money. My DH spends WAY WAY WAY more than we both make and we both get way under paid at our jobs; but this is not the economy to go looking for a new one.
    ABPeterson

    Answer by ABPeterson at 9:39 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • Not at all! I thought I'd have 2 kids and have to work outside of the home. I had plans to get through school and become an Accountant. I have 4 kids now and I'm a stay at home mom...wouldn't change a thing ;)
    momov4kids

    Answer by momov4kids at 9:39 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • no not at all
    thought i would find a great man and be happy
    married a cheating as
    then ended up with a sexual creep
    have a child with autism
    and had to move back to my moms at 45 yrs old

    now, i am depressed
    and my mom eats like a horse
    she is eating spagetti right now,
    take me away!!
    fiatpax

    Answer by fiatpax at 9:39 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • I had my first child when I was 16, I pretty much accepted then that our idealistic views of reality aren't what they seemed to be. Now, well... I look forward to what is to come, who knows. I'm not even going to guess :)
    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 9:40 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • No. Thank God. At 16, I lost my best friend in a car accident. She was riding with me and 11 other girls in a pick up truck. I never forgave myself for surviving that accident. I always thought my family and friends thought that I should have died. It took me many, many years to overcome that thought. At 16, I thought my life was hopeless.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:40 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • Well, Im a single parent. Ive been raising my two kids alone for 7 yrs. At 16 Im sure I would have hoped to marry a man that would be there forever. But,,,at 16, I also would have known that I could get through anything life brought me. I think our deep down belief system stays with us our whole life.
    beyondhopes

    Answer by beyondhopes at 9:41 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • Unfortunately my goal at 16 was to be dead by 21. Thank goodness I finally have my soulmate and two beautiful children!
    andria82

    Answer by andria82 at 9:41 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • kinda i knew i wanted to get married and have kids and be a SAHM but my first engagement ended at 18 my second ended at 18 then i met a ok guy then i fell in love with him then we had kids,, now after almost 6 years and 2 boys together were getting married.. so im getting to the same point, just a different road....
    2boysmommy.js

    Answer by 2boysmommy.js at 9:48 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

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