Have you accomplished all that you hoped you would by this age?
Very happy actually :) I have a wonderful marriage to God's best for me, 3 kids that I adore.....and a nice (small) place in the country. It would be nice to have more money (everyone probably feels that way) but with sticking to a budget there is not a lot of stress about it. We do well to stretch what we have :) I am happy to be a SAHM....and to be able to homeschool our kids (not for everyone but we enjoy it). After college I spent 5 years with "fun" jobs (teaching outdoor ed, camping backpacking guide, then working with innercity youth) and although I enjoyed the freedom in those days...I really appreciate all the responsibilities I have been given as a wife and a mom. I thought I would miss working....but really I don't. It is rewarding being with my kids, and I volunteer/teach a class each week on budgeting and grocery shopping etc. at a nearby women's drug rehab center....so I feel like I get a little time each week to hang out with adults and talk about life in a different way than I do with my young kids. By the world's standards I might not be successful (high paying career etc.) but I truly do feel happy and satisfied with where I am at. (sorry to ramble :) The paths my life has taken have definitley been different from what I imagined when I was a high school senior though....
I have accomplished many things, none of them being the things I planned when I was young. I think I'm more satisfied with this life than I would have been with the one I planned.
I am not where I planned to be or doing what I thought I would be doing, but are any of us?! I am happy with how things have rolled out and what I have learned, and I am looking foward to what will happen in my 40s and 50s because of the actions taken today. I don't think I would go back to my 20yearold self if I had the choice; she had a lot more fun, but I have a lot more wisdom (and I like wisdom better).
No my life is the complete opposite of what I expected when I was younger. I never thought I would be married and have kids and well....be so domesticated. Turns out that motherhood suits me and I like what I have now, even if it wasn't what I originally wanted.
I never really had goals to accomplish and my life isn't what I thought it was going to be when I was 20, but I'm VERY happy where I am in life!
hmm, I'm 38, and at 29, I wasn't married, but I had just bought a home that we thought would be our starter, we're still in it, but we can still VERY easily afford it, so we're not totally house-poor. I'm married now, we have a beautiful daughter altho I wanted two originally, this one is giving us a run for our money, so I think we're done. I was coming to the end of a job I knew was ending (layoff, given a good 9 months notice) and pondering various job offers, none of which ended up working out, then 6 months later, finding the job I'm still at today, 7 years later. Yeah, I'd say I'm happy with what I've accomplished even if it's not quite what I expected to accomplish. Life is good!
Yes and no. Family and social life are great. And I'm so happy we just bought a house- a major grown-up/responsible moment.
I wish I was a little further ahead career wise.... but its because I'm lucky enough to be a sahm (off and on during the last 5 yrs). Which was my choice and wouldn't change it. So I'll just concentrate on career in my next decade!
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