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I haven't learned all that much in my 39yrs of life. I'd like to say different but the truth of the matter remains, right when I think I've got it, I don't. I think this to be true for most everyone and if it isn't for you than you have even more to learn than me. See, the issue lies in that life is fluid, ever changing, shifting, rearranging. The moment you get comfortable , you know, figure things out, BOOM! A nice smack in the face shows you otherwise. There's nothing wrong with it so long as you realize that it's the only truth in this life, change. The one thing you can depend on is that everything changes. Not one sunrise or sunset is that same, not the feeling of the wind on a different day, not a day at the beach or a night in the snow. Never once will you see the same thing in nature exactly the same way again. Change is the only constant.
For so many years I aimed to achieve a certain level of sameness. Striving for the same goals society has taught us to revere. I wanted a big house, nice car, well paying job that also happened to make me happy (ha!), no debt, smart and beautiful kids (check mark that one), a loving & devoted husband (doesn't always happen on the first attempt), an in shape body and the perfect family holidays all while maintaining excellent family health, hefty savings accounts and travelling the world but without taking any risks because, let's be honest, no one tells you about the risks you have to take when you're in college. It would be a perfect life. Secure, well planned, executed flawlessly.
Had my original plans worked out I'd be an attorney making six figures living in the Gables, driving a BMW and shopping at Neiman Marcus on the weekends with my perfectly accessorized and thoughtfully aged out children in tow along with my adorable teacup Yorkie, Gigi, who comes along with me on such trips happy to ride along in my Louis. I'm glad it didn't work out that way. That life is so far from who I am and where I want to be that it's laughable to think that something like that would have even been a dream of mine (it wasn't by the way, I actually don't remember thinking all that much into my future other than me having 3-4 children and doing something I loved but also happened to be naturally good at, at that time law made the most sense for the sole reason that I could typically shut anyone up with just a few factual talking points, I thought that'd be enough to be a good attorney).
I've come to embrace life's uncertainties. Living in the present as much as one possibly can and enjoying the moment of now if it's a good now but knowing that if it isn't it's okay because things WILL change. A quote by Henri Bergson states, "To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly" I dare you to embrace the changes in your own life, to keep moving, creating, and never once settling. Life can be mundane but only if you choose not to change it.
Multi-tasking over-thinker that is, as you can imagine, often running late.