Quarterlife crisis – oh how our dreams can change

I’m the kind of girl that likes to spend the entire month of February celebrating my birthday. I start the countdown the day after Christmas and by the time my birthday arrives, my entire family is absolutely sick of me – and my birthday. It’s a little extreme, I know. But this year, I just haven’t been as excited.

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I’m getting to the age where the milestone birthdays are over…16 was magical (sweet 16!) 18 was a blast (I can vote!), 21 was even better (I can drink!), then 24 came (I can rent a car!). Ok, well renting a car isn’t as exciting, but anyways, the fun birthdays are over. And I’m confronted with how fast time is changing and I’m having a little trouble accepting it.

When I think about where I am in my life right now, it’s not anything I expected it to be. Trust me, this is not a bad thing. It’s just not what I had planned. If you would have known me in high school or college, by my age this is what I would have predicted for myself:

–          I’d be living in a fabulous apartment in New York City

–          I’d be rapidly climbing the corporate ladder and kicking ass at some fabulous international company (a future VP!)

–          I’d be making six figures and have an open credit line at Bergdorf’s (a girl can dream!)

Ok, so by my age most of this seems a little out of reach if not impossible, but it just goes to show you how much your dreams can change.

If someone would have told me that at my age, I would be engaged to the man of my dreams and starting to plan my life with another person, I would have thought you were crazy! I never pictured myself marrying until my thirties (not sure why) and I would have never guessed I would meet my soul mate right out of college. I had a plan for myself, but looks like God had another one. 🙂

Now I’m realizing that this isn’t a quarterlife crisis; this is the start of something new. Something exciting, something special, and a beginning to a life I never thought I’d be lucky enough to have.

Like I said, it just goes to show how much your dreams can change.




One thought on “Quarterlife crisis – oh how our dreams can change

  1. Diana says:

    No, it’s not a quarter life crisis, it’s just sorting out all the good things that have happened and what’s in store for you. So, so many new possibilities!! Like you said, dreams can change – and sometimes it’s for the better. Happy Birthday to you and happy dreams!!

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