The Getting To Know The Blogger Challenge: Life

I’m participating in the 15 Day Blogger Challenge, started by A Little Unhinged.  Today I’m answering question #7

7)  Has your life gone the way you expected it?

(Deep in thought…)

I guess I would have to say no.

As a kid I had big dreams.  There were so many things I wanted to do.  I wanted to write science fiction like Robert Heinlein.  NOT books like Starship Troopers though.  Ick.

I wanted to work for Industrial Lights and Magic.  I grew up when George Lucas was putting out the first set of the Star Wars Trilogy.

I wanted to be an astronaut, because I loved space that much.  Then I found out that you have to actually understand some of those concepts and be good at math.  That was as far as that dream went.

When I was in high school in Florida I wanted to join the Air Force.  Then we moved away.  Not being around all of that stuff all the time made it less of a dream for me.  I also wanted to go to Florida State, but lack of money for my family at the time and that lovely out of state tuition you have to pay made that not work out either.

And of course I wanted to be a teacher because I loved school and learning and all of that stuff.  Didn’t work out so hot for me, huh?  If I had to do it all over again, I would have stuck with early childhood education and hoped for the best.  But, you can’t go back.  I have to deal with the hand that I’ve been dealt.

Now that I am an adult and real life has reared its ugly head, it’s really too bad!  Dreams can be fun.  Now I just dream about being able to pay bills on time, losing weight, and, well, sleeping.  Sleep is something I’ve fought trying to get for years.

I never conceived that I would be married with two kids either, that part worked out pretty well.

September 1999

My kids.

Since I never really knew what I wanted to do with my life, I can’t say that I’m upset with how it’s turned out.  I wish that things would work out so that I can just stay home with my daughter and not have to worry about money.  I also wish that I had gainful employment.  I wish that things had gone down differently in some areas.  But the overall thing I’m satisfied with.  I love my husband very much and I adore my children.  At least most of the time I do.  🙂  We have a roof over our heads.  Though it’s not the finest looking house it keeps the cold, wind, and rain out.  My husband has a good job, and a safe car that gets him there every day.  So you can say that while it’s not perfect, it’s turned out just fine.

Previous Blogger Challenge Posts-This Could Be Fun:  I’m Doing The 15 Day Getting To Know The Blogger Challenge, Where I Grew Up, Favorite Childhood Memories, School, Work

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