Reader Poll Monday: Past, Present Future.

1. Comparing your life as it currently is to the way it was a year or two or five ago, are you more content? If so, why? If not, why?

I hate to say this but 5 years ago I was a mere child. I was 18 going on 28. I did way too many stupid things that I could get away at that age with, but in retrospect I would have probably slapped my former self and said "What are you thinking?" 2 years ago I was in happy but lost place. I was content with my being and everything was trucking along. Currently, I am more content. I am not lost anymore, I have set down semi-permanent roots. I have matured *well as mature as 23 can be*. I have more of an idea of what I want and now working towards getting it.

2. What do you hope the next year will bring? Do you expect things to more or less stay the same? Or do you see big changes? How do you feel about that?

The next year is going to be a whirlwind of changes. I should be getting engaged/married within the next year. Which is exciting and scary all at once. It means permanent roots vs. semi. I will no longer be fully employed anymore. I am starting up a new business which could either really go well or blow up in my face. I will no longer be relying on my intelligence but on my artistic ability. I know if all else fails I can always go back to corporate America and hope not to get laid off again. I will finally get the opportunity to finish my degree once and for all. I am ecstatic about that. Even with the starting of a new business and fully knowing that I may never have a use/need for a degree I still want to finish that up b/c I am the only person in my family who finished high school let alone have a college degree. That is important to me. Wishful thinking is buying another house and getting rid of the one we have now. Wishful b/c we live in LA and it's easier said than done.

3. What would your ideal life situation be? Do you feel that it's within your grasp, or merely a pipe dream?
Ideal, hmmm…. Both husband-to-be and I being able to work from home or independently away from corporate America. Have another child. Big house in the suburbs. Does it sound like I am ready to settle down now?

4. Ask me something.
Did you expect yourself to be where you are now at this point in your life or did you expect to be farther ahead in love/career/ect. ?

1 comment:

Goddess said...

If I didn't know your age, I'd swear a 40-year-old was the mastermind behind this page. You're wise beyond your years, and you will do just fine in life no matter what it brings your way.