I love Bonnie and all of her wonderfully brilliant ideas. When I read her blog earlier this week about where she was a year, five years, and ten years after graduating from high school I loved it. I like the idea of looking back on who we thought we would be and who we really are today. Everytime I do that I realize how wrong I was always about myself.
1 year Post Graduation
Where I thoughts I'd be: Where to even begin. I knew I would still be at Milligan. I thought I would have my first boyfriend. I thought I would be an elementary education major. I thought I would have best friends. And I thought I would be basically the person everyone knew at Milligan.
Where I really was: I was a Milligan. I did not have a boy friend. Not even close to one. I was still an elementary education major adding on my psychology major. I had the greatest friends ever. And no one knew me a milligan. Ok some did. But most didn't. I kept to myself and my group of friends a lot. Social interactions are not my jam.
5 years Post Graduation (this may marks 5 years for me!)
Where I thought I'd be: I thought I would be getting my Masters in Education at Milligan. I thought I would be at least engaged if not married. I thought I would be planning on having kids soon. I would be teaching in the schools.
Where I really am: I am gettingmy my Masters in Counseling in Florida. I moved home. I am not engaged or married. I am far from it. Kids are no where in my near future even a little bit. And while I am a substitute teacher, I do not have my own classroom nor will I ever. I also live on my own, have a cat, and work three jobs. A lot more crazier than I thought I would be.
10 years Post Graduation (not there yet)
Where I thought I'd be: I thought I would be married for at least 5 years. Have a couple kids. A teacher or a stay at home mom. I would be married to a very successful man and have a life of almost no stress when it comes to money. I thought I would have the best of friends and the best family. All of my siblings would be married and the cousins would be having a blast growing up together.
Where I really am: I don't know. I still believe some of these things. But really none of them are going to come true in the next five years. So I am going to make some new predictions.
I will be married. Maybe have one kid or working on having a kid. I will have a career being a counselor and working on getting my Ph.D. At least one of my siblings will be married and have a kid. I will own my own home and have bought my first car with my own money. I will be able to travel at least once a year with my husband and/or family. I will be happy!
Now let's see if any of that will come true!