This quote is the story of my life. There are so many things in my life that have not gone as planned and it was ok because it turned out all right. What’s that saying? When you plan God laughs?
I really enjoy my life but I’m going to keep it real. Where I am now is not where I saw myself years ago.
First off I planned on not having any kids and going into the military. I felt like I would have a wonderfully stable life and not have to take care of anyone but myself. Well I’m the type of person that doesn’t do too well being told what to do and I love being surrounded by people. So the path I had chosen for myself would not have been a happy life for me. God knew better and he gave me my beautiful children.
After ending a really bad 8-year relationship and having my 5 kids I was single for a very long time and I loved it. I had absolutely no intentions of settling down again any time soon. Then out of the blue I met a man who fell in love with me and my children and he proposed after only 2 months of dating. We’ve now been married for 6 years.
Another thing I swore I’d never do was have any more kids. 5 was a nice number and they were all at an age where they could do most things for themselves. No way was I having any more kids. However, the love I felt for my husband that didn’t have any biological children of his own changed all of that and I ended up having 2 more. I had no idea my heart could be full of so much love and those 2 little additions make my world so much brighter.
We moved from Arizona to Florida 2 years ago. We thought we had everything planned and it was going to be the greatest decision we’ve ever made. For the first year it was everything but that. Moving so far with so many people and not knowing much about a new place was just insane especially when you throw a newborn into the mix. However, it takes everyone their own amount of time to adjust as well as a lot of patience. Now we’re able to enjoy our summers and go to the beach instead of being stuck in the house in Arizona because it’s way to hot to go outside.
My entire life can be described in one sentence: It didn’t go as planned and that’s ok.”
It’s ok because whatever has happened in my life turned out better than anything I had planned for myself. Life isn’t always going to be perfect and things aren’t going to always go as planned but that’s what makes life exciting. You just don’t know what great thing will happen next.
This is another post for the “That’s what she said” link up. I really like participating because it’s helping me get back into writing. For a while I had a job as the trends editor for a very popular online publication but unfortunately I had to give it up because it was taking away from writing for myself. So this link up came at a very good time for me and is slowly getting me back in the habit of writing for myself.