.one year older and wiser too.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Top Pic: Most recent pic of me at Bff's Wedding, Jan 2010

Bottom Pic: Age 18

Another birthday has rolled around

The Big two three. Funny how as I get older I seem to get a little depressed. Sometiems I feel old, and that I've just wasted a lot of time.

I just remember when I was graduating highschool thinking that 23 was SO old. Thinking that I would have SO much accomplished by now. Done with school, working my dream job, married, maybe a child, maybe a retuned missionary?

It's interesting. You know how when people ask you "where do you see yourself in 5 years"... You have this plan in your head how everything is going to work out. It just makes sense to you...

No, I haven't finished school. Yet.
No, I'm not working at my dream job. Yet.
No, I'm not married and don't have my own family. Yet.
No, I didn't serve a mission. Yet?

My life, though, has worked out for the better. My Heavenly Father has a plan for me specifically. It's amazing to me. I think about where my life has gone and which paths I've taken. I HAD to take those paths to learn about myself, and to learn more about the gospel. Does that make any sense? I feel like I'm rambling a little bit.

I have accomplished so much though. No, not what I planned five years ago.. But exactly what I have needed to live to be where I'm at and be who I am today.

Now that it's been 5 years, maybe I'll set new goals for the next 5 years?

Where do I see myself in 5?

Finished with school?
Getting another degree?

I don't know exactly where I'll be. But I do find comfort knowing that if I'm trying my best I will be in the right place. Even if it's not in my plan, it's in His plan. I can't see the whole perspective. I've gotta keep that in mind.

So, Happy Birthday, Self.

Here's to another year of learning and growing and living and loving.

1 comment:

Hilary said...

You have to be one of the most amazing people I have ever met.

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