Expectations… don’t let them getcha!
From The Wide Awakening Weekly, October 8, 2015
“Freaking out when life doesn’t match your mind’s picture
is like spending lots of time being upset when they bring
you brownies and ice cream, instead of the brussel sprouts
you ordered. Enjoy the poetry.”
~ Jennifer Hough (Tweet me!)
My life does not look anything like what I imagined when I was going to University.
WHAT LIFE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE, ACCORDING TO PLAN: I would be a budding economist and sociology student; I would work for a multi-national company with a well laid-out career plan in management; I would have a retirement plan, grandchildren and, of course, do that all with the same partner as well!
HOW IT DOES LOOK: Well, I don’t have kids. I’m self-employed. I see dead people and holograms of multi-dimensional DNA, all while witnessing the holograms of geometric representations of past and future trajectories of peoples’ lives. My life’s purpose is that to which I am constantly giving birth. Ya, it’s a good thing they didn’t tell me that when I was in University… I would have run kicking and screaming to Bora Bora!
Yep… I ordered brussel sprouts and got the brownies. And, let me tell ya, it takes courage to let go of the brussel sprouts, even if they have butter and salt.
P.S. What pretty picture are you measuring your life against, that stops you from eating the gluten-free, agave-sweetened, coconut ice cream and brownies that are right in front of you?
If this resonates for you, maybe it will for your friends, too…
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