High School Expectations

V's sister is graduating today...

It brings me back to my high school graduation seven years ago. (Gosh...I didn't realize how old I was...ha!) Class of 2005, baby! 

Thinking back to graduation...I started thinking about how I'm not where I expected to be.

When I was in high school, I expected that by 25 (almost 26!) I'd be in a very different place than I am today - married, with kids, working in the field I went to college for, etc.

I am none of those things.

But you know what? I am happy. I know that everything will fall into place when the time is right.

When you're in high school, you're so...young and inexperienced. You don't know yourself completely then, either. You haven't fully lived yet. (Until you live on your own especially in another country, you haven't lived.)

Anyways...so often people ask me if I've done this or that - if I have kids - why I don't have any yet - etc...when I let it get to me, first I get upset that they would ask me such personal questions and then I typically get a little sad (until I make myself snap out of it!) 

At the end of the day, all that matters is that you are happy. If you can go to bed at night, happy...fantastic! If you can't - what changes can you make so you can go to bed happy the next day? Whatever it is, make it happen!

Life is too short to be anything less than happy. <3

It doesn't matter if you're where you expected to be or not...you'll get just where you're meant to be.


  1. I feel like this sometimes too, and it's hard not to. But you're right, we are good girls and we are happy with our lives. so why would we let other people try and make us doubt that?

  2. I feel like that too - I remember in high school I would always wonder what my life would look like when I'm 28 or whatever and sometimes it's not exactly how I pictured it - but I wouldn't change it for the world!

  3. Great insight from one so young - yes, to me you are so young but one thing is for sure. You are living life unlike so many your age who are still wondering what they want to do - and sit and do nothing but complain because life is passing them by. My theory is life NEVER passes you by, you just missed the boat.

    Enjoy all God has for you!

  4. You're a baby... I'm an old fogie! Class of 2005? I am not where I thought I would be either, but I'm not sure I even knew where I wanted to be when I graduated high school. But I'm glad to be where I am now with the people I'm with today. And instead of dwelling about where I thought I should have been... I'm going to focus on where I'm going tomorrow.

    You're right friend... Life is too short to be looking back.


  5. People always ask the most personal questions. Like I can't tell you how many times I've had people ask me if I wish I had waited, or just TOLD me I should have waited, to have kids. There's no way to win, people will find the most bothersome questions to ask no matter where you're at in life. You're completely right, all that matters is being happy. Who cares what everyone else thinks!!

  6. Thanks for sharing this, I read an article today that goes along those lines: http://www.positivelypositive.com/2012/05/25/are-you-robbing-yourself-of-a-joyful-life/

    I've definitely felt this way myself. I actually have had some negativity towards the fact that I'm pregnant now. Frankly, you can't please everyone and I agree that it's about your own happiness at the end of the day! :)

    I'm another member of the Class of 2005! Can't believe how fast time has flown by!

  7. Ahh, I LOVE this and am right with you, Cami!
    Isn't it so true...you never know where life is going to take you...
    Being happy isn't about things being perfect...it's about learning and loving and living each day and finding the good in everything. As hard as it can be to do sometimes.
    Hope you and V had a great time @ the graduation. Congratulations to his sister!!

    Wishing you a sweet weekend.

  8. Cami, I think that we are where right where we are supposed to be. I just wrote about this too , and I realized that my high school self would be proud of the woman I am today...almost ten years later (class of '03!)...and I think that is something to be happy about! If you can say that about yourself, too, than I think you are a perfectly accomplished woman!!!

  9. Don't you just love how life simply falls into place when you least expect it?

  10. Everything winds up exactly how they should if you are strong enough to be true to your own happiness. That's how I live... and I am pretty dang happy... regardless of if people think I live in cuckoo land or not :) Love Elle xo


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