Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Where I Am

How did you picture this stage of your life when you were younger? How is it the same/different?

When I was was in elementary school...I was determined to grow up and become a famous author. I spent every spare moment I had writing words on paper. Laura Ingalls Wilder & Lucy Maude Montgomery where my favourite people and I wanted to be just like them. I wanted to get married and have babies but most of all I wanted to be a published author.

When I was in jr.high...I still wanted to be a writer, but I also realized that probably wasn't the best way to make a living. So I thought I'd be a Social Worker who wrote books as a hobby. I still wanted to get married and have a big family but I didn't worry about it too much because I figured it was one of those things that would just happen.

When I was in high school...I still considered Social Work. But I knew camp was my real passion so I decided to study recreation in university. I assumed that I would meet somebody in university, fall in love, get married, have babies and do the SAHM thing for a few years and then focus on my career.

When I was in university...I knew I wanted to be a camp director. I thought I'd find a position where I worked in youth ministry from September-May be a camp director from May-August and in between get my camp fix through retreats and other youth activities. And of course I wanted to settle down, be in a committed relationship and have my first baby by the time I was 25.

Elementary School me probably wouldn't believe that it's been years since I finished writing a story.
Jr. High me would be appalled I'm not married yet.
High School me would be a little more understanding but still be disappointed I'm as single as they come.
University me would be pretty darn relived to know that a year and a half after I finished I would be about to start a full time job as Assistant Camp Director. She would be totally discouraged to find out Mr.Right still eludes me, but if she stopped and thought about it for a few minutes she'd accept that it's better to be alone than to settle for Mr. Good Enough.

Linking up with Hayley & Lauren .


  1. You are totally right about that last sentence!

  2. I really like this post! I agree with Jennifer with the last sentence. I think as we get older, our expectations of this stage changes.

  3. Never settle for Mr. Good Enough, I have only dated Mr. Good Enough and Mr. Trying to Turn Him into Good Enough and it only allows for heartbreak! At least you are getting your "dream job" as a director for right now :)

  4. This is super fun! I love seeing how things have changed... but I bet elementary you would be glad to see you're still writing!! you're the author of this blog!!! :)

  5. This was a great take on the prompt! I like that it steps us through the different phases of your life. Also - three cheers for camp! I'm convinced it's a life-changing experience all youth should get to enjoy at some point/in some form.

  6. An interesting post that I enjoyed reading.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

  7. I love the way you did this post! I should have done something similar--it would have been so cool to look back over past years!