As I mentioned before, the life that I live seems to unfold in ways that I never could have imagined.

When I was a teen I thought I should have a life plan because everyone else seemed to be forging one and those adults hovering around asking me questions about the future would like to hear some sort of plan. Luckily for me my parents were not among them. When talking to friends about what we thought may happen in the future, I announced that I would get married around 36. I got married at 20. Hey, it seemed like a good and logical thing to do at the time as I was in college and in my 20 year old mind I was on the road to adulthood. As it turns out that decision to marry young was the right one for me to make. Even though the marriage ended after 15 years, I am still the best of friends with my ex. Shortly after finishing my college experience, I worked at a company for a few years and saved to start a business at 25 which I just started but then poof, was convinced to move across the country to a place where I knew no one and had never visited to start a new life with my spouse who had a job out there with his company. I had no idea what I was going to do. I was lost in a way; my plan rug was pulled out from under me so I stalled. My earlier plan did not look or feel like this at all but then my life up to that point was like a roller coaster ride. I happily agreed to buy the ticket and go for the ride.

I sat down, watched the world go by and looked at the pretty scenery. Yes, it was a beautiful place to live. I learned a lot about many things by making that decision and am so grateful for that opportunity that I took.

Originally published at on June 27, 2016.