I wonder how many people are actually living the life they dreamed of.
Life is full of challenges and I have been surprised many times, not knowing what was around the corner waiting for me. But it's through these challenges that I developed strength in character and determination. If everything came easily, I wouldn't have to learn how to adapt, be creative and how critical it is to just keep going.
The white picket fence that had painted in my minds-eye as a young girl is not important to me today. I don't know when that happened, when my priorities changed but I do somehow feel a sense of loss that absolutely NONE of my childhood dreams have been realized. But there are also some really fabulous aspects of life that I never contemplated as a child.
Tis true, life has turned out nothing like what I expected. Life is much more difficult, much more complex and yet so much more rewarding than the superficial life I imagined.