Saturday, 1 February 2014

is this my life?

Through my teenage years I knew - knew - that I wasn't the married with kids type.  That life of domestic contentedness, holding hands, mopping up baby sick, sleepless nights and putting the needs of someone else in front of my own - not for me.  A long term relationship, sharing my past, trusting someone not to hurt me, arguments and laughter, letting someone know me - not for me.

I was going to uni followed by a year post grad followed by two years as a trainee followed by a job - actually, not a job, a career.  That was the plan.  That was absolutely going to be the reality.  Until one day I looked at the face of the person next to me and realised that somehow, without my permission, my heart belonged to him, and everything had changed.

That was fifteen years ago.

Did your life ever go on it's merry way without your permission, or even your knowledge?  Have you ever looked around and thought 
'is this my life?'


1 comment:

  1. Your post made me think of the old saying "life is what happens when we make other plans". Only in your case it was love :)


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