Aloha Friday!!!

Hey everyone! Sorry for missing the blog for a few days.. but now I'm back and I'll keep up with you guys. Today is Friday, and as i generally remain faithful to the things i commit to, i will have my Aloha Friday today as usual!
If you have no clue what that is already, go to An Island Life and you'll figure it out pretty fast:)



Now my Question here is :

Are you now in the place where you thought you'd be 5 years ago??

I was pretty analytical these days. My husband and I were looking back at the things we've done so far and looking forward at the things we want to achieve in the long term and in the short term.. we made plans and we parsed the things we did by now.. and we came to wonder ourselves.. this question. And the answer to this is: NO. Yet somehow it's a good "NO" this time.. i mean both my husband and i are so young and 5 years ago we didn't think we'd be this far already..doing so many things on our own just like "grown-ups" do.. i know I'm to lame these days, but i believe it's good to sometimes question yourself about these things:).. and i am curious of your answers ladies! So.. I'm hearing you saying:...

21 comments:

Katie said...

You should be really proud of everything that you have done so far!!

AB HOME INTERIORS said...

Five years ago I was totally different. It was all about my career, success and money. And while I have succeeded in life family and friends are my future Holy Cow Ive grown up! Hahaha Leaving some Friday bloggy love from SITS

Kristen said...

OOO! That is a good question! :) In some ways I feel like I am, but in others I feel like I am not, haha. In regards to work/education, I went to undergrad for business and always planned on going back to get my masters in education when I was older. Well, I ended up going back much, much sooner than I thought I would BUT it ended up being God's perfect plan for my life & I wouldn't want it any other way! I think that is the only thing that surprises me.

I didn't think I'd be married yet and I'm not, I knew I wanted to be able to do things on my own first and be able to prove to myself that I can do it and so I am definitely glad I stuck to my guns on that one. I have seen a lot of people end up missing out on things they wanted to do because of situations that arose and I am a pretty strong individual that I stand up for myself and am very determined.

So, really I think yes & no :) But even the no's turned out to be the best things and although it hasn't been perfect and life isn't perfect, I wouldn't change it for the world! Good question!

Sweet Serendipity said...

I'd say yes. But I have a long way to go in the next 5 ;P

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Becca said...

5 years ago I figured I would be graduating college within a few years and I ended up dropping out. I will go back one day!

Evy said...

Yes, a very good question!

I'm not where I thought I'd be 5 years ago, but I feel extremely good about where I am right now nonetheless. 5 years ago I thought I'd be with my husband in Colorado. But, circumstances made us leave that behind and we came to Bulgaria, where things are much simpler.

In any case, life is what we make of it! I wouldn't want to change mine =)

abeachcottage said...

just surfed on in this morning, love your blog background and the room from yesterday

5 yrs ago I was living a very different life in England and now we have a wonderful new life by the sea in Australia...funny old world

Sarah

Jane In The Jungle said...

No, not at all. Hubby went through 2 major and 1 minor surgeries, I became pregnant at the age of 45 with our 4th child, and I had my first surgery ever, and I'm even more involved at church, and hubby changed jobs after 22 yrs! But all in all, I think it's a better place then I would have imagined!!

Yaya said...

Nope....5 years ago I assumed I'd have 3 or so kids by now...but I don't have any.

Baba said...

Almost, just need to finish the Stone House and I am there.

Amy said...

I think you are doing great. I had no idea I would be here were I am today. It is so cray how life turns around. I was teaching and just meeting my husband. Now I am married and have a little one. I am so happy with my life for sure.

MaryRC said...

honestly i dont remember what i thought back then, i was too busy trying to get my husband through school, it felt like it wouldnt be over for 10 years. and the economy has put a kink in future prospects too. sounds like i need to sit and rethink the plan.

Kim said...

I am glad you are back! I think I am exactly where I thought I would be 5 years ago. I am not much of a risk taker so it is pretty predictable especially with kids.

Have a super weekend!

Kim

Shari@aPsychMommy said...

I'm a lot further! 5 years ago, I would never have thought I would be married with a kid!

Tara said...

It is amazing how much we change in just a few years huh? I don't know what I really envisioned. I just know I am happy ..and love my family.

AudreyO said...

While incredibly happy, no I'm not where I thought I'd be. I'm working toward it though :)

Amy A.K.A. "The Mrs." said...

There are a few details that I did not anticipate but overall, yes, I am. I always said I wanted to be married when I was 25 (with only 5 letters to my last name) and have 2 kids before I turned 30. Our 2nd baby will be born over a month before my 30th birthday and my married name is 5 letters long.
Hmmmmm... ;)

Nikolett said...

Wow, that's a big change for you but I salute you for going through that! You should be really proud :)

And I'm definitely not in the place I thought I would be ... five years ago, I was a naive high schooler daydreaming about a guy who eventually would make three years of my life full of tears ... and now I'm in a happy place, struggling through university but still accepting life as it is, something I never saw for myself. I suppose I saw a really pessimistic future, one in which I still wouldn't have met my Grandma and family in Poland, but now I've accomplished that too! So I'm in a better place, for sure!

Long comment is long, haha.

PW said...

We're in the midst of a move. And no this is not where we thought we would be five years ago.

btw, sprechen zie deutsch?
I took drei jage (years) in high school.

Habe ein guten tag!!

I don't really know that much..but I do remember a little.

My name is PJ. said...

The life I live is so far beyond anything I could have dreamed for myself. So far beyond. God's dream for us is so much bigger than anything we can dream for ourselves and I relinquished the reigns to him years ago...and the life he has created for me is beyond my capacity to describe. I'll tell you this, for each thing I've lost, something of greater meaning/value has taken its place. (And I'm not talking material things here.)