|Birthday Drinks at Founding Farmers|
Anyway, am I where I wanted to be at this age? Sure, I guess. I mean, I had no idea where I wanted to be. Actually, I do. I wanted to be married. I know, gag, but seriously, I went to a school that was informally known as "the marriage factory." So, yeah, I did that, and that's awesome. And I wanted a career. I have that. So, I mostly feel like I've met or exceeded expectations, and I'm not even a little bit disappointed with where I am.
For one, I've come a long way from the pink tulle prom dresses I insisted on wearing for both my 21st and 22nd birthdays. But I'm also proud of the fact that, at 29, I'd put one on again in a heartbeat (do you have any idea how much fun a pink tulle prom dress is?!).
|21st Birthday Pink Tulle Prom Dress|
|22nd Birthday Pink Tulle Prom Dress|
...And, in case you were wondering, that is a pink mini-Nalgene bottle full of Vanilla Vodka + Tang in my hand, because I was classy. I lost that bottle that night, and I still miss it 7 years later.
I guess I should probably mention something about kids here. I've been married nearly 2 years and I'm pushing 30, so this is practically the elephant in the room where I'm from. On that front, yeah, I should start thinking about having a kid(s). The fact that I haven't even started really thinking about these things will probably instantly put my mom and mother-in-law into fits of despair. After all, my mom's toast at our wedding was pretty pithy: "Congratulations. Now, have me some grandbabies." I'm still so selfish, though.
What about you? Do you feel pressure from perceived milestones? Do you ever think back about where you thought you'd be by now and how you stack up to that?
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