In Ten Years

This is Day 2 in my 30 days of blogging challenge. I am not a life plan type person. I used to be, until life started to throw me curveballs and things didn't go as planned. I began to stray off the life plan in college. I went in thinking I'd major in chemical engineering, graduate in 4 years, and work in the pharmaceutical industry. Sophomore year and Materials & Energy Balances, the intro course for chemical engineering, showed me that ChemE wasn't the path for me. Senior year I learned that working in the pharmaceutical industry wasn't for me, after 9 months in a pharmaceutical research lab.  By graduate school I had amended my life plan to receiving a PhD in polymer chemistry and becoming a professor. After two years, a shoulder injury caused by studying (true story bro) and a diagnosis of stress and migraine headaches due to the pressures of graduate school, I had to abandon that dream. And so I went back to the drawing board again.

At 17 I thought I 'd be married by 25 with kids by 30. At 19, I thought I was going to get married to a future lawyer and have that picket fence and 2 kids. At 29 I thought I'd found The One and that I'd be engaged by my 30th birthday. None of that has happened.

See why I'm not a planner? I say I want to go left and the Universe sends me right. I think I know what I want or what's best for me and the Universe shows me that I have no clue what I'm talking about. It took some time, but I got hip to the game & realized that I cannot fight what's meant for me. Instead, I must be open ready & willing to receive what the Universe has meant for me. I may not understand the purpose but I must accept what is being given with gratitude and open mind. This lesson was very clear in my last job. I was so unhappy and ready to leave, and yet the Universe was teaching me a vital lesson through that experience. Once I learned it, I transitioned to a new environment, to learn new lessons.

Today's post topic is "where you'll be in 10 years". Because I'm not a planner, I honestly can't say. I don't know what the Universe will bring into my life or where it will take me. I have things I would like to accomplish and experienced I'd like to have, but I can't say definitively what my life will be like 10 years from now with specifics.

Ten years from now, I want to be happy. I want to have a sense of peace in my life and my spirit. I want to be loved and love those around me. I want to have a special person to share my life and space with. I want to have financial security and live a comfortable lifestyle. I want to have the freedom to do things that I enjoy. I want to make a difference in the world in some way. I want to be free of the constraints of the corporate world.

How and when these things will come to fruition, I have no idea. I simply put my faith in the Universe that the positive energy I put out will be reciprocated with positivity returning to my life.