Today’s Prompt: How does your life measure up to the vision you had when you were younger? Submitted by Sarah-Jayne @ Keep up with the Jones Family
When I was little I wanted to be a nurse or teacher.
When I graduated nursery school the teachers interviewed each student to find out what they wanted to be when they grew up…etc. I said I wanted to marry my next door neighbor, have lots of kids and become a teacher so I could call my nursery school teacher by her first name! Wow right.
There was talk during my childhood that I would be the kid to go on and get married and live on a farm with a ton of animals and kids.
I thought I would get married young and have kids young.
Here is what happened
I went to college to be a teacher and realized while I was student teaching that I could not teach to a test and it was clear then that our educational system was more and more test focused and I quit student teaching the last day I could and still graduate. I went on to get my masters degree and am pursuing a successful career that is not in medicine or teaching.
I got married when I was 28 years old (just shy of my 29th birthday) to someone I met after college. Pretty much the exact opposite of marrying my next door neighbor young. We do not live on a farm, we live in the suburbs. We have one dog and a beta fish not a farm full of animals (though that would be cool some day).
I have you two, I think when I was 6, the thought of having 6 kids would be easy because being a kid is fun and exciting…. being a parent is hard work and exhausting. I do not think you two will have 4 more siblings to play with… cousins maybe but not siblings.