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Re: Did your life turn out different than you expected when you were in high school?


@redwingsgal wrote:

Went to Michigan State with full intent on being the first female sports journalist in Detroit (it was 1977 after all).  Left college by choice after two years, never went back.

 

Moved back in with parents and went back to McDonalds in my hometown where I had worked in high school.  Met my DH who is 4 yrs younger.  He went to school to be an avionics mechanic and got his dream job here at AA in Tulsa where we have lived for nearly 33 yrs now.

 

The only thing that did turn out as planned is that I do not have children as I knew I did not want any since about age 12

 

Fun thread!!!


You would have been an inspiring, knowledgeable, passionate sports journalist. 

 

Life turned out just the way is it was supposed to for you, my friend. Heart

 

 

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I had no idea, or plan, to have a career in academia but the fates had that in store for me.

i was thrilled when I got that acceptance letter from my first-choice college. That’s when my husband and I got together. About a decade later, we decided to go to grad school and were both accepted by our alma mater.

 

A tragedy affected the rest of our lives. An instructor killed himself, leaving an immediate gap in the department. My husband took over the class, loved teaching, and went on to a PhD, and a professorship. I finished my Master’s and was fortunate to get a job too. We both moved up in our careers over the years and raised our kids in a great college town. I never dreamed I’d have this life but I’m so glad I did.

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My goal was to get married and have children.I always said I would have ten.I was devistated to learn that I couldn’t conceive..I was able to adopt a child in my early thirties and I have to say that was the most treasured gift that I will ever receive.

My second dream of living in the USA came true through my DH career.I think my life is different than expected...actually I think my life is better than I expected after all who gets all of their wishes to come true.I am a very fortunate person and my life sure didn’t start out that way.

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Re: Did your life turn out different than you expected when you were in high school?


@dex wrote:

My goal was to get married and have children.I always said I would have ten.I was devistated to learn that I couldn’t conceive..I was able to adopt a child in my early thirties and I have to say that was the most treasured gift that I will ever receive.

My second dream of living in the USA came true through my DH career.I think my life is different than expected...actually I think my life is better than I expected after all who gets all of their wishes to come true.I am a very fortunate person and my life sure didn’t start out that way.


@dex  I think we “met” on another thread re: adoption. There is no greater gift. I have an adopted son and soon after was pregnant w/ my daughter....yes, a year apart. A lot of work, but so much joy. 🌺

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Re: Did your life turn out different than you expected when you were in high school?

my life turned out way different then I expect. But that is ok life is a learning experience and I have grown a lot through it. 

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Yes...Totally Different 

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YES...starting with I never wanted to marry but "young love" makes you do crazy things🙃.  I gave up many "aspiring dreams" for him ....but, the best thing to come out of it -- my 2 boys.  (I am very close with them even though they are grown successful men - it's nice to know I raised them right thru years of "regretting" my decision to marry at 20).

 

And nothing else I dreamed turned out in that "fairytale" having a life partner.  Although, I did get a good provider,  "neat" roommate and friend. 

 

We come from very different social and economic backgrounds which has always been the "wedge" and big age difference.

 

I now take each day as a chapter in life's book as a "mystery" because we both have no idea how or when it will end. 

 

 

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So different that I sometimes wonder if I'm imagining what it was like for me before the age of 21. 

 

I mean... SO different. 

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Yes, turned out different than I had thought. 

I thought I would be standing in a classroom teaching our youth, but instead I graduated from a 2yr college, went into business and to this day...I HATE IT.

 

Other than that, I always wanted children and a loving husband.  I have both..2 fabulous unique beautiful daughters and a hubby that rocks my world in the very best ways. 

 

BUT CAREER PART.........UGH...SOME BAD CHOICES ON MY PART, SO NO CLASSROOM FOR ME ...MY FAULT ALL THE WAY....WAY TO OLD AND WORN OUT !!!!!  Maybe in my next life.

 

I believe we expect things one way, but the Lord directs us into the life and light in which he feels we are best suited and will thrive.  So we leave it up to Him and take each blessed moment and approach it with grace.

 

 

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I had no clue what I wanted to do with life when in high school other than going to college.  I knew from an early age that was my parents expectation.  Things fell into place along the way.  Went to college and got a job at a well known corporation.  Have had numerous roles and moved three times with the job.  Celebrating 35 years at the job this year.  Plan on working until I'm 62, so another 6 years.  Life turned out well considering I had no plan.