Remember when you were a kid and you imagined what your life will be like?
I really can’t remember anything specific. I guess I wanted to be an artist of some sort, but somewhere along the way I decided I’d rather be able to afford food.
My life’s made up of a series of events that seemed unhappy at that time, but turned out to be better for me than I had ever hoped.
After high school I wanted to study journalism, but I didn’t get in and I ended up studying computer science instead. I remember I was very sad and disappointed for a year or so… I’m sure I would’ve been a lousy journalist, now that I think of it. I’m not that good with computers either, but no one has to know, right? I now have a well-paid job and I met some of my best friends as a result of this seemingly unfortunate event.
At some point in my life I wanted to get a job at a certain firm, but of course, I didn’t get it. I was very upset about it; I just couldn’t believe I wasn’t good enough for them. I then got a call for an interview at another firm that didn’t have a great reputation at that time. I didn’t even want to go to the interview, but after being rejected by the other firm, my self-esteem was a bit low so I thought maybe I shouldn’t be picky. Long story short, I got the job there, it turned out to be a great place to work, with awesome people and pretty much the best bosses. It’s been five years since and I still have the same job. I made some good friends there and one in particular, that you’ll read about in the next paragraph.
There was a time when I was kind of depressed; I was in a long term relationship (almost seven years) and realized it was going nowhere. The inevitable happened, we broke up. It wasn’t pretty... I somehow got over it and made a good friend at work that I soon fell in love with. One year later he asked me to marry him. He is now my husband. We built a house together, we adopted a crazy dog that we love and we’re thinking of adding a tiny new member to our family at some point…
I guess some unpleasant things needed to happen in order to get where I am now, but I have no regrets. I couldn’t have planned a better life for myself.