They Grow Up So Fast

Last month I had the pleasure of flying out to Alabama to watch my baby brother graduate from High School! I had such a great time, I wish I could have stayed out there just a little bit longer, but duty called. I was able to spend about 4 days with my mom and my brother and other family members that I haven’t seen in a while. It was a great time, it’s always nice to get away for a little while.

I have to admit though, it was a bitter sweet thing. My brother and I are pretty far apart in age, so seeing him graduate from High School kind of freaked me out. I mean, have I really been out of High School that long?? Where did the time go?? It’s so interesting to watch my brother go through this important time in his life, and think back on how this time was for me. I am nowhere near where I thought my life would be at this age, and I don’t mean that in a bad way, just in general. I am working in a completely different field than I ever thought I would do (I mean I wanted to be a teacher, a lawyer, and even more awesome things). But I love what I do now, it just took me awhile to figure that out. My personal life is SO much different than I thought it would be at this time, growing up I was sure I would have at least four children by now! But lately I’ve been thinking I don’t want to have children until I’m at least 30! Its so crazy how our ideas and choices can change as we grow older and experience life.

I wonder what my brother will be like when he is my age? If he will have stayed in the same field that he is pursuing now, or will he be doing something completely different? It’s so interesting how we change and grow throughout our lives, and how we can end up being people we never imagined we would be. I think it’s exciting. Right now, I have a pretty clear view of how I want my life to progress in the next 5 years, but honestly, anything is possible, and I could look back in five years and smile at myself for ever thinking I knew what the future held. Hopefully it holds great and exciting things, and if I could have anything down the line, I hope its happiness!

Congrats to my baby brother, I am so very happy for you, and I am so excited to see what you do and where you go!

What did you want to do when you were in High School, are you living that dream? Or did your dream change? Let me know in the comments below!