Here's where I thought I'd be by the time I was 30: Living comfortably (okay, luxuriously) with my gorgeous husband and twin daughters (whose names I had all picked out be tee dubs). I would have made major MAJOR moves in the music industry. Back when I daydreamed about this, I thought it would be some sort of Beyonce-esque type stardom. And that's about as far as I got.
Here's where I am now: Living by myself (and my awesome cat Isis) in my same neighborhood that I rued the day when we moved here, not famous, not even remotely famous, not rich and I want to stress how not rich I am, like laughably, embarrassingly not rich. Overweight! I'm not afraid to say it!!! OH and here's the kicker, no kids, no husband, hell I ain't even got NO BOYFRIEND. I'm so single, I be forgetting how to type good English. And somehow, amazingly, inexplicably, I'm the happiest I have EVER BEEN.
I can actually explain it. It comes from all of the experiences I've had, mixed with the wisdom I've gained, and shaped by the influence of meditation and quieting my mind in general. Tuning into my intuition and know what's right for me, what I should be learning from, why things are happening in the way they are, and why things AREN'T happening yet. I take so much time to be patient and I always reflect. I think if I had all those things I'm still hoping and dreaming for before I reached this level of understanding myself and the world around me, I might not have grown as much. I know I have a lot more growing to do but I'm really pleased with where I am right now. It will only get better from here!