Not What I Thought it Would be

It’s not like I thought it would. At this stage of my life, I imagined myself sitting under a shade tree sipping tequila through a straw with a handsome young waiter pretending to flirt with me to make sure he gets a nice tip.

By Now, I thought I would have visited at least four of the seven continents. I would return home and write tawdry love stories of all my adventures and escapades.

It’s not what I thought it would be, I thought by now I would have written two or three bestselling novels, and I would be in negotiations with Oprah or Tyler to make my book into a blockbuster movie. I would have even settled for a Lifetime movie, or better still, a Netflix original. Why not?

I thought by now I would be buying diapers for bouncing G-babies.  I imagined I would be sharing countless pictures and marvelous stories of how wonderful my G-babies are with other G-mothers who swear their G-babies are equally as brilliant.

It’s not at all like I thought it would be; who would have imagined I would still be working on the home, which I still live in alone. I walk down the empty halls and stare at the memories scattered along the walls and remember times that have long gone by.

No, it’s not at all what I thought it would be, it’s a heck of a lot better. 

Life is what you make it at any stage and any age. Don’t waste time on things you haven’t done, places you haven’t seen, and people you have met.  I’m so glad my life didn’t turn out the way I thought it should. God didn’t need my input in the grand scheme of things.  He didn’t consider my plans when he decided to place me in the life he had predestined for me. I’m right where I’m supposed to be, doing what I’m supposed to be doing. And that’s OK, I was never in control anyway.  I can’t wait to see what 2022 has in store. Happy New Year!

To everything, there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven, ECC 3:1

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