Sometimes, when I am tired or sad or just taking a minute for myself, I sit and think about my life. I’m not where I expected to be. I always figured that I’d get a really good job right out of school, buy a small house, and write my book on the weekends. I thought maybe I would get married or maybe I wouldn’t. It wouldn’t have surprised me at all if I ended up a leather spinster with a cat or two to keep me company. It is funny how life can be so very different then what you expect.
I didn’t get a job in my field. Instead, I’m still in retail and I actually enjoy it. I’ve been living with quanta for just over three years now, and we plan to be married next September. I couldn’t be more in love with him, and I am still very comfortable with myself and solitude. We don’t have a house, but we have a very comfortable apartment in a wonderful neighbourhood. Life isn’t perfect, but it is wonderful.
I enjoy my life. Even on sad days I am still happy with everything that I have and that I have experienced. The rough times in the past have made me who I am today, and I like that person. I may not make a lot of money or have a powerful job, but I have no major problems. Joy is where you find it, and I try my best to look for it everywhere.