Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Contentment

Lately I have been thinking about where I am in life, and where I want to be.
I have always had, and still do have goals-both long term and short term.  I have dreams and aspirations.
All of my life, up until this point, I have chased every dream that I have had.  I have enjoyed getting to where I was going and accomplishing the things that I had set out to accomplish.
But I now realize that up until this time in my life, I have always been longing for something more.  In elementary school, I couldn't wait until the summers.  During the summers, I couldn't wait until the first day back to school.  In high school, I couldn't wait until graduation, when I would pack up for university and leave the hick town that was home.  Somehow, I thought leaving would get me to where I wanted to be.  In university, I again longed for summers.  I later longed for days without course work and a hefty pay cheque. Once I got my first "real" job, I would anticipate every pay day.  I couldn't wait to get a car, get a house, get married...
Recently, however, I have come to the conclusion that I am content.  I have everything that I want and need.  I am at a point in my life where I make enough money to get by, with a bit left over to spare.  I have a house, a car, a husband, a baby on the way.  There are no material possessions that I feel would make life better at this time.  I feel that I am truly enjoying life, and not wishing my time away waiting for the next great thing to happen to me.  Although I have never been unhappy, I feel that this is the happier that I have ever been.  Sure I still have goals and dreams.  These will be accomplished with time, and I am in no hurry to rush them.

How do you feel about where you are in life?  Is there anything that you feel you are "wishing the time away" for?

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