Life is crazy. I think I've finally come to accept the fact that things never go as planned and whenever long term things are planned, they are bound to change. A lot of things in our lives in the short nearly 2 years that Tim and I have been married have changed.
When we were dating Tim had accepted a job offer in Boston with Teach for America. A few months later we found ourselves living in Utah and Tim was working at Goldman Sachs instead. Total career change there!
After we got married I had finished my Master Esthetician program at Aveda and was planning on working in the skin care industry. Instead I made the decision to go back to school full time and finish my undergrad.
After seeing a Facebook post from a very old friend about his team at Google hiring I casually brought it up to Tim and a few months later we found ourselves selling most of our belongings and packing up our car to move to the San Francisco area having never been to the area and having no apartment lined up.
3 months later Tim knew the job was a terrible fit for him and we knew we had to make a change. After lots of prayers, networking, interviews, and worrying he found a job that fit what he actually majored in at BYU and the pay was actually something we could live off of in this area. This place is no joke. $$$
2 years later rather than having just finished up a 2 year contract with Teach for America we are living in the bay area, Tim is working in corporate strategy in San Francisco, I am starting an internship promoting literacy in the community with a semester to go until graduation and we are nowhere near where we thought we would have ended up.
Sometimes I spend so much time worrying about how to line things up perfectly for the future. Where are we going to end up, when is it going to make perfect sense to have kids, do we want to live abroad or live close to family, where to work once I graduate, where should we go for Tim's MBA etc. I feel like there is always a never ending list of questions but in the end there really is no sense in making a set path of what will happen because life always changes, and I think I'm okay with that.