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This all began when I started to write my eulogy...
That's a really odd sentence to type. Earlier this summer, a friend was telling me how he used to have his college students in his class write their own eulogy as a way to reflect upon their life. After talking about that for a while, I thought that it would be such an interesting thing to do for myself for the blog.
I began writing it a week ago & it brought me back to how different the life I thought I wanted when I was 15 was compared to the life I have & want now that I'm 29. So I figured- let me start here and work my way up.
When I was 15...
...I was living so much in my own world. I was going to school, had just quit softball- a sport I played for so many years, danced in our high schools dance company instead, was working 2 jobs busing tables & babysitting whenever I could. I managed to have a great group of friends & we got into our fair share of very innocent shenanigans. I was the kid being raised by a village after my parents got divorced & my father left, with a very active imagination.
Had you asked me at 15 where I'd be when I was 29, my current age, I'd tell you that I would have a house, a husband and probably 2 kids with more on the way. I used to say I wanted a whole mess of kids. I dreamed of being an architect who was able to balance it all. I would have met my husband when I was in college & would have moved in together after graduation where we would have purchased that adorable starter home before we were 25. Everything would have fallen right into place -I had wanted it all to be very conventional.
This was probably because the conventional & very normal life I had as a very young kid had only lasted so long. I was in elementary school when my parents began fighting and in middle school when they finally got divorced. I had been surrounded by wonderful families- and watched as all of my friends (except for one) enjoyed their seemingly "normal", non divorced kid life.
I had so badly wanted their "normal". So much so that the life I thought I wanted for myself was filled with everything people expect you to want & have. You graduate high school, go to a good college, get a job, get a husband, get a house, have those kids, live happily ever after in your own version of the chaos. The picture of future Kristina was filled with what I thought everybody else's family had.
But eventually that changed...
STAY TUNED FOR PART 2...
My name is Kristina and I'm the founder of Love Struck. Read about how Love Struck came to be, see how I make it happen or just read a random thought I just might have! Anything can happen at our blog & I wouldn't have it any other way! It's time to get Love Struck, and what better way to start than right here!