I don't think I ever imagined doing what I do except in the present. I've thought of fantasies but never really thought they were going to happen only that I wish they would happen.
66 years ago when I was 13 I remember walking in town with my leather jacket. If you wear a leather jacket—wow—you be something!
Passing by the store windows I’d admire my reflection:
“How about that leather jacket?”
Now what? Do I miss it? Do I label it the good old days? I never thought I would get old. My elder peers would say emphatically: don’t get old!”
As if I can prevent it, but no—now I’m saying that to others. It wasn’t until I’m 29 that I remembered my Grand Creator in the days of my still young manhood. That was before now—the calamitous days—the years that have arrived when you will hear me say:
“I have no delight in them.” (Ecclesiastes 12:1)
I've imagined owning my own home by now, but I don't as of yet.
I never thought I'd be living in the mountains by myself and I sure didn't think I'd live in this state!
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Your question is far more intense and provocative than it first appears. I have sat at the keepboard for several minutes trying to answer it. Three times, I have erased and attempted a new though!
Even as a young girl, I wanted to be a wife, a mother, to travel, to cook and to write. All of these things I have done........but I was SO unprepared for the timing of the details. Life doesn't always adhere to schedules and good timing.
My Grandmother once told me, that it was a terrible thing to have your children live far away from you. At the time, I thought her to be a sentimental old lady...........I never expected to feel what she felt~~ and now, I do.
I expected to have far more control over the changes.
there is a saying that you never know taste of the next chocolate in box. the chocolate just like our life, only you have experienced it, or else we cannot have a deeply feelings and impression for it. so, almost everyday life of mine is rather different from my expect and imagination.
My life is what I thought it was going to be as a big picture, but it's the minor details that are very different. I expected to be done with college and doing my career now instead of having 4 kids and working on it now. I never imangined myself marring the man I did or actually having that many kids. It's not a bad change just was a little unexpected.
If "imagined" means, How is my life is different than what I "expected", well NO!
My life turned out much richer and more full of love than I thought I would ever have for my future. As a lose-cannon foster kid, I really didn't think I'd have so much of everything: joy, love, financial stability, good marriage, happy children, world travels....
BUT, as that foster kid once did a whole lotta dreaming,
If "imagined" means, How is my life is different than what I "dreamed", well, YES!
I've had travels all over the world and know how fortunate I am to be living a "dreamed" of life. I feel very fortunate!
I never thought I would have children and I had two--the greatest pleasure of my life. And I think I am surprised I lived this long. My dad as 49 when he died, and my mom 53--so I outlived them my by a few years.
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How has your life been different than what you’d imagined?
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