Sorry for a second blog today, I hate to post multiple times in a day but something happened that just got me thinking. Yeah this is a semi serious Kevin blog…
I have made it a policy not to blog about my personal life at all. I will tell you stories from my life but I won’t let you in on the ebbs and flows of my relationships or tell you when my last bowel movement was. Personally I think those types of blogs make for a rather boring read and I look at myself as being a diversion from your crappy jobs, your good jobs, your daily routine, or masturbation material.
Well I am going to break that a tad for a second and talk about a couple of things.
First of all a random person was giving me shit the other day about being 29 and in college. Granted I would love to be in career mode in a job that I love but in my first go around in school I was going to teach. I started student teaching and just knew it wasn’t for me. (That is another funny blog for another day.) I left school and eventually landed a career type job in the computer industry as a network sales consultant. The job paid well, it was okay, but I really didn’t like it and knew that it wasn’t for me. So I ended up out in California eventually finishing up school. Finally I have some sort of direction of what I want to do and how I want to do it. At times I kind of have regretted not just sticking out school and just getting it behind me, not following the typical “plan”.
Now with that said it got me thinking about where I am “supposed” to be. I talked to my friend the other day who is getting married in May and he was talking about that this girl just seemed like a fit and it was the right thing to do. It was “time for him to settle down” and she had a lot of the things he was looking for. Hardly romantic, hardly convincing, hardly the way I looked at getting married would be.
After that conversation it struck me. All of my friends that went to school, graduated in 4-5 years, and settled down shortly there after are miserable except for one. So out of a group of five people that followed the typical plan only one is happy, those aren’t odds that I like.
Because I didn’t do the same thing they did I have been able to do a lot of different things and pursue some dragons that might turn into windmills but at least I am having the ability to take a shot at it. I was able to travel, I was able to try out different things, and I was able to see what I wanted to do with my life… Something I think they might be regretting.
So I ask you guys this:
1) Did you follow “the plan” and are you happy, or did you follow it and regret it?
2) If you didn’t follow “the plan”are you happy that you didn’t or regret that you didn’t?
okay I am off to class for the next few hours I want to see what you have to say I will be back in between my afternoon and night classes to jump back in the discussion.