Looking Back Looking Forward – A Daily Prompt Post

2012-12-30_18-09-16_290This is a pretty interesting Daily Prompt question:

When you were 16, what did you think your life would look like? Does it look like that? Is that a good thing?

When I was 16, I thought I would be with an amazing woman and have some great kids, a huge house and a lot of money, and lots of friends, and go to lots of different places traveling, and have a great job. I didn’t know the form all that would take, or the ages, and I’m pretty sure the great job may have involved me singing in a band. Well, I’m not in a band, and I don’t travel that much, and I don’t have a LOT of money, but… I am with an amazing woman and I do have great kids. My house is pretty big, I suppose, and as jobs go, to the extent that any desk job can be “great”, I suppose there could be worse jobs to have. I’m happy, and I’m satisfied. I guess I’ve known what I wanted for quite some time…

But wow, at the time I had just gotten my driver’s license, and had a nice girlfriend, and I was doing well in school, and I hadn’t thought much beyond college. I had no idea that in a year’s time I’d fall in ‘love’ for the first time – and I say that in quotes because looking back, that was a hilarious whispering breath compared to the belted-out duets I have now with my wife.

So for the most part, it looks like that, and that is definitely a good thing.

Edward Hotspur

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10 thoughts on “Looking Back Looking Forward – A Daily Prompt Post

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  3. I think you have pretty well in comparison to your 16 yo vision – this is an interesting prompt I may have to participate.. later, but its nice to see you are pretty close to where you thought youd be and you are happy.. :-)

  4. You could of gotten all the things you wanted at 16, and as it miraculously happens in life sometimes, still not be satisfied with your life. So I guess as long as you are satisfied and happy that’s all that counts!

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