I have done quite a bit of self-reflection since my last post. I realized I had dreams, I had plans, and I was bound and determined to reach them. However, I did not.
I thought by now, I would have a great career. I thought I would have the house with a white picket fence. I thought I'd at least have one child by now and living happily ever after. Unfortunately, those cards didn't play out, not yet at least.
I get so over my head with dreams and hopes. It's like I'm forcing the next stage of life to happen. I am forcing the happy ending to start now. I feel like I have been patient long enough. It's been years that we've been struggling. People say I live in a generation of self-entitlement and instant gratification - and you know... they are probably right. But sometimes I can't help but wonder... when is it my time to shine? When will our happily ever after begin?
I've tried being optimistic and positive. I've tried being proactive, organized, and detailed in everything. I can't say that my discipline hasn't paid off because it has. We are much better off than where we were last year. We are much better off than where we were in January.
I don't like living with my father-in-law. Living here has built up a lot of depression, anxiety, frustration, and just meanness. Travis and I realized that our problems stem from not being self-sufficient enough to start our new beginning. So I've been very proactive and disciplined towards finding that better job. I'm searching for my new career. And Travis has been very proactive towards finding a better paying job that will allow him to go to college.
On top of it all, I forgot to just live my life. I'm not living my life for me anymore. I'm living my life for that future house. I'm living my life to pay off the next bill on time. I'm living my life to count the pennies. I'm not LIVING.
So in the big scheme of things, I have to start being happy and grateful for what I have. I have to stop constantly searching for happiness when I have it right here beside me. I have my adorable cuddly kitty cats. I have a roof over my head. I have enough money to live comfortably. I have a supportive, loving family. I have in-laws that I get along with very well. I have co-workers that I really do enjoy to be around. I have friends that will always be there. I have my health. And most importantly, I have an amazing husband who will always be there for me. He will always support me and my goals. He will always help me. He loves me as much as I love him. He never asks for anything in return. He's always a happy-go-lucky kind of guy. He has a beautiful soul. And not to mention, he has been and will always be my DREAM guy. I am very lucky and blessed to have him in my life. No matter what happens, I will be happy. I will be happy because he is truly genuine. Together, we've been through harder times. We've been through worse. We will get through this stage together.