|shirt: J.Crew (on sale here) // demin: AE // flats: J.Crew (on sale here) // Earrings: Sugar Love Boutique (buy them here)|
This post is coming to you from a top floor suite in Vegas with nothing planned, but I’m sitting here eating a very expensive plate of room service while Ben is off at some meeting or other, my phone is sitting in the car parked at the airport in Cincy and this is the closest I’m going to get to socialization for the next hour and a half.
I’ve been feeling really grateful lately – and not just because Ben works for an awesome company that sends wives out with their husbands when they need them at trade shows half way across the country last minute. While I was at girls camp last week it took be back to being 12, and 15, and 16, and every other year I was young or in high school. I remembered having dreams and how far off the future seemed. I didn’t know what I wanted to do but I’d go to college, and I wanted to go to grad school. I wanted to marry the man of my dreams and have a family. I sat there in that 90 degree weather with 100% humidity last week and thought about my husband back at home in our fabulous apartment. I’m just about done with college and this week my application to grad programs with be done (fingers crossed). In just a little while I’ll have everything I wanted (I’m not pregnant, but I’m thrilled to add to our family sometime soon too). Back then I thought my dreams were so far away.
I’ve come to the conclusion that my life is pretty close to perfect – and not in the “better than yours” kind of perfect but in the “I have everything important that I want” perfect. Lots of people want different things and for some people, being married at 22, living in a city where they know practically no one would be a nightmare.
I’ve also come to the conclusion that its time for some new goals. I might have everything I wanted in high school but I’ve had four years since then to dream, change, and grow. Its time for a new set of aspirations and motivation, new challenges. I’m not entirely sure what those are going to be yet, but I’m excited to decide and discover.
Here’s to being content and eager.
Please tell me you got the title reference.
and if you’re in vegas and want to have a meeting in the conference room in our suite, let me know. We can even get dressed up and pretend its official 😛