I was looking through my old yearbooks the other day. I started looking at the senior pictures and the little blurbs that went with them which lists "Future Plans". 16 years after the fact, how have their lives turned out? I know mine has not turned out the way I thought it would when I was a senior in high school. I was going to go to medical school. I am a stay-at-home mom that never got her degree. Far from medical school.
When we are 17 or 18, we think we have this whole life thing pegged. We are going to do it better than our parents did. We are going to have this world by the... HAHAHAHAHAHAAAAHHHAAAAA!!!!!!!! Sorry, I couldn't even finish that thought. Let me share a secret that most of my readers already know...
We knew NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!
Sure, some of us went on to do what we said or the plans were pretty vague. "Get a job." That's almost guaranteed, isn't it? But I bet their lives aren't really what they expected them to be. Life was supposed to be "easy" back then. For the most part, I think that "future plans" in a high school year book is completely laughable. Something to look back on and ponder, "Gosh, I had such dreams."
Don't get me wrong. I think it is great to have plans...how can you go anywhere if you don't? But I think they should be flexible. What's that saying? Life is what happens while we are making plans. Life doesn't always line up with our plans. God is the only one that can see the WHOLE picture. And I am very thankful that I don't have hold of the wheel with my very narrow view.
I wouldn't change my life for anything. Ok, there are a few things that I would love to have not had to go through, but I wouldn't be where I am right now. And I am happy right now. I love my life right now. I wouldn't want my "future plans."
How about you? What were your plans in high school? How do you feel about them now?