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Riddle Me This... [Nov. 23rd, 2007|03:55 am]
Kelly J. Cooper
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Whose life are you living?

Is it the one your parents wanted for you? Or the one they forbid you to have?

Is it the life you thought you were supposed to live?

Or the temporary life you've been living until your REAL life starts?

Is it the life you stumbled into? Or the one you carefully constructed a long time ago, when you were a very different person?

Whose life is it?
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[User Picture]From: lillibet
2007-11-23 02:41 pm (UTC)
I'm definitely living my own life. A lot of the choices I've made along the way (leaving Columbia, the community I've constructed, moving to California, the people I've dated, plus a fair amount of things they don't really know about) are not ones my parents would or did approve or understand, but I've ended up in a place that fits pretty well into their ideas. I think they rather expected that I would do something more spectacular in the way of a career, but I don't think the fact that I didn't (or haven't yet, who knows) bothers them.

In many ways, I find it surprising how much my life today is exactly what I wanted and predicted for myself when I was in college. I have a fantastic marriage with a gorgeous, wonderful guy and we live with our beautiful baby in a lovely home and socialize with many of the people I thought then would be my friends forever.

The sense of a temporary life was much stronger before I married Jason and before I had a child. This is definitely my beautiful life. It has its ups and downs, its satisfactions and discontents on a micro-level, but overall it's just what I thought I wanted and turns out to be fairly splendid.

Now if I could only write that damn novel :)
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