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Is your life the way you expected it to be?


posted 29-May-2009 2:18pm  
No, not really. It's more difficult and unpleasant than I thought it would be, but more deeply satisfying.
LindaH Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 29-May-2009 3:09pm  
I never expected anything.
posted 29-May-2009 3:46pm  
Yes, and no.
posted 29-May-2009 4:01pm  
Yes my life is the way it should be
posted 29-May-2009 4:13pm  
Not even a little bit. Then again, when I was younger, I thought all teenagers were the same, and they always had boyfriends and did cool things.
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 29-May-2009 5:21pm  
I don't think I have a lot of expectations.
posted 29-May-2009 8:37pm  
hell no, i always wish i could die. but i don't have the guts to do it.
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 30-May-2009 11:59am  
Not really. But in a good way.
posted 30-May-2009 5:33pm  
Some aspects.

It would be foolish to expect everything to go the way you've expected it to. (I know, I shouldn't've used expect twice).
posted 30-May-2009 5:54pm  
Right this moment? No, not in the slightest. This was not in the plan.
posted 30-May-2009 11:12pm  
I didn't expect much for my life (if ANYTHING), so--all problems considered--it's better! (Even though it sux...for now....) Well, it could be a lot worse.
posted 31-May-2009 2:39am  
No. As a young girl/teen, I would never have envisaged I would be single, unattached and a lesbian at age 27
But who's complaining??
posted 31-May-2009 6:16pm  
Yes, except for all of the crazy people.
jettles Survey Central Subscriber
posted 31-May-2009 10:16pm  
yes and no...... not all of it i guess but then i never "expected" anything specific!
posted 1-Jun-2009 2:59pm  
No, but all my life I could never visualize beyond 3-5 years into the future or if I'd even be alive.
posted 2-Jun-2009 2:17pm  
Not really
posted 3-Jun-2009 10:55am  
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 5-Jun-2009 8:22pm  
Broadly speaking, yes. My chosen career is very different from anything I had mapped out for myself as a teen, but if I went back in time and told my 14 year old self what I'm doing now, I don't think that she would be shocked. She might wonder why I didn't turn out to be a human rights lawyer though.
posted 8-Jun-2009 2:23am  
I had no expectations. It is what it is. I would hve been surprised if I was married to a guy, had a stable realtionship, children and a white picket fence.
Really, I had no plan but to go go go where ever, what ever.
posted 8-Jun-2009 9:59am  
Strange but nice
they Survey Central Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 10-Jun-2009 11:04pm  
posted 19-Jun-2009 8:39pm  
Pretty much.
posted 24-Jun-2009 4:39pm  
Not really. I expected to be a bigger success by this point I suppose. I don't know why, since I'm not particularly career orientated.
posted 25-Jun-2009 8:46pm  
Not hardly! I find it more interesting and surprising than I thought is would be. Thank goodness. That which does not kill me only makes me stronger. There have been times I thought it couldn't get any worse but it did. Times I thought I would be miserable for the rest of my life. Melodramatic you think but those are places I have been and gotten through. I have been happy, felt a failure & accomplished, experienced loss, been sick enough to wish I weren't conscience or dead, laughed, cried, blah, blah, blah. I had a wonderful childhood, emotional teen but a great time, a too young bride (19). I have made many mistakes but I have had more good times than bad and thank god for it all.
posted 27-Jun-2009 6:20am  
posted 7-Jul-2009 4:28am  
No, but's it's how I could have expected it to be if I'd given it much thought.

I had many dreams when younger, and in unexpected ways have lived to fullfill those dreams (..some highly improbable ones even). Hopefully that will keep going on, because I still have a few thousand more unfulfilled dreams yet.

It's actually amazing how well I knew by the age of seven that I'd be spending the millenium in Alaska of all places, that I would eventually settle down to working in brass mechanisms after pioneering in computers and media, that I would work on steam vehicles and flying machines, that I would become a mystic.

As much of a rennaissance person as I am, the seeds of most of what I was to become were already evident to me by age seven. I thought I would live in something closer to a palace than a studio apartment though.

Generally though I expected from age five to age 30 to be the next Disney or Gates. That never happened.
What did happen though was counselling/mentoring played a large role in my life. I don't know why that didn't occur to me, because it's something I had been doing all along since young without giving much thought to.
posted 14-Jul-2009 1:29pm  
posted 29-Jul-2009 5:21am  
Already no.
posted 1-Sep-2009 2:11pm  
posted 19-Oct-2009 4:11am  
posted 16-Apr-2012 3:23pm  
Yes, but no it get's harder when you grow older.
I find it hard now talking to my parents becase there mushy sometimes
I reflect on my life every night thinking to myself how lucky we're
all are, think off poor people.There lives was ment to be like that?
Who knows. But my life is totally better now iv'e got my own space
and more time not with my parents all the time.
I did enjoy it with my parents and i still do now
I love how they treat me with marshmellows.
I'm very spoilt eh!
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posted 30-Dec-2015 4:39am  
Not so much, but I am happy with how it is

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