Hi, I’m Geochick.

Welcome to my blog. What started out as a private blog to document our adoption journey has evolved into my journey through therapy and spiritual awakening. Without our struggles to build a family, I’m not sure I’d be waking up, and for that I’m grateful.

Is There Anything About My Adult Life That Surprises Me?

Kristin posed this question and I've been ruminating on it for a couple of days.  Here's what's been running through my head:

Besides the obvious 'life isn't fair' and 'nothing goes according to plan' lessons S and I have learned over the last few years, there isn't much that surprises me.  That's probably because of my personality, not because there aren't surprising things that have happened to me.  The curse of being a thinking/judging person rather than a intuitive/perceiving person.  But, I'll do my best to find something....

I suppose the most surprising thing to me have to do with career.  Did you ever get this question in interviews?  "Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"  I did.  At the age of 22 fresh out of college.  Seriously?  How the hell did I know what I would be doing at age 32?  I just wanted a job so I could support myself and have some fun.  sheesh.  I didn't have much of a career path in mind, and have always been more of a see how it goes kind of person.  I realize now that the reason why I didn't have the career path in mind was because I was starting a career I didn't want.  Once I found my way to my current career I got a much clearer picture of what it was I wanted to do.  I suppose I'm surprised now that I've managed to get this far without much of a plan (and I'm a planner) and now I have a clear view of where I want to go in my organization.  Ta-daaa!  I finally feel like I'm where I'm supposed to be.

Another surprising aspect of my adult life...I've been married for more than 8 years and can hardly believe it.  It doesn't seem like that long ago but it is.  Weird.

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