I have known since I was four years old, exactly what I wanted to do with my life - and I had this idea that since I knew what I wanted, knew where I was going, and knew how I was going to get there - I WAS SET!
I'd go to college, get a job in my industry, gain a few years of experience, and then branch out on my own - starting my own business, garnering success within 2-5 years and retiring by 30! Along the way, I would have met my prince charming, swept him of his feet with my charm, beauty, and success - we would have dated, married, and traveled the world together before settling down to reproduce. Again, all this before I was thirty - because in my mind - I want to (and still do) be a stay at home mom for my children.
Reality of My Life:
I'm 27 - single, living at home with my parents, working in an industry that I did NOT go to school for. Yes, I did attend college and then I graduated 2 months before the economy dropped.
Unemployed - Intern - Full time Employee - Back to unemployed - Potential Graduate School student (accepted but didn't attend) - Back to Full-Time Employee (and now writing a blog)
My journey has been NOTHING like what I dreamed or planned.
BUT I WOULDN'T CHANGE IT FOR ANYTHING IN THE WORLD
Because I'm happy! (in my best Pharell voice)
Something's that I discovered in the past two years:
-It's ok to not have the answers but have so many questions
-It's ok to not have an elaborate plan on how to get to my journey's end
-It's ok to take life one day at a time
In the past two years, I have realized that more than anything in the world, I just want to be happy! So, I took a year (2013) and did everything that I LOVE to do!
I traveled (nationally and internationally) - I went to concerts - I rented cars ( I LOVE CARS!) - and I ATE ( I LOVE FOOD!) - and most importantly, I surrounded myself with FAMILY & FRIENDS!!! See pics below!
The happiest year of my life! And at the end of 2013, I realized my destiny is not to be the "Uber Successful Boniface" rather it's to live and enjoy life on a daily basis and along the way accomplish my goals and live out my dreams.
We all have these dreams that turn into goals and give us a sense of purpose. and those are GREAT. They are needed. I'm a planner by nature - I set deadlines, and dates. I have Plan A so meticulously set that there is rarely ever a need for Plan B.
BUT life has shown me that it can seriously BOTCH any Plan you have - no matter how detailed you are.
So rather than stressing and losing your sense of purpose for what may seem like a missed deadline, or lost opportunity, or forgotten dream - know that the deadline CAN BE pushed back - the opportunity WILL present itself again, and the dream is NEVER forgotten.
In the meantime - LIVE LIFE! And make new discoveries and dreams along the way.
Trust, I will still be the owner of a vast Hospitality Conglomerate but until then, I will incorporate my love for hospitality and service in my daily life on the level I'm at now - and my next step is this blog!
This blog will show you (and me) how to discover happiness EVERYDAY!! In both the small and the big, there is so much to enjoy in life on a daily basis - and my heart is so happy that we are going on this ride!
So here's to our journey .....discovering our destiny's together.
See ya next Sunday!