This isn’t what I pictured

I remember wondering how I’d adjust to working full time. I’ve never been an early riser. I had to start thinking of easily portable foods for lunches.

It turns out that 7am isn’t really all that early once you get used to it. The days go by just fine. Lunch is made for me by the time I leave and I have my choice to drive or take the MAX.

I worried about not having enough time. If I worked all week how will the place stay clean? I silently lamented that this means no more summer adventures because I would be working all the time.

We’ve still had adventures discovering new farmers markets, bookstores, coffee places. We enjoy the time more somehow because there is less of it. I know that our schedules differ and while we might not be able to go on any extended adventures we seem to cram a lot into every Saturday we have.

This isn’t how I pictured my adulthood but it’s pleasantly enjoyable. I wouldn’t trade the life I have for the one I imagined. I like where this is headed.

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12 Responses to This isn’t what I pictured

  1. Mom says:

    I’m happy your happy!

  2. Poppy says:

    That’s awesome!
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  3. vahid says:

    “Lunch is made” for you? Sounds delightful. Who makes that lunch for you every day? ;)
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  4. i am thrilled that you are happy and enjoying what you have! squeeeeee!
    although i am kind of curious as to what you expected from adulthood…
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    • Sarah says:

      Honestly my picture of adulthood is so unrealistic. Think like lots of travel, a job where I didn’t work late and could come in during late mornings. Pretty much TV work lives. Just funny how that stays in your brain.

      But hi! I hope you start blogging again. I miss your face in my feed reader.

  5. martymankins says:

    Very awesome to hear.

    My daughter just got a full time job at a restaurant at the airport and had early mornings all last week. Getting off earlier in the day gave her time to do a few things.

    I’ve been a morning person for over 30 years and it’s just part of my routine. Even on vacation, I rarely sleep in. But for those rare days I do sleep in, it screws up my schedule even though I need the rest.
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    • Sarah says:

      Yay for your daughter! That’s awesome to hear about her job.

      I know what you mean. If I schedule gets off now that I’m settled into work I feel like I can’t accomplish anything for that day.

  6. Jess says:

    That does sound pleasantly enjoyable…does it make a terrible person to feel just a little bit sad about the fact that we don’t get to do that?

    :/ lol
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    • Sarah says:

      No you shouldn’t feel sad. What’s that saying about the grass is always greener? If I had a kid and worked I’d probably be a little jealous that you got to stay home. (Ignoring why you are staying home.)

      We all have different paths to walk in this life. The best we can do is encourage each other to always do our best, even if it doesn’t seem like it at the time.

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