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642 Things to Write About Challenge: Week 52

Written By: Colleen - Dec• 29•13

Last one of the year.  Woo-hoo, I made it 52 weeks.  I’m not going to continue this weekly in 2014 simply because I know that once Baby G arrives, I won’t be able to do it.  There are a few topics that I wanted to do and never got around to, though, so I would still like to try to tackle those, but just not weekly.  I had the Photo-a-Day project in 2012 and this in 2013.  It’s going to be weird without any creative goals in 2014!  One will find me, I suppose.  They always do.

Here’s the last topic.  Please feel free to leave your response in the comments.  Where I initially thought I was going with this back a week ago changed a lot, lol.  My pregnancy hormones a little out of control right now and I feel all over the place, which I think is due to the fact that I did not get a good night’s sleep last night at all and I feel all thrown off because of it today.  And on that note, I’m going to go make up my mind as to whether I want to cry, laugh, or sleep right now.  Thanks so much to anyone who ever popped over here this year!  The 642 Things to Write About Challenge was a lot of fun for me to do.

“What’s the stupidest thing you used to believe whole-heartedly?”

I used to believe that the dreams you had when you were a kid could really come true.

Yeah, that sounds really negative, but let me explain.

They do for some, but for most, they don’t.  Being a grown-up means you have to learn that life isn’t always fair, you’ll always have to apologize for something, and that you can’t please everyone, because you’ll always make a choice that will make you feel terribly selfish on some level.  I used to whole-heartedly believe that life was pretty straight forward and that things would always work out on your timetable as long as you set your mind to it and believed that they would.

They don’t.  It takes hard work, compromise, and learning to accept.  Once you can accept that life isn’t going to work out the way that you want it to and that your decisions won’t please 100% of the people any percent of the time, then congratulations, you’re officially an adult.

So, for most of us, our childhood dreams won’t come true.  But not getting what you want doesn’t mean that you won’t get what you need.  And most of the time, getting what you need is actually the Universe’s way of giving you what you don’t know you want.  Everything works out in the end if you let it.  If you have a little faith and are willing to be open to fate, you just may find the life you ended up with is much better than the life you dreamed you’d have as a child.

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