So many times I have said, or thought to myself, “I wish I could go back to undergrad and do it all over again, there are so many things I would do different.”  I think I would have a totally different major, possibly attend a different school, take advantage of more opportunities, etc.  Yeah, yeah, I know, “Shoulda, woulda, coulda…”  But then when I think about it, my life’s journey probably would not be filled with the awesome people I met along the way.  Okay, well some of them I could do without, but anyway…

So many times I think I tailored my life to fit other people’s expectations.  I spent a lot of time making other people happy, and myself not so much.  Fortunately I realize that I have to live MY life, not someone else’s idea of what my life should be.  While I wish that I had come to this realization about 10 years ago, better late than never!

A few weeks ago, I found the following gem posted over at The Southern Belle.  It spoke volumes to me, and was a reminder that I have to continue to take charge and live MY life to the fullest.

What do you think?  Have you ever found yourself tailoring your life to fit someone else’s roadmap?


2 Comments on Do You Live YOUR Life, Or Someone Else’s?

  1. Kimberly H. Smith
    August 29, 2013 at 8:23 pm (4 years ago)

    I have felt this way many times. However I also think that I have learned tremendously from doing things a way other than what I preferred. It probably has kept me grounded and out of trouble.

    • Beignet Mamas
      August 29, 2013 at 9:37 pm (4 years ago)

      Amen to the staying out of trouble part! While there have been times that I know that others only wanted what was best for me (my parents), there have also been times that I’ve put myself in wrong situations to please other people (those who I thought were friends). In all situations, whether good or bad, there were alway very valuable lessons learned. Most importantly, I know that I am exactly where I’m supposed to be at this point in my life.


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