When I was a kid… I thought about how I wanted my life to be when I grew up. I had a lot of ideas about how I was not going to live like I did when I was a kid. I knew that when I had kids they would never have to worry about where their next meals were going to come from. They were never going to know what it was like to sleep in a house with no lights or water… They were never going to have to sleep in an abandoned home. They would always have what they needed. I have a formula for almost everything. Like Christmas is coming up and we do 3 toys, 2 outfits, 1 pj and a book. That is what we do. Then they’ll get some things like bath sets or some small toy from Santa. They work for the things that they want. Like we’re going to go to the arcade soon because they all got really good grades on their report cards. They were not a problem in class and they didn’t speak out. My daughter does chores every day and she gets to use that money to buy things she wants. It teaches her to save her money for something that she wants. And I don’t give a hefty allowance either.
However, many people have this elaborate idea of who they’re going to be. I know I did at one point in time. I thought I would be famous and make lots of money. Yeah Right! Life does not work out that way. I am as much of a nobody today as I was when I was 5 years old. And I understand that. I know where I am in life and I don’t let the idea of what I wanted to be affect me in any way. However, that is not always the case for everyone. There are a lot of people who cannot let go of what they think they should be. How their life should be. They’re holding on to these unattainable dreams and it messes with their heads. What screws us up the most in life, is the image of how our life is supposed to be.