On success and the path to it

Ain’t that the truth.

I always knew (or thought I knew) I’d get married and have children. I mean, except for that stint of time I “knew” I didn’t want to have children at all. I just always kind of thought it would be easier to get here.

I blame Hollywood, really. And Disney. As long as I can remember I’ve been bombarded by stories of Prince Charming and Happily Ever After. This isn’t to start a rant on how unrealistic Hollywood and Disney are (or how damaging they can be to girls looking for The One), I’m just sayin’.

Anyway. It’s been a hell of a trip. Heartbreak after heartache and failed relationship after failed relationship after failed relationship. And with each new relationship, I’d invariably throw myself into head first, because, well, I feel with all I’ve got. I don’t tend to half ass things when it comes to matters of the heart. I was always scared, but I always did it anyway. Long story short, it took a long time to get here. It’s been, to put it simply, a rough fucking road to get to this point in my life where I feel like it’s all how it should be.

And that, I think, is how it should be. Something about not being able to appreciate the good without experiencing the bad. Gotta get through the rain to get to the rainbow. Blah blah blah.

The Good Life post found via Jenny Blake‘s shared Google Reader items

One thought on “On success and the path to it

  1. It’s dumb, isn’t it, that we’ve got to through so much bullshit to get to the really good stuff. I wish the good stuff just started right from the beginning, but then we wouldn’t have any good stories so I guess it’s worth it.

    And I’m glad you’re feeling that things are as they should be – it’s a really, really great feeling.

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