Wednesday 20 January 2016

#Random Thoughts: Settling Down

"Like I do believe in marriage. I believe in falling in love with someone who makes you feel like the luckiest person alive, in making a commitment to that person in front of the world world, and going on this mad, crazy journey called life together. And I can't think of anything I want more than to be married to someone for fifty years who loves me for who I am, warts and all, and for me to feel exactly the same about them." - Tess Connelly, Don't You Forget About Me

Somehow, in all the madness that is work, I'd managed to squeeze some reading time into my commute and just before bed to finish a chick lit.

The book's about second chances, and it made me reflect about 2015 and the future. Ask me a year ago, two years ago, even three years ago, and I would have been so sure of what I wanted to do with my life; I wanted to fall in love, get married and maybe have my first kid, all before I hit 30.

But looking at my best friend set out on her epic travel journey, it made me wonder, what do I really want to do with my life? Friends around us are either getting married, or breaking up. Some of their relationships had been 8/9 years long! Are we stepping into the stage where it's a make or break? Have I been so hurt that I have doubts if settling down is what I want to do? What is it I want to do with my life then?

If 2015 had been a year of wound licking, then 2016 would be a year of soul searching. I hope when I look back again on 2016 in 2017, I would have had a clearer direction of this crazy journey.


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