I spent a lovely long weekend in Brighton a few days ago , hanging out with some friends and generally relaxing and having a break from work, although I did get roped into quickly fixing a WordPress theme while I was there!
During one of our
deep and meaningful completely random conversations, one of my friends said that she felt like she didn’t like the predictability of how life’s traditionally laid out. You finish education, get a job, get married, have kids and get divorced and die alone live happily ever after…or something like that.
I can’t remember what I said in response at the time but it seemed like a strange analysis to me, but maybe that’s because I’ve never really been the most traditional type of person and neither is my family, so I’ve never really thought of life as a template that we’re all meant to follow.
Maybe I have an overly simplified vision to life, but surely if you don’t feel like marriage is for you then don’t get married. Think that kids would ruin your life as well as your bank balance? Don’t have them! Admittedly not all things are so black and white as those. Surviving without a job would be a challenge, but you can try to make sure that you get a job that doesn’t really feel like work which is almost like not having one!
For me, life is definitely not a template, and it won’t be for you either, unless you choose to make it so! For those that do – why? To me that seems like a very limited life. Life can be much broader and that’s a thought that has already been shared by a man who you might of heard of!