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post #21 of 27
Yes and no, the college bit turned out for me. I wanted to do Montessori Teaching but long story I didnt have parential financial backing for that one because my father was convinced one couldnt earn a living from it,

My second interest was Politics and I got a college place for an Economics and Pollitics degree did it and loved that part of my life. I got quite a bit of travelling under my belt too. Then I met James and fell like a ton of lead for him. Was happy to marry and settle down the travelling still continued with his job so that was a bonus.

However we planned 4 children, in the end I have two living and they are a huge gift.

Being divorced was so not part of my life plan, I was open to anything absolutely anything but that.

So thats me since Secondary School

Anne
post #22 of 27
This is a very interesting thread. I graduated in 1991, wow has it been 15 years already? When I graduated I was going to college to be a teacher, going to marry my BF, have a couple of kids and live happily ever after. Well, I quit college after the 1st semester and broke up with my BF. Fast forward to March of 1993, my BF and I got back together and I reapplied to school. 1997 I graduated with a BA in History, married my DH, went on to have 3 kids and become a SAHM. So I really kind of ended up the way I had hoped. I never got my teaching certificate though. I had always wanted to stay home with my kids and DH agreed (both our moms were home with us until we were older) so I'm basicly living my dream and am very lucky:D
post #23 of 27
Wow, great thread.

I graduated 13 years ago in 1993. I was engaged to be married and did so a month after graduation. My plan was to work until we had children, get them all in school and possibly go back for a degree. We never had children until we got foster children, then he decided he was gay and left me with four foster children. One child went back to his family, the remaining three, I adopted on my own without a husband...raised them as a single mom working in a daycare center for two years until I married current dh. Met him online...something totally taboo in our little one-horse town! LOL However, he just lived 12 miles from me, so I figured if he were a criminal, I'd have seen him on TV by then. Then I became pregnant with Abby (something I was told would never happen :D ). Things are totally different than I figured except for having a husband and kids...and I only planned on a couple of kids and this wasn't the husband I was planning on either (but much better!)! I'm with someone different than planned with more kids than planned living closer to "home" than planned (less than a mile from where I grew up) with less money than planned...and my Dad is gone...something I never dreamed of.
But I'm happy...life is good. Even with the curve balls that have been thrown my way, I KNOW that God has blessed my broken road!!
post #24 of 27

1989 I had my life all planned out.  Ha.  I thought I'd be traveling the world using my international marketing degree.  I did still got my degree.  I'm a sahm who volunteers a good bit and runs kids all over town.  Never thought I'd be living in Chicago, but here we are.  It's not 'home' but it's a great place to live!

 

Are you where you thought you'd be?

post #25 of 27

I was going to get my degree and teach special education.  I had dreamed about teaching since I was a little girl.  It just is who I am.  Instead I am working as an office manager for a jerk that never quite knows if he is going to be able to pay me.  I AM still determined to be that teacher, though.  Just not sure on the when or how parts!

 

I also dreamed and always knew I would be a mama....no, make that a MOMMY...because I was NOT going to be called Mama.  LOL  I never imagined having SIX kids, but I can't imagine not having them either.  And two call me "Momma".  One calls me "Mom".   And the other three call me "Mama"!  LOL  NO Mommy at all!!  Darn this southern living!!  ROTF.gif

 

Obviously I never ever thought I would end up divorced and raising my kids on my own.  It sucks.  But I am holding on to the fact that the goals that I had at high school graduation..the ones I still think about today...well, they ARE still reachable.  And I am going to reach them one day!

post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by Susannah View Post

1989 I had my life all planned out.  Ha.  I thought I'd be traveling the world using my international marketing degree.  I did still got my degree.  I'm a sahm who volunteers a good bit and runs kids all over town.  Never thought I'd be living in Chicago, but here we are.  It's not 'home' but it's a great place to live!

 



Sounds like what I posted!  My response is on page 2.

post #27 of 27

I don't think I really "knew" what I wanted to do when I graduated HS.  I went to a community college for 1 year and didn't do too well, school never really was my strong thing.  I took a couple classes at the tech college for computer graphics, but I couldn't draw to save my life, and it was a requirement to take a drawing class.  I could tell the teacher felt bad for me, I did the best I could, but I think I failed or dropped out of that class, which then ended my trying for that degree. 

 

I have worked in a few different fields, did administrative type work for several years and then had a part time job at an optical store and was talked into going full time.  So I ended up working in the optical field for 12 years.  Now I am looking to get back into administrative work, but I'm finding it hard since I have so much retail experience now.  Even thought my last role in optical was administrative, I think people see optical and think it's too retail. 

 

I always knew I wanted to be a mom though, so at least I did do that.

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