This Isn’t the Life I Was Supposed to Have

I posted this on Facebook yesterday, and I thought it was worth adding to my blog.

I noticed in my timeline today that a lot of people are disappointed with where they are in life or how things have turned out for them. I just want to encourage you and myself at the same time and let you know that almost EVERYTHING in my life is different than I expected or wanted. I never wanted to be a teen mom. Didn’t want to go to college close to home… Wanted to move far away. Never wanted to be a single mom. Never wanted to be divorced. Didn’t want to be single at 35. Wanted more kids for my son to grow up with. Wanted a child by sometime I actually know and loved….preferably a husband. Never thought I’d be a grandmother at 34. Thought I’d have a perfect relationship with my son. Never thought I would have so little support and have to raise my son alone. But that’s my life. And yours is yours. I’ve made the best of it and you can too. God’s plans aren’t always understood, but I still trust that He knows best and one day it’ll all make sense. In the meantime, I’ll keep telling everyone how imperfect I am and how I don’t have the life I would have chosen. But I will treasure the life I have. #sowhat

Summer Owens, signature S.O. What! t-shirt

Summer Owens, signature S.O. What! t-shirt


About Summer Owens

When I started writing my first book, Life After Birth: A Memoir of Survival and Success as a Teenage Mother, I just wanted to tell my story. Today, I am a best-selling author, inspirational speaker, life coach, and college professor with own course that I created. Everything I do about helping people have success over obstacles and live their best lives no matter what. This blog is dedicated to sharing and expounding upon the lessons I learned and share in my book and that we all can use to say, "S.O. What!" to all the challenges life will throw our way...every day.
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One Response to This Isn’t the Life I Was Supposed to Have

  1. Tara Jackson says:

    Wonderful! Your faith in HIS sovereignty and love along with Achiever and Restorative strengths (StrengthsFinder 2.0) will keep you on the path of personal mastery. I appreciate the honesty, vulnerability, and the inspiring strength of these posts. Blessings to you and yours.

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