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

I'm a person who has experienced high highs and low lows which have helped me relate to lots of people. I have overcome a lot of challenges and now live my life to help others do the same. As a life coach, author, and college professor of a life skills course that I was asked to create, I spend every day living life, observing life, and teaching life and how to live your best one.
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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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