You can’t plan life…it just happens.
I’ve always been about the plans…doing research, preparing, knowing the ins and outs before making a decision.
Planning out my life path.
But some of my major life changes …my best and most precious moments…have been surprises.
The first: University of Toronto
I failed two attempts to apply to University of Toronto- in my eyes the holy grail of education.
In my last stitch effort to get a higher education, I applied one last time to a different field with little faith.
In the midst of sun bathed- windows down- kind of summer…I got the letter.
It was bigger than all the others. I knew right away.
I was accepted to University of Toronto …in Mississauga.
Umm where’s Mississauga?
This acceptance letter brought me down a path I didn’t expect.
To a educational field i didn’t plan and to a place i’d soon call home.
The Second: Life Partner
During the summer months waiting for my acceptance letter…I met my life partner.
Of course I didn’t know it then though.
I thought it was just a fevered summer affair.
He was even warned “she doesn’t do the boyfriend thing.”
Well he proved them wrong.
He definitely took me by surprise.
The Third: Buying a House
Me and my man had just started to have conversations about saving up for a house.
When we received a phone call. Our landlord was selling the apartment and bringing someone by to look at the place.
Noooo! We didn’t want to move.
After an astonished discussion…do we move on this opportunity? Do we put up an offer?
we did- and we got it.
WE’RE HOME OWNERS!
My next big surprise is probably what it actually means to be home owners! EEK!
It’s beautiful where life can take you.
This isn’t what I planned out…where I thought I would be in life.
But life is full of beautiful surprises!