Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Do you wonder . . .


Do you wonder what it would be like to live somewhere completely opposite of where you do now?
I always do. I live in the suburbs. The closet beach resort is 3 hours away. The closest "country" get away is about 2 hours. The city on the other hand is 20 minutes. I was flipping through the TV channels today at work (I'm a nanny, I get to do this when O naps) & came across a channel called WealthTV. They were featuring islands in Bahamas & I fell in love. I was thinking, wow, I could live there and be so content, living on island time. When I'm at the beach, I NEVER want to come home! I'm not sure what it is, but I'm happiest there.
 (both images from weheartit.com)

Or what about in the open country where you can walk on without having to worry about cars passing by quickly or where your closest neighbor is a mile or two away. You have your own place to escape all the time. Life is simple.
 
 (both images from weheartit.com)
I know places likes this exist. They have to. I would just like to experience living somewhere, even for a day, other then HERE, where I live now.


Do you ever wonder what it would be like to have your divorced parents be together?
My parents divorced when I was 13 years old. I believe I took it better then most kids that age do. I knew I didn't want my parents to fight anymore; that they both deserved to be happy. But I was find myself wondering, WHAT IF? What if they were still married? What would life be like? I have a feeling that if they were still married, I wouldn't have experienced half the things I did. Most of my friends parents are divorced as well. It makes me so sad sometimes though, especially on holidays and birthdays. I feel like I'm always having to chose which place to go. I wonder where we would live, how I would look at relationships, how my trust in people would be different. I have a wonderful relationship with my mom and dad. They may have divorced each other, but didn't divorce my brother and I. They still stayed the parents they knew they had to be. I do admire how they handled the divorce because things could have been much worse. I just think of the song "The House That Built Me" because I moved away from that house after my parents divorced. I just sometimes wish my parents were together. But one great thing came from their divorce; my little half-brother B. He's 7 now (from my dad and step-mom) and he wouldn't be here if my parents stayed together.

 
(google images and wehearit.com)

I just have to remember I'll always have the memories of my family together. Change doesn't have to be bad or negative. Great things have come from this  and will continue to and I know my parents are now happier.


I wonder about so many things:
- What would it be like if I had went away to school instead of staying home?

- How would things have turned out had I went to my home high school instead of a technical school in which you have to apply to?

- I wonder how life would be if M and I had never met. I'm so glad he's in my life but what if we never crossed paths? What would we both being doing now?


What do YOU wonder about?
 

21 comments:

Kelsey Claire @Lavender, Leopard, and Lace said...

What a thought provoking post. I wonder about alot of things myself. We are blessed though!

V said...

That's so crazy Brittany! I was just reading your blog, while you were commenting on mine. and this is sucha beautiful post, I've always wondered what it would be like to live on a beach... in my one bathing suit that I own. LOL. <3

Kelly Marie said...

I completely agree with Kelsey, definitely a thought provoking post. You could live somewhere totally different, move to Houston!! :)

Aimee said...

This is a great post. I really like your thoughts on your divorced parents. I like how you see the positive out of it and I can tell that you were probably a verys sweet and mature 13 year old since you said you didnt want your parents fighting anymore.

I often wonder about what it would have been like if I grew up rich and didnt have to struggle to put myself through school

I wonder about how i would have turned out if my parents didnt have the tumultuous relationship. They divorced then remarried then separated and got back together more times than I can count.

Finally I wonder about how different my life would have been if I chose to go to a different college.

:)

Brittany said...

I wonder about things like that all the time...like what if we would have moved in to an apt first instead of a house, or what if I would not have switched my major, or what if I took the internship in NYC right after hs...where would I be now??

lauren nicole said...

my favorite thing to wonder is what are people in other cities/states/countries doing right this very moment?

are they wondering the same thing, too?

a life of color said...

Wonderful post!

I wonder so many things all the time. It's crazy how the smallest decisions can shape out lives!

suki said...

It's interesting how everything would be so different had you not met a single person or perhaps attended a single event... :)

Adrienne Gomer said...

my husband and i met because i opened an IM from a stranger (him). I always wonder what would have happened if I would have hit "deny" instead of "accept".

Rasha said...

Good post. I think everyone wonders about somethin...

SurferWife said...

Can you believe I have never been to the Bahamas? I need to get there stat.

I always think that things happen for a reason. So while I think about that kind of stuff I always know I am the best person I can be from my experiences.

Aly @ Analyze This said...

Great post, girl!! Your questions have be wondering about things now!

And if you ever live in the Bahama's...please let me come visit!

Have a sweet day!

Amber said...

I wonder about so many things. What if I had went to a large university instead of a small. What if I had gone to DC for graduate school instead of starting work immediately. But - you make your decision and you move on. I truly believe I am living the life I'm supposed to live with the man I am supposed to love. :)

Jenn @ WestSacHoney said...

I am such a daydreamer and wonder about things all the time. Dustin and I would have and should have crossed paths years before we met but we never did. We both had other boyfriends/girlfriends and I think well if we met then maybe we wouldn't have been together now because we met when we were single instead of with someone.

Whitney said...

I wonder about all those same things too! I wonder what it would be like to live in another place. I wonder what it would be like if I had went to the big university and joined a sorority (the school where my boyfriend goes), instead of staying home and going to a private college. If I had went to the university, chances are we would have met. We probably wouldn't be dating now though, since back then he was a total different person.

P said...

I wonder about what would have happened if I hadn't randomly found a job eight years ago (pretty much to the day) working for directory enquiries (I think you call it "Information" in the States. As a result of that job, I met my first proper boyfriend and a girl who became my first flatmate. Things may have ended with the man, but he then (after I did tons of other jobs) got me the job in my current company and so many interesting things have happened since then that I can't imagine what my life would be like otherwise....

Brittany Nolan said...

Ahhhh now I REALLY want to go to the Bahamas!!!! :)))
How 'bout the Brittany's take a trip there?!! :)

Heather said...

Great post...I do a lot of wondering too...things could be so different than what they are.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I do a lot of wondering too. I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one.

Ali said...

love this post too. I like to believe that everything happens for a reason...the only hard part about that is that the reason often isn't revealed until years later!

Ali said...

love this post too. I like to believe that everything happens for a reason...the only hard part about that is that the reason often isn't revealed until years later!