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Life without Goalposts
A study of life's surprising  journey

Why I Created This Site

I created this site because I have my whole life expecting to have certain experiences. As a little girl, I would play dress up for hours, as a bride, a doctor, an astronaut, a mother. I would spend days designing what my future house would be like. I played MASH all the time. For those of you that don't know MASH is a future predicting game. You write options for different categories of your future life. Where you'll live (Mansion, Apartment, Shack, House) is a mandatory category. After that, you can add whatever you like jobs, kids, spouses, pets or cars. You find your magic number and use to cross things out until you only had one thing in each category. Then you knew your whole life.

It's not surprising that all my childhood dreams didn't come true. As it turns out being president while living in a mansion at Disney World with my husband Jonathan Tyler Thomas is a very difficult combination to get. So difficult in fact, that it has yet to be achieved by anyone. So maybe there's still hope.

What did surprise me is that I have not yet to a achieve any of things that one might traditionally associate with success. I have no house, no spouse, no kids, and nothing that anyone would call a career.

    The thing is I've had a full life. I have people who love me, projects I enjoy, and experiences I wouldn't trade for the world. I found being on this less than traditional path frightening, even more so the amount of uncertainty in my future. But what does this have to do with writing a blog?

I started this blog for two reasons:

The first reason is starting now I am no longer measuring my success by reaching these goalposts. I will be successful by finding things I can do for other immediately around and follow where those steps lead.

The second reason is I found this path very isolating. It's hard to talk to people about the things you don't have. It's awkward and frequently not very helpful. So if you related to this in any way and feel alone. You're not. I hope writing this will help in some small way. 

Every is a blank slate, preferably a teal one. 
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