I don't usually get too personal on here, but I saw this idea on a blog and I read and some of the responses just tugged at my heart-strings. Feel free to join if you'd like - I'd love to hear from you. So 10-20 years ago when you looked into your future, did you see the life you're leading now? Has it taken you above and beyond or been a huge surprise? I'll say 10 years ago, since I'm only 23, I'm mildly where I thought I'd be. I always wanted to stay on a farm, and I'm living on the farm I grew up on. My home isn't as large as I pictured, and I didn't see myself doing photography, either. I saw myself working with children, probably being a pediatrician. I loved children and couldn't wait to get married and have a couple (when I got older, of course). I wanted to be in or out of college, full of knowledge and making good money. I am 23. My sister got pregnant at 17 and my parents (at the ages of 46 and 66) adopted the baby so I quickly learned (being around one all day) that I no longer was a fan of children. I never went to college, as the older I got, the more I realized farm life didn't include much college. I don't have some fancy job, as I do photography and work in construction. I met my lovely boyfriend online (never saw that) and fell madly in love. We both live together and everyday is like a slumber party - living with my best friend. My father died last year and though I've known for a long time it would happen, it has changed so much on the farm and inside myself. This is the first year with no garden, though I plan on changing that next year and growing our own fruits and vegetables again, as well as learning how to can. I know I have a lot of time ahead of me, but while I'm not where I thought I'd be, I'm content being here and cannot wait to see where life takes me.