This is my response to prompt #14: What did you think you’d be when you grew up

me in November of this year right before the Taylor Swift dance party in town

When I imagined my happily ever after-
it never looked like my current reality
a mother of 3 with 2 jobs, on the brink of divorce,
with 5 mental health diagnosis
and yet, I stand here with contentment in my heart
and appreciation for the life I’m living
I may not have grown up to live the life I envisioned
but I’m still proud of who I’ve become

2 thoughts on “December Poetry Challenge: My Grown Up Reality

  1. It’s my understanding that to be happy and contented one must master one’s own self. That seems an ongoing, never ending endeavor. I know it is for me… Good luck; you seem to be well on your way…; -)

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