Monday, July 11, 2011


At 18 I graduated high school and entered college as a sophomore.
At 21 I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and started my first sales job.
At 22 I received my first professional promotion.
At 23 I was engaged and purchased my first home.
At 24 I received my Masters in Business Administration and was married.
At 25 I purchased my second home.
At 26 I became a sales manager responsible for the development of various sales peoples careers and an annual business plan that meant hundreds of millions of dollars of revenue.
At 27 I thought I had the most perfect, well established life.
At 28 I discovered my husband had an affair and we divorced.
At 29 I moved back to my home area while simultaneously advancing my career and purchased my 3rd and likely forever home.

Do you see why at 30 I wonder if I have anything left to do in life?

Or is this it?

Have I achieved all that I have to achieve? Am I on the downward slope?

I'm not complaining. I've had a pretty cool life and with that some pretty crappy happenings. But that is what makes it life. Not a fairy tale.

But tonight I wonder what is next?


  1. Nope, you haven't peaked. You are just on the next wave. I can see how you could see it that way, absolutely, but I think you are just in an 'ebb' that will soon transition to the next stage for you.

  2. If you feel like you have nothing left to do in life, you aren't thinking hard enough. Start your own business, meet the love of your life, travel around the world, run a marathon... there are sooo many possibilities. You're lucky enough to have gotten some huge accomplishments out of the way at a very young age, which only means you have that much more time to do other awesome stuff, it doesn't mean you are done, not even close.

  3. the thing you "did" at age 28 doesn't really seem to fit with the title of the post.

  4. I think what's next is a time of contentment and new beginnings. Putting the ups and downs of your 20s behind you and finding what is next for you :)