The mountain we cilmb 🏔

When my mom and dad were dating, my mom gave my dad an ultimatum. He needed to propose to her by a set date, or they were done.

Naturally, my father waited to that exact date to propose—got on one knee while they were watching a football game in the living room. 

I grew up feeling this pressure and purpose to find that special someone, settle down and start a family.

I know many others my age are just starting to hit those big milestones:

  • Buy a home
  • Get engaged
  • Get a dog
  • Get married
  • Have a baby

Am I an anomaly for not wanting all of that?

No, I like to think I'm trekking through the mountain less climbed.

That's not to say I'm stereotyping or putting down anyone who aims for those milestones in life — I have so much respect for every person who is following the path they want in life. 

Marriage is a sign of unconditional love, commitment, and public devotion. But I don't need marriage, in particular, to know I feel unconditional love, commitment, and devotion to Gary.

I honestly believe we are all climbing different mountains—we all have a different view we want at the top, my view isn't the same as yours, and that's a beautiful thing. 

My checkpoints I'm climbing towards right now are:

  • Save money to travel more
  • Spend more time with family and friends
  • Learn a new language
  • Speak at another conference

When I look down on the life I've climbed, this is the view I want to see.

It's not a path, but more of a mountain, a foundation of your future.

What kind of future are you working towards? What do you want the view to be at the top?

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