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?