I’m a struggling NYC-based writer that hopes one day to be a non-struggling NYC-based writer.
Like everyone else in the world I had a plan:
1973 – Get born (check)
1987 – Get into prestigious high school (check)
1990 – Get into Ivy League (check)
1996 – Get into First Tier Law School (check)
1999 – Join white shoe law firm (check)
(I started to get off schedule when I left the firm after two months)
2000 – Marry high school girlfriend (thankfully, no)
2002 – Get rich young (not so much)
2004 – Have first child (nope – not that I know of)
2007 – Make partner (have to be in a firm for that)
2008 – Have third child (mathematically impossible)
2073 – Die a happy old man on some sunny beach (on schedule!)
Life never does work out the way you expect it to, does it? Right before the turn of the century, some things happened to make me re-adjust my plan.
But it’s ok, there’s a divinity that shapes our ends, Rough-hew them how we will. (V.II.)
I’m old enough to know that, after everything that gets me off my schedule, there’s a “thank god I didn’t…” moment when I realize that I’m on a better one. Somehow, this blog became a summary of my, admittedly strange, dating life.
But somehow, on the way to meeting Ms. Right (whom I did) I ended up somehow becoming a better person. And it continues to be a work in progress.
So, here’s to rough-hewing it then.
(Also, here are another seven if you’re really bored)