• Lindsey Politte

Change in direction

Growing up I always had a plan for my life. I would attend nursing school and become a nurse. Be married at 25 and kids by 30. But boy have things changed.

I always thought that life needed to be planned out and that everything had a specific timeline and that's not the case. Some people graduate college right away, some people take time off and graduate later, and some don't even go. Some people date for a weeks and end up engaged and married while some just date for years. There are people that get married at a young age and last forever, while some end up divorced. Some couples have children while other do not.

As I said before, I had my entire life planned out before I even graduated high school. I was going to complete my gen ed courses within 2 years, complete my BSN in 2 years and have my career out of the way before 25. I would find "the one" get married and start a family and have this all complete by 30. Here I am turning 27 and just graduated with my associates. I started off at a community college right after high school where I struggled big time. I never completed an actual degree when I decided to start an accelerated BSN program. It wasn't until I was halfway through the program that I decided nursing wasn't for me. My heart just wasn't in it like I thought. I started working at a Real Estate company until I could decide what I wanted to do. That's when I came across my job with FlightSafety. Never in a million years did I think that I would work in the aviation industry, but here I am. I started when I was 23 and fell in love with it. I met so many amazing people and that's when my life really started to change.

Not too long after starting my job I left the guy that I had started to build a life with. I realized that I wasn't happy and that I spent more time trying to make it work than I should have been. I got an apartment and started to build a new life. Over the last few years I have found that I am most happy when I am focusing on my fitness and nutrition. Which led me to start my journey to become a personal trainer. My heart is happiest when I am helping others so why not combine my love for healthy living and helping people. I will be able to continue working in the aviation industry and work part time as a trainer. It's a win-win.

People continue to ask me if I plan to get married and if I want kids and honestly at this point in time, I really don't know. What I do know though is that I am truly happy with how my life is. And as we all know, things can change drastically in little to no time (covid-19). I am going to continue tackling each goal and taking life as it is thrown at me. No more time lines and no regrets. I have finally learned and accepted that we are all on different journeys. It's okay that life doesn't always go as "planned" It is okay to change direction. It is okay to change direction again and again. The important thing is to be sure you're happy.

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