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Home


Whether you own or not, what are the three things you want in your dream home:


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Posted on October 4, 2012 at 6:50 am
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At what age did you think you would get married: Well I always wanted to get married at 18 ...I never really thought of when I actually was. Lol


Reality: 21 years old.


How long did you imagine yourself being engaged: 12 months or so.


Reality: 9 months!


Is your husband anything that you thought he'd be: Yes, everything that I thought and more! ;)


Career


What did you imagine yourself doing (or go to college for): Opening my own day care.


Reality: Working at my parents business. (I love it)


Do you see yourself staying in that role/field/career direction: I don't know, but maybe.


Home


Whether you own or not, what are the three things you want in your dream home: Big kitchen, front and back porch(or wrap around porch), 2 story.


If you own, Reality: Don't own yet! So it mightttt come true still ;)

Posted on October 4, 2012 at 6:55 am
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At what age did you think you would get married: 25


Reality: 29


How long did you imagine yourself being engaged: 6 months


Reality: 9 months (not bad at all)


Is your husband anything that you thought he'd be: MORE THAN I THOUGHT!


 


Career


What did you imagine yourself doing (or go to college for): Marketing/Advertising


Reality: Project Engineer at a Landscape Company


Do you see yourself staying in that role/field/career direction: nop, I am already looking for other alternatives.


 


Home


Whether you own or not, what are the three things you want in your dream home: A big yard, big kitchen and a red front door!


If you own, Reality: don't own yet.


 

Posted on October 4, 2012 at 7:00 am
pickaroe
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At what age did you think you would get married: 25, I thought I'd have at least one kid before 30.


Reality: I did get married at 26 but it was not the right marriage and a bad environment for kids! So now I'm 29 and getting married a second time! Hopefully I'll have two kids between 32 - 35. 


How long did you imagine yourself being engaged: 6 - 9 months MAX!


Reality: ~ 16 months from when we decided to get married and booked our venue, 10 months from when announced our engagement to people other than our family and closest friends


Is your husband anything that you thought he'd be: Well I thought I'd marry a cowboy!! He is very midwest, so very sweet, and "a man of few words" but he's also a super geeky, sometimes annoyingly entitled, and yet athletic engineer... and better than any man I could have dreamt up for myself.


 


Career


What did you imagine yourself doing (or go to college for): I thought I'd be a vet, then a nurse... but realized that I hate reading about boring stuff like history and writing meaningless papers and thats required for general ed. Can't you just skip to the fun stuff?


Reality: I'm an Executive Assistant for high tech companies... I prefer startups, transportation, and green tech.


Do you see yourself staying in that role/field/career direction: I LOVE MY JOB. I will probably continue to move around companies every 3 - 4 years though because I like startups and those get too big, fail, or stagnant.


 


Home


Whether you own or not, what are the three things you want in your dream home: Two car garage for FI (that's not easy where we live!), deep soaking tub, big windows facing the backyard.


If you own, Reality: don't own yet :(

Posted on October 4, 2012 at 7:06 am
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At what age did you think you would get married: You know, I don't think I ever really had an idea of this growing up. 


Reality: 26


How long did you imagine yourself being engaged: a year


Reality: 18 Months


Is your husband anything that you thought he'd be: He is so much more than I ever thought I would find in a partner!


 


Career


What did you imagine yourself doing (or go to college for): I was a theater major, I always dreamed of broadway!


Reality: I am housewifing it up in Ohio....definitely not what I bargained for.


Do you see yourself staying in that role/field/career direction: I truly have no idea what I want to do. I left an awful job about a year ago, and currently I sell Arbonne, which is great because I can make a little fun money and not go totally crazy at home haha


 


Home


Whether you own or not, what are the three things you want in your dream home: Big yard, huge porch, big kitchen


If you own, Reality: We own a condo, so it is definitely not our dream. But I will say, I love it for right now. We have 2 bedrooms and 2.5 bath. The kitchen is tiny, but I do have a really nice size dining room, and the bedrooms-with a walk in closet for ours- are a great size!

Posted on October 4, 2012 at 7:16 am
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At what age did you think you would get married:


Reality:


How long did you imagine yourself being engaged: 27


Reality: 26


Is your husband anything that you thought he'd be: Yup, he's more than I thought he'd be!


 


Career


What did you imagine yourself doing (or go to college for): Graduated in Mass Communications


Reality: I'm a Communications Manager =D


Do you see yourself staying in that role/field/career direction: love the roel/field but I need a different industry. I work in HVAC, plumbing and heating...boring!


 


Home


Whether you own or not, what are the three things you want in your dream home: giant walk in closet just for me! 


If you own, Reality: Teenie tiny closets and what do you know, DH occupies the bedroom closet. Not sure how that worked out!


 

Posted on October 4, 2012 at 7:27 am
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At what age did you think you would get married: 25


Reality: 24


How long did you imagine yourself being engaged: I never really thought about been engaged as a matter of fact, lol. But I guess that if I had give it a thought, I would have say 12 months.


Reality: 5 years!!!


Is your husband anything that you thought he'd be: When I was younger, I  wasn't the typical popular girl and I was pretty shy. So, I thought I would end up with an intellectual, shy and a bit nerdy type of guy. FI is the total opposite!! He wasn't the relationship kind of guy before we met, date a lot of girls, not nerdy at all, he is sportive and very athletic! I love him soooo much...he's perfect for me!


 


Career


What did you imagine yourself doing (or go to college for): At first I though about being a teacher (during primary school), then psychologist (highschool) & finally medicine (college).


Reality: I'm finishing my Ph.D in neuropsychology. A mix of my highschool and college dream, hehe!


Do you see yourself staying in that role/field/career direction: Sure! After spending 8 years in university, I hope it will last, ahah! And I love being a child neuropsychologist.  Moreover, with my university degree, I'll be able to teach if I want to some day. Best of these three worlds!


 


Home


Whether you own or not, what are the three things you want in your dream home: Big kitchen (open area with cute cabs!), a porch, a big stair to go on the second floor with this amazing luminaire at the top of it.


If you own, Reality: We owned :). Actually, we got a brand new cottage 2 years ago so we made a lot of choices about how we wanted things to be. But, it was our first home and we were both student at the time so it's pretty simplistic. We love it even though it's not exactly this big dream house. So no big open kitchen, nor porch (not really common here in Qc), but we do have a stair with a beautiful luminaire in it :)! We're planning on moving and bulding a new house again in 5 years or so, and THEN, we will make sure to have our dream house!

Posted on October 4, 2012 at 7:29 am
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At what age did you think you would get married: 24/25


Reality: 29


How long did you imagine yourself being engaged: 2 years


Reality: 4 years


Is your husband anything that you thought he'd be: He's exactly who I'd thought he'd be and then some!


 


Career


What did you imagine yourself doing (or go to college for): Actress, Teacher, or day care owner/manager


Reality: MS Associate at commercial real estate web site


Do you see yourself staying in that role/field/career direction: No - I'm thinking about going back to school and I'll be in this role until we move out of the Bay Area.


 


Home


Whether you own or not, what are the three things you want in your dream home: Big kitchen with an island or breakfast bar, a wrap-around porch, huge yard for kids to play in and/or big rooms for entertiaining and family time


If you own, Reality: We rent for now unitl we move out of the Bay Area to buy - so for now we are in a 1 bedroom unit in a triplex, with a 1 car garage, w/d, and tiny backyard. LOL

Posted on October 4, 2012 at 7:35 am
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At what age did you think you would get married: 25


Reality: 23 the first time around and I never wanted to do it again and 38 this time!


How long did you imagine yourself being engaged:1 year


Reality: 1 year


Is your husband anything that you thought he'd be: He is everything I thought he would be and more! I couldn't have prayed for, dreamed up or wished for someone so suited for me! I find a new reason to love him every day!


 


Career


What did you imagine yourself doing (or go to college for): Professional Dancer with Alvin Ailey Company


Reality: Administrative Assistant


Do you see yourself staying in that role/field/career direction: No I don't. I have grown bored and weary of the office politics and I want to do something totally different!


 Home


Whether you own or not, what are the three things you want in your dream home: A jacuzzi room, a jacuzzi bath tub and a giant walk in closet that houses my shoes, clothing and has a seating area like Kimora's!


If you own, Reality: We do have a jacuzzi, but it is an older model and it doesn't heat up anymore. I want an upgraded version with a mini bar and flat screen on the wall! Just a regular tub. I want a jacuzzi tub so bad! My clothes are in three different closets throughout the house and so are my shoes.

Posted on October 4, 2012 at 7:37 am
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i like this one!!! it is SO funny how life turns out


Marriage


At what age did you think you would get married: 25-26


Reality: 24


How long did you imagine yourself being engaged: i figured id be engaged for a few years since thats what your "supposed to do"


Reality: 8 months!!


Is your husband anything that you thought he'd be: waaaay better!! i lucked out


 


Career


What did you imagine yourself doing (or go to college for): being a celeb. makeup artist/hair stylist, being a teacher, owning a business, etc!


Reality: i am a hair stylist, but my real job now is a stay at home mom


Do you see yourself staying in that role/field/career direction: no! once my next baby turns 1, i am going back to work full time. and im going to do something completely different! dont ask me what though.


 


Home


Whether you own or not, what are the three things you want in your dream home:


i have a simple list, that im sure we will get (we live in an apt now)
*window over the sink in the kitchen, with LOTS of counter space and an island
*a bay window somewhere
*a very large front yard


If you own, Reality:
dont own. but this place is deffinatly giving me good inspiration on realistic things id want in a home... like a washer and dryer :/

Posted on October 4, 2012 at 7:44 am
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At what age did you think you would get married: 23/24


Reality: ? 36 (unless we move the date again)


How long did you imagine yourself being engaged: 2yrs


Reality: 16+


Is your husband anything that you thought he'd be: Mostly. More romantic will really be nice!


 


Career


What did you imagine yourself doing (or go to college for): Accounting/Mother


Reality: Customer Service Rep


Do you see yourself staying in that role/field/career direction: NO! I want to stay at home with the kids or just find a positive work environment.


 


Home


Whether you own or not, what are the three things you want in your dream home:


A large kitchen, front porch and a nursery.


If you own, Reality: Well, we are renovating a 230yr+ log cabin home. I love the character and we are adding all the features we love. EXCEPT the nursery, I am not allowed more children!!! (we have 4).

Posted on October 4, 2012 at 7:50 am
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At what age did you think you would get married: 25


Reality: I will be 24 


How long did you imagine yourself being engaged: a couple years


Reality: a little over a year


Is your husband anything that you thought he'd be: Nope I thought I was going to have a bad husband glad it's the opposite! :)


 


Career


What did you imagine yourself doing (or go to college for): Dance Teacher


Reality: Still in school going to be a school teacher not dance


Do you see yourself staying in that role/field/career direction: I think I will it's along the lines of what I wanted to do.


 


Home


Whether you own or not, what are the three things you want in your dream home:


Giant tub to fit two :) 


Nice kitchen with plenty of storage and counter space


Large yard for our dogs to run


 

Posted on October 4, 2012 at 7:51 am
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At what age did you think you would get married: No idea. But probably mid to late 20's.


Reality: 25


How long did you imagine yourself being engaged: 1 year


Reality: 1 year ish


Is your husband anything that you thought he'd be: Totally! Loving and caring and funny!


Career


What did you imagine yourself doing (or go to college for): Something in the health field


Reality: Health Coordinator/Personal Trainer


Do you see yourself staying in that role/field/career direction: Not sure. I like it, but money wise, I don't see my salary going up much higher, and I'm the type of person that can be happy regardless, so I'm thinking about going back to school for HR stuff and trying to stay within my company just in HR!


Home


Whether you own or not, what are the three things you want in your dream home: Porch, walk-in closet, open concept


If you own, Reality: We don't own. We are moving to a 2/2 apartment in a few weeks and I can't wait!! AHHH! It's got huge closets, nice kitchen and living room, and big rooms!


Posted on October 4, 2012 at 8:39 am
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At what age did you think you would get married: 25 or so


Reality: 18


How long did you imagine yourself being engaged: 1 year


Reality: 1 year


Is your husband anything that you thought he'd be: He is perfect, so yes! =D I can't say I really imagined what my husband would be like before I met him. 


 


Career


What did you imagine yourself doing (or go to college for): Music


Reality: Sign Language Interpreting and Therapeutic Recreation


Do you see yourself staying in that role/field/career direction: Absolutely!


 


Home


Whether you own or not, what are the three things you want in your dream home:


- Natural wood floors


- A lot of land


- A fireplace as the focal point


If you own, Reality:


Don't own!

Posted on October 4, 2012 at 8:48 am
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At what age did you think you would get married: At least by 22


Reality: 37


How long did you imagine yourself being engaged: 12-18 months


Reality: 8 months


Is your husband anything that you thought he'd be: Yes he's everything I thought he would be and more.


 


Career


What did you imagine yourself doing (or go to college for): Being a heart surgeon


Reality: Phlebotomist/specimen processor


Do you see yourself staying in that role/field/career direction: I said no 15 years ago lol, but I still don't see myself staying in this too much longer


 


Home


Whether you own or not, what are the three things you want in your dream home: A big kitchen, a basement, a stand alone bath tub (I think thats what its called)


If you own, Reality:

Posted on October 4, 2012 at 2:39 pm
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At what age did you think you would get married: Somewhere between 20 and 25.


Reality: 21


How long did you imagine yourself being engaged: About a year.


Reality: Just under six months!


Is your husband anything that you thought he'd be: Yes, he is amazing! I always said I was going to marry a cowboy, though, which he is not! lol


 


Career


What did you imagine yourself doing (or go to college for): I wanted to be a vet or photographer.


Reality: I'm a teacher's aide.


Do you see yourself staying in that role/field/career direction: Nope. I plan on becoming a stay-at-home-mom, possibly doing some photography on the side. :)


 


Home


Whether you own or not, what are the three things you want in your dream home:


Log House!


Big porch


Bay window!


If you own, Reality:


Not yet! We're in an ancient trailer right now. :(

Posted on October 4, 2012 at 3:12 pm
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At what age did you think you would get married: mid-twenties


Reality: 30!


How long did you imagine yourself being engaged: about a year


Reality: 14 months


Is your husband anything that you thought he'd be: and beyond!


 Career


What did you imagine yourself doing (or go to college for):Teacher


Reality: I was a daycare teacher up until 2 1/2 months ago and became a stay at home mom :)


Do you see yourself staying in that role/field/career direction: I definitely want to stay at home as long as I can ;)


 Home


Whether you own or not, what are the three things you want in your dream home: walk-in closet, big backyard, pool


If you own, Reality: we JUST bought our first house a few weeks ago (yay!) and move in about a week from now... it has a walk-in closet (!) big backyard :) but no pool -maybe one day we'll put one in.

Posted on October 4, 2012 at 3:33 pm
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At what age did you think you would get married: Never

Reality: 21 & next year when I'm 37

How long did you imagine yourself being engaged: 18 months at most

Reality: 7 years!!
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Career
What did you imagine yourself doing (or go to college for): An office job - I love typing and organising!

Reality: I was a manager at a global insurance company

Do you see yourself staying in that role/field/career direction: Nope - I'm now a SAHM and will start my own business when the boys start school
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Home
Whether you own or not, what are the three things you want in your dream home: In Canada, brand new, 4 bedrooms

If you own, Reality: We are in Canada, the house is brand new, but 3 bedrooms (which will be 4 or 5 when we develop the basement)
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Posted on October 4, 2012 at 4:00 pm
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oh, how fun!


Marriage


At what age did you think you would get married: 22!


Reality: 28!


How long did you imagine yourself being engaged: um, I didn't think much of this, but I guess 1 year?


Reality: 2 years


Is your husband anything that you thought he'd be: yes!  he is everything that I ever wanted in a guy! 


 


Career


What did you imagine yourself doing (or go to college for): um, i majored in information systems and I thought I would become a project manager or business analyst


Reality: web developer / software engineer


Do you see yourself staying in that role/field/career direction: i love my job, but I'll probably would want to become a manager or take a leading role in my field


 


Home


Whether you own or not, what are the three things you want in your dream home: vanity, jacuzzi tub, and big kitchen island!


If you own, Reality: we have a big kitchen island!  we don't have a jacuzzi tub, but we have a big tub that fits 2 people, and unfortunately, no vanity... :/  but it's ok, it's not the end of the world for me!


 


 

Posted on October 4, 2012 at 5:12 pm
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At what age did you think you would get married:  Never


Reality:  34


How long did you imagine yourself being engaged:  Never


Reality:  Almost a year


Is your husband anything that you thought he'd be:  Nope, never thought I would find anyone that I wanted to marry.


 


Career


What did you imagine yourself doing (or go to college for):  I am a dual certified teacher in Special Education/General Education.


Reality:  I am currently an unemployed teacher.


Do you see yourself staying in that role/field/career direction:  I want to continue to be a teacher though I just don't know.  It is really hard to find a job right now.  


 


Home


Whether you own or not, what are the three things you want in your dream home:  I want lots of land (small enough to maintain though big enough to breathe),  I would love to have a basement rec room, and crown molding everywhere.


If you own, Reality:  We are currently renting, though hoping to buy soon.

Posted on October 4, 2012 at 5:20 pm
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At what age did you think you would get married: 26


Reality:33


How long did you imagine yourself being engaged: I guess a year


Reality: 18 months 


Is your husband anything that you thought he'd be: My future husband is not what I thought I wanted at 26. Thank God for growth because he is everything I need!


Career


What did you imagine yourself doing (or go to college for): I thought for sure I wanted to be a laywer


Reality: I'm a legal analyst/paralegal


Do you see yourself staying in that role/field/career direction: Yes. I enjoy it


Home


Whether you own or not, what are the three things you want in your dream home: 6 bedroom, grand home with a pool and wonderful layout and amazing master suite


If you own, Reality: I've been incredibly blessed and bought buy my 5 bedroom beautiful home in February 2012 and it's a wonderful accomplishiment. I thank God for it daily

Posted on October 4, 2012 at 5:25 pm
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