Living the Back Up Plan First

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Have any of you watched The OA yet on Netflix?  I don’t watch a ton of TV, but a few weeks ago I had a night to myself and started it on a whim.  I got hooked.  And when I like something, I can’t just like it.  I have to obsessively Google the back story and learn about the people behind the projects, and I go down an internet rabbit hole of short lived obsession.  Totally normal, right?

Before watching this show, I had never heard of Brit Marling.  What interested me was that she not only stars in the series, but was one of the creators of the show.  So here’s a woman who had a story to tell, and made it happen in a very big way.  I love that!   What’s more – I came across this video  interview with her, where she discusses leaving her cushy corporate gig at Goldman Sachs to pursue her passion.

Sounded quite a bit like my own story (litigation paralegal turned interior designer).  When I get into a comparison hole and wonder why I’m not further ahead on my current path, I need to just remind myself that I did it backwards.  And dreams take a long time to pin down into specifics, so it’s not such a bad deal that I’m still working it all out.  The fact that I am is what matters.


Do any of you have a back up plan?  Or a dream you are saving for later on down the road?  I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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2 thoughts on “Living the Back Up Plan First”

  1. Sadly, I’ve been that person that has no idea what she wants to be when she grows up! I never have. There are lots of things I think I would enjoy, but none of them ever felt like a “passion” type thing… So I just sort of go with the flow. :\

    I did watch the OA… I didn’t really like it much. It had potential, but it was just sort of “eh” to me. However…. if you like a bit of weirdness, and haven’t yet – you should watch Sense 8. Give it a few episodes before you give up. Trust me.

  2. I haven’t watched (or heard of) OA yet… I live under a rock! I’ll have to check it out when I finish the shows I’m currently watching.

    As for dreams and backup plans… I sometimes feel like I know where I’m going in life and sometimes don’t. While I don’t feel like I have much direction now, I also have a lot of really good things in my life and I’m happier than I’ve ever been. Sometimes I don’t feel like that’s enough–like I should be dreaming bigger or pursuing something more–but other times I feel like it is. 🙂

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