My life is nothing like I had imagined.

As you go through life meeting people and experiencing different things, you form a sort of mental “Do’s & Don’ts” list. You have things you want to do again a million times, habits and attitudes you see others practice that you’d like to practice yourself. You also see and experience things you never want to repeat. Things you never want to do or habits you never want to pick up. All the while, you’re shaping your future self.

I had a very clear idea of my future self. I had practical short term goals. Idealistic long term goals. Steps that would ultimately lead me to my dream career with a dream salary in a dream city.

And then I met Dylan.