Doing some interview preparation and one of the questions that is always the hardest for me to answer is my 5 year play or where I see myself in 5 years. It’s not hard in the fact that I don’t have things I want to be doing or have done, but rather is frustrating in that in some situations I can’t do those things now. While the last 5 years have been nothing like what I expected 5 years ago it’s interesting what is right and what is wrong. The point though is that sometimes what we expect to happen we somewhat take for granted. There are many who hoped to go to college, get a job, get married, have 2.5 kids, a dog, a cat, a house, a car, etc, yet life doesn’t always let that happen. Which is especially important to consider some of the things that are both good and bad that make us who we are as we celebrate how things work out as well as the opportunities that could be and might not be. You don’t always have to be thankful for trials but without the past there is no present, so celebrate each day like the gift it can be.