What I Expected vs. What Happened

What I expected:

  1. …get a house
  2. …earn more money
  3. …have a family
  4. …live happily ever after

What actually happened:

  1. …get a house [check]
  2. …earn more money [check…with ups and downs]
    • …work hard, get promoted, resign senior role
    • …wife’s job gets made redundant three times
    • …enjoying managing money together; playing to our strengths
  3. …have a family [er…no]
    • …failed fertility treatment
    • … dealt with infidelity
    • …wife diagnosed with autoimmune condition, has surgery, now pain-free – yay
    • …I get diagnosed with cancer, have surgery, and now 21 months cancer-free – yay
    • …choosing to be childless
  4. …live happily ever after [check…and it’s more than that]
    • …aiming to enjoy each day more than the last…