Settle. My least favorite word ever.
Literally means to come to rest. To take up an ordered or stable life. Often used with the word down - to settle down.
I don't know about you, but to me that sounds like my version of hell.
Why on earth would I want to come to rest, to take up a stable life?!
I used to think that I wanted to be like everyone else. My goal was to fit in. I would pride myself in creating a life that I thought others wanted. The "good" job in a "big" company where I could make a lot of money. The big house. The perfect marriage. The dream life.
But here's the thing - none of it was what I truly wanted. It wasn't MY dream.
I settled for the life that I thought would make others proud. I settled to please...