I live my life with very few expectations. I don’t expect people to be nice to me, to consider my feelings, to act ethically, or even to simply not be cruel. I don’t expect the world to leave me in peace, to clean itself up, or to be safe for my children.
But one thing I do expect out of life is that it will surprise me in new and interesting ways, and my expectation has always been delivered on. I expect that at any moment, my life could be altered drastically. I expect that when I least expect it, someone important will enter my life and make it more meaningful. I expect that things will change and that I will adapt to it. I expect the unexpected. What would truly be unexpected for me is if everything in my life were what I expected it to be.