I'll give you a few recent examples. Two years ago when we got our adorable Maltese named Loki, I had visions of him running through our yard with his pure white hair flowing in the breeze, on a beautiful spring day. Here is my expectation versus reality.
I've been seeing pictures of friends wearing their hair in a gorgeous bun with the use of a sock. It's called the sock bun. Despite watching multiple youtube videos on how to create this look this is what my expectation versus reality looked like.
I look ridiculous, but I laughed my butt off. I may never master the sock bun, but I know I don't take myself too seriously.
After contemplating all of this I realized something. I realized that I may not always end up where I expect, but sometimes the reality turns out to be even better. I end up learning patience, laughing harder and enjoying the simplicity of a less complicated endeavor.
At the end of the day I'm content in my perfectly imperfect world. I'm thankful that things don't always turn out how we expect them to. If they did, I think we might miss out on things we didn't even know we were missing.