Becoming your worst nightmare!
Many years ago, I used to know someone. The girlfriend of a friend. She was radiant, smart, focused and had a plan. She was completely bent on success at all costs, Sacrificing love, time, emotions and even life for her goals of striking riches. The good news is that she did make it. Not on her own of course, she got married to a rich old geezer (no seriously, he's more than twice her age, and she's in her late twenties)
Bun in the oven
She sacrificed everything, the love, the life, the future, to be with the rich dude. Kinda like a Jordanian version of Anna Nicole Smith.
I remember her leaving her ex-lover, the guy she spent most of her late teens and first half of her twenties because he wanted many kids with her, the woman he loved.
Today, after getting married to the rich old fart, she not only had her first baby after exactly nine month from the marriage, she is working on her #2 exactly 9 month after that!
I remember the long discussions she (and her ex) used to have about babies, and how she always revolted and screamed at all of us "males" that we expect women to be merely an "oven". How we "men" think it's so easy and simple and how much it's hard and agonizing for "them" and that she would never have any.
When I saw her, I really bit my tongue as hard as I can on the fear that I might rub it in for the extremely volatile pregnant lady, apparently she became exactly what she claimed to be her worst nightmare, "an oven"
I called my friend, and he laughed so hard and said... "Better him than me", I was still trying to understand what that means when he followed that with "Look what she did to me, and I was her lover" (they were pretty close, and he suffered from a really nasty breakup), and continued "What do you think she'll do to the guy she married for money"? he chuckled.
How can someone fall off their life track like that? What would happen to me if my worst nightmare (on growing up) is realized? I wonder
I guess, "Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony. " (Morpheos to Neo in "The Matrix")