Life is one unpredictable phenomenon, you come into the places where you never even thought to be someday and if someone some day in the far past told you about it, you have no idea if you would feel happy to see where your-present-self would be. The "where" that I'm referring to could be from all geographically, mentally and emotionally points of view; the exact whoever you are.
I know if someone a long while ago drew the picture of my present, I would be absolutely thrilled at some points and surprised by the others.
There is change and there is also getting used to that change. People admire you when that change leads you to become a better difference of your last version according to them and judge you if they see some thing that they cannot recognize. Meanwhile, this is the change that goes on and that is the life that keeps untiringly surprising you. You never know and never can know if you will like those surprises or not but it is possible to keep trying the best on what you can know and you can change to feel thrilled at these present moments.
Maybe sometimes, it's just great that "life what happens to you when you're busy making other plans".