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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10? 15?

Day 22: Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 15 years?

Honestly I don't know where we'll be. Geographically we're not really locked in. I do think we'll live here for at
least the next two years, but I don't know about beyond that.

Five years from now Dreamer will be starting school so I'll be homeschooling her. I hope she'll have at least one sibling by then... probably preferably one siblings. We're pretty normal and are thinking 2-3 years apart. So maybe it'd be okay to have number three cooking. Not that I get *that* much of a say in that. I'm quite aware of that both with my PCOS (leading cause of infertility in women, so while we were blessed with Dreamer, we may have trouble in the future) and with my dear friend Tabitha having unexpected twins herself! Of course we might be pursuing adoption, but that's probably depending on our geography. Other than beginning to homeschool I doubt my life will be too different, just more established maybe. I'll hopefully be much more accomplished at homemaking, this blog will hopefully have grown some, and I'll have published a few books by then likely.

Ten years from now? I'd like to have had all my kids (though we'd never say no to unexpected blessings.) I'd like to have or be working on my Master's if God highlights that path. A few years ago I felt called to a certain program, with the calling feeling like "yes, but not now" on actually getting that degree. But I'm not sure when God wants that. For all I know maybe He'll wait until all my kids have left the next.

Fifteen years? Hmm. I'll be in my early forties. But my oldest kids (unless we adopt out of birth order) will only be fifteen so my youngest will likely still be pretty young. So I'm not really sure my life will look much different than the last two projections. Maybe I'll have written a book by then that actually makes a splash. That'd be nice.

Overall I think I'm happy and comfortable now with the prospect of living a simple life, something that scripture says is a good thing. I just want to glorify Him, love my family, and do what He has for me in whatever time that takes to accomplish. 

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