In 10 years, I will be 33 years old. There is a lot I want to accomplish in the next 10 years. When I think about where I was 10 years ago, at age 13, and where I am now, 23 and a college graduate, I know I have made some major changes. I have accomplished a lot.
In 10 years, I would like...
...to be a wife and a mother. Being a wife is something I know I was meant to do and I know my time will come some day. There’s no time limit on this but I would be lying if I said I would be content with singlehood for the next 10 years. Along with becoming a wife, I also desire motherhood. Pregnancy, babies, new life. As I watch how much work my brother and his fiancee put into their son, it exhausts me. Being a mother is more than a full-time job but I imagine they could never imagine their life without him. Fewer hours of sleep is worth it. Likewise, I could not imagine my life as a single woman, without a husband and children in my home.
...to be healthy. I want to maintain a healthy lifestyle and consistent exercise routine over the next 10 years. Since this running thing is going pretty good so far, I’ll even venture to say I want to run more races and perhaps even a triathlon some day. (A sprint one...I’m not looking to do anything crazy just yet!) Mainly, though, I want to have conquered my bad eating habits and not be on an endless cycle of weight loss. I want to be at my happy weight and confident in my body. I want the healthy choices to be the easy ones and for exercise to be as much a part of me as my flip-flops.
...to be a published author. And to do this, I should get started on my novel, huh? In all honesty, I never knew the dedication and time it took into writing a novel. Writing my short story took everything out of me, made me doubt all my abilities, but also realize that this is what I want to do and I do have what it takes. I had some tough criticism to listen to but it didn’t crush me as I thought it would. It’s a tough world out there, but I’m going to give it my best shot. Who knows what could happen?
...to have a successful, fulfilling career. The job search has been on for a few weeks now with very little bites. Nothing substantial. A major goal of mine, though, is to have a career that makes me happy. Maybe not every single day and maybe it will take a while to find said job. But I do want a job where I feel happy and satisfied, putting out my best work and growing as an individual.
...to have traveled the world. Well, maybe not the world, but I do want to travel a lot more over the next 10 years than I did during these past 10 years. I want to visit Europe and Asia and Australia. I want to see more of the United States and Canada. I will probably want to go on more cruises. I want to visit blog friends and have girls weekends away. There is so much of this great world I have yet to see.
What is one big thing you want to have done in 10 years?