Friday, May 20, 2011

30DC: In Ten Years…

30-Day-Challenge

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?

14 comments:

  1. have a family, career, and travel more of the world :)

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  2. KJHartenstein5/20/11, 9:42 AM

    Most of those are on my "in ten years" list as well!

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  3. Had a vow-renewal ceremony. Since we didn't get to have an original wedding ceremony, we really want to have a vow renewal ceremony before anniversary number 3.

    I also want to see every major city/spot in Europe. Since I'm living here now, it should be easy, right?

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  4. I'd like to be a published author by then, too. Can we try to hold one another accountable for this???

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  5. Hmmm in 10 years, I'll be *gasp* 38!!! So let's see, have an answer to our inferitilty journey and come to terms with however it might end. I also want to be at a goal weight and if that goal weight is ever attained, possibly train for another full. 

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  6.  I'm joining you on doing this weekly!! I love these type of things - nice to learn more about someone else and yourself! 

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  7. In 10 years I will be 40.  Eeks.  And hope by then, I have a husband and a baby.  But if I don't, I hope I have been on many, many fabulous adventures! 

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  8. Thinking about how old I'll be in 10 years makes me shudder, but I definitely want to be married in that time, with definite plans to have children if I don't already. I'm going to be 34 by then! Yikes.

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  9.  This is really cool- I'm around the same age as you and the things you listed are exactly what I would like as well... It's crazy to think how fast 10 years passes- it sometimes seems like just yesterday I was in high school and then last week I graduated from college. Go figure!!

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  10.  We actually have like ALL the same goals ha! Published author is come & go for me, sometimes I want that and sometimes I don't. I would love to publish a novel, but I don't know 100% yet. Awesome goals though, and fun post! 

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  11. It's crazy to think about 10 years from now... I'll be 37 and Chase will be 10! I hope by then to have finally established a career for myself. (Hopefully that means something published!) It was something that just hasn't happened in the past five years amidst getting married and starting a family. I also hope to have done more traveling (hubby and I have never even taken our honeymoon) and be in much better shape.

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  12. I want pretty much all of these things, as well. Is there anyone in particular who is hosting the 30DC, or can you just do it? If someone's hosting it, I'd feel better about linking them up to my posts. When I saw this post the other day, I became really interested in participating.

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  13. Nope, I'm just doing it on my own! It's supposed to be a prompt you use for 30 days straight, but I'm just doing them on Fridays. Feel free to use whenever you want!

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  14. Thanks! I think the prompts are interesting, so I will definitely look into doing this. :)

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