Tuesday, May 22, 2012

22 of 30: 5, 10, 15 years

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

5 Years: In five years, Ben will be almost 40! (Yikes) I will be almost 39, Audrey will be 10 and Henry will be 8. All our school loans will be paid off and we will most likely be looking at buying a house. My kids will definitely need to be in separate rooms by then. I hope to be published by then.

10 Years: We'll stop counting the adult birthdays by this time. Audrey will be 15 and probably wanting to learn how to drive. All the boys will either be scared of her or completely smitten. Henry will be headed into teenager-hood, his voice cracking. He'll have every merit badge he can get by that age! ;)
I will have finished at least the second book of my trilogy and anticipating the publication of the first.
Ben will either be a big-dog at work, or happily keeping house for me while I make the big bucks writing. :-D

15 Years: Crikey! I don't even want to think about how old I'll be. Audrey will be 20 and Henry will be 18. Both of my kids will have graduated High School. We'll be lovingly and gently pressuring them to prepare to go on missions. They would go through the temple the same day! How cute is that! Either that, or we will be seriously examining whatever boy thinks he might want to marry her. Ben will buy a shotgun for this very purpose. Ben and I will be happily anticipating empty-nesting and traveling together. (Not that we won't have traveled before this, but it certainly makes a difference when it's just the two of us.)

Do I expect that this will happen as planned? Don't be silly! This is the conservative outlook. My pie-in-the-sky outlook is outrageous. I expect reality to be somewhere in the middle of it all. And, of course, I'll be a fabulous hostess, president of the PTA and volunteer at the local food bank. People will say, "How does she do it?" I will say, "Oh, hahah! Didn't you know my superpower is infinite energy?"


Until next time, happy blogging!


Next Time: List your top 5 hobbies and why you love them.

2 comments:

Shydandelion said...

In 5 years, I'll still be having babies...in 10 years, I'll still be having babies...in 15 years, I will die from having my 18th child.

:D

Trillium said...

5 years from now, my 95 year-old-Mother will be expecting to die in her sleep any minute. 10 years from now, my 80 year old husband will be putting the 1,000,000th stamp in his stamp albums. 15 years from now I will still be the VT Leader because no one else will take the job.... the Never-ending Story. :D

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