My Bloggy-turned-real-life friend Brittany recently posted about an unsure future. Britt has just experienced some very exciting (if a bit scary) changes in her life and has great knowledge of what it means to just not know what in the heck the future holds.
As unsure as she may be, she narrates her life with class, strength, and humor. She's a dear friend that I enjoy reading about, as well as spending time with.
At the end of her post, she chose to both award and challenge me with the You're Going Places Award.
I'm supposed to tell you where I'll be in 10 years.
Let's start with going back ten years. We were just talking in my Sunday School class last week about how our county raises us up to marry young. At 26 (27 in less than a month), I'm considered pretty old to still be single. At 16, I was a Junior in high school. I was certain that I would go to college, meet the man of my dreams, graduate, get married, and start having babies by the time my 10 year reunion rolled around. My life was perfectly planned out.
To quote my former classmate and current Sunday School mate, "In high school, there was NO WAY you could have convinced me that I'd be 25 when I got married. I was sure it would be 21, at the very latest."
Clearly, things haven't worked out that way.
Instead, I went to college, graduated, started interning at a radio station, met The Guy, substitute taught, got a full-time job at the station, fell completely in love with The Guy, hoped that his move to Minne-friggin-sota would eventually include me, made it a year at my job, got my heart broken, and here I stand.
So, where will I be in 10 years?
I haven't the foggiest.
I know that I'll still love my family. I know which friends will still be around (because if we can make it this long, I fully believe we'll make it forever).
Other than that, the future is wide open......
I may still be at my current job. Meaning I will have been at the company for 15 years......... in a full-time job for 11 1/2.
Or, I could be at an entirely different company. Maybe even a completely different field (I doubt it, though, because I do love what I do, lol).
I may still be in Florida.
Or, in a different state. Either way, my hometown will always and forever be home.
I may still be single.
Or, hopefully, I will have met and married the man of my dreams.
I may still be a pseudo-Aunt to lots of other people's children.
Or, hopefully, I may be a real Mommy to my own.
The past ten years have been exciting, sad, scary, and fun. There are so many things that have happened that I NEVER would have imagined.
I'm both nervous and excited about what the future holds!!
Now, I want to hear about these people............
Marianne from Diary of a Fickle White Woman
Paige from Live, Laugh, Love
Gina from Namaste by Day
Melissa from Little Mrs. Married
Krystal from Krystal's Kitsch
Justine from Almost There
Amy from The Un-Wife Housewife Life
Jess from Livin On Sweet Tea
KJ from kj..... as herself
Sonya from A Day In The Life.....
Where do you hope or think you will be in 10 years?