Monday, June 28, 2010

I'm Going Places!

I'm not always that great at following up on awards I've received. I'm pretty slack at it, especially when I have to answer a ton of questions, or pass along to like 20 people. I hate that part. I never want to leave anyone out.

But I got this award yesterday from my friend NYCGirl and I figured I'd take a moment to answer the "required" question for this one.

Where do you see yourself in ten years?

It's kind of like an interview question, isn't it? Although if I recall correctly, that would have asked FIVE years. Anyway, ten years. Wow. TEN years.

In ten years from now my daughter will be THIRTEEN!!!! ACK! Right now she is 3 going on 13, so then she'll be like 13 going on 23. In ten years I'll have a teenage daughter. Oh, Lord, help me now!

I would like to think that in ten years from now I will be back at work, doing what I love as a social worker with people in need of services. Whether that will be children and families, as I have worked with in the past, or maybe the elderly, if I can muster up the courage and push aside my extra emotions, or with postpartum mamas in need of someone who is there to listen without judgment. I hope that will be me.

I would like to say our family will have grown by then, if G-d chooses to bless us with more children (or just one more, who knows?) I think that would be nice. I don't usually talk about that aspect of my life here, as I'm not truly sure what the future holds. But it's nice to say a 'what if' now and again. Isn't it?

I would hope that in ten years both of my parents will be retired, and maybe come move down here to NC? Or maybe by then we'll have relocated somewhere else? Who knows?

And that my husband and I have been able to take a vacation together, by ourselves, again. Maybe before ten years, but at least when the child is old enough to stay with grandparents and we're brave enough to let her.

I'd also love to be thinner. Smaller. Lighter. But that's something I'd prefer happen long before the ten year mark.

And so that's what I've been thinking about this morning.

How about you? What do you hope to be doing in ten years? Fill me in.
And actually ... I will tag a few of you, because some of you, just because of the personalities I see that you have, are always moving, on the go, and just have that "Going Places" vibe to me. But please, anyone can answer, I'm always up to hearing what the future has in store for us all. Or what we hope it does. 'Cause who truly knows, right?

So, go check out my friends ...

A motivated Mama who is ALWAYS moving. Plus she's a runner. I'm way jealous: Two Bears Farm

Just look at the name of her blog. Don't you want to BE her? Globetrotting in Heels

An open and honest, raw blog.
Fever makes me stop and think so much I can't read it all in one sitting.

Always sharing.
Always growing. I'd love to hear what her ten-year-plan is! 38 and Growing

A new job, a new adventure. Someone who has surprisingly become a "new" friend through blogging than through the rest of our lives ... Single Mom in the South


  1. AWW Thanks! We always knew we'd click, but it has been nice to get to know you better! I gave you an award too last week, but I've been remiss in letting you know!

    PS...I LOVE the new look!

  2. Congrats on the award. It is hard to think about 10 years from now.

  3. Congrats on the blog award!

    As a mom of a SOON TO BE 13 year old's scary. Oh to be 3 again.

  4. Congrats on the award, you so deserve it! I love your 10 year ponderings. My first job out of college was social work in Houston TX. It was very stressful, but I was just doing the wrong aspect of it. Had we not moved, I would've shifted into a different area (family preservation instead of what I was doing - investigations) which I would have found more rewarding.
    Thanks for nominating me. I'm going to have to dig deep to think 10 years ahead...I'm still in the one day at a time, baby steps mind set ;-)

  5. Congrats on the Award! You do deserve it.

    I also wanted to comment on the new blog design. FAN_TAB-U-LOUS!!

  6. Congrats on the award!

    I love the new layout too!

  7. Beautiful! Congrats on the award.

    In ten years I want to be laughing...light hearted...and loving freely

  8. What a beautiful post! OMG a teenager...those are scary! LOL! I'm just kidding but I remember being one :) I'm so glad you answered the question & enjoyed the fun ponderings xoxo

  9. It really looks pretty here, Andrea!

    In 10 years, I'll bet I'm a grandma and I can't even believe that thought. I'll be a young one! But, I will cherish those little ones. I wouldn't even mind having more of my own actually.

  10. Thank you, sweetheart! It means a lot. You know I love you!


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