Tuesday, November 19, 2013

adventures, and life.

This is me, feeling awkward taking a picture of myself in a public place. And also, creepy eyes, right? 

Christmas is coming!! The goose is getting fat! Please to put a penny in the old man's hat?
 I asked Alex what I should blog about today, and this was his response.
"Where you want to be in 5 years".
So I said, "hmm. ok."
And then he said, "or not. blog about space ships and the future of technology."
And I said, "hmm. no."

But now that I'm thinking about it, maybe I could do both? Let's just see where this post takes us, shall we?

I think about the future a lot. Not really a technological future, but more of a personal future. What I want out of life, what I have to do to get there, etc. My mom raised me to "play the movie all the way through." You know, before a decision is made, play it out until the end, see if that's where you want to be, that sort of thing. My mom is a genius, because actually one of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is to "Begin With The End In Mind", which is basically the same thing. And because of my mom, I'm an expert at it. It's second nature to me to think about consequences of actions, and what goals I should set for myself so that my consequences are the ones that I want.

Although, we all know that plans get changed fairly often, so I'm not talking specifically about planning. It's more abstract with me. It's more the type of person I want to be. No matter how my plans change throughout the years, I always have control of myself. I can choose how I react to things, how I act toward other people, the legacy I leave behind me.

Where do I want to be in 5 years? I want to be at home. Safe and warm, with my husband and a baby or two. I want to be happy. I want to be proud of the person I've become and the family I've helped build. I want to be living in a beautiful place. A small town where I know every corner, or a big city where I can explore every avenue. I want to have adventures, small or big. I want to be true to my faith. I want to be reading good books, and watching good movies, and listening to good songs.

I don't know what the details of my life will hold, but when I play my movie all the way through, I see myself smiling at the end of it. And I think that's what matters.

Oh... and there's probably going to be a spaceship flying over my head at the same time, while I hold my personal assistant computer robot up to unlock my house or car or whatever.

over and out.

p.s. i think i'm about ready for the thanksgiving break. counting the hours!!!


  1. I love this and I miss you. Let's get together soon!? (and by that I mean I move on saturday.. so..haha)

  2. You mentioned your stress stories and put up really happy pictures of yourself. That's how stress should look like. Positivity is my thing!! :)


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