What Will my Future Be?

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What Will my Future Be?

After looking back last week and remembering the past, this week we look forward. Imagining the distant future has always been a challenge for me. I cannot picture or even fathom what life might be like in a year or two or ten. Even though I cannot visualize how everything will go, I still set goals and work toward a future.


  1. In ten years, I’ll have a 17-year-old and an almost 13-year-old. This blows my mind! Dietrich will be a Senior, preparing for life after leaving home (if he decides to leave me by then), and learning to drive. Madilynn will be in middle school.
  2. We take our homeschooling one year and one child at a time. If it is determined homeschooling through graduation is best, that is what we will do.
  3. In ten years, or preferably ten months, I hope Madilynn decides she wants to use the potty rather than diapers.
  4. Sometime in the next ten years, I hope Dietrich does not begin every school day with fussing at me about doing school.
  5. In the next ten years, I hope we can move from perpetual renter status to owning a home of our own.
  6. In the next ten years, but preferably within five, I hope to pay off the remainder of my student loans and our one car payment.
  7. In the next ten years, but preferably within the next one, I hope to meet my weight loss goals and maintain them. I’ve hit a new roadblock in this challenge, as my knees protest each PiYo workout. I see an unexpected doctor’s visit in my more immediate future.
  8. In the next ten years, maybe I’ll finally figure out this parenting thing including a consistent routine and balance of all the things that must be accomplished each day.
  9. In the next ten years, or about three, Peter will finish his Master’s degree and finally be as smart as me (since I already have mine, it’s a running joke around here). Then we will be “real” grown-ups and he can find his real dream job.
  10. In ten years, we will celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary. At that point, we’ll have more time out of the military than in the military. Though that time certainly blessed us with friends, opportunities, and adventures across the world, we’re excited for the blessings to come much closer to family.

The biggest goal not on this list is that my children will come to a faith of their own – which realistically may take longer than ten years simply due to their ages. I will strive each day to be an example of faith for them, pray for them, and Teach the Truth.

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8 thoughts on “What Will my Future Be?

  1. Jenny @ Unremarkable Files

    For your sake (and Madilynn’s) I hope the diapers get jettisoned in the early half of the next 10 years, rather than the later.
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    1. growin49_wp

      I’m really hoping for the next year, but she either isn’t really ready or she’s just showing me she’s in control or something in between those extremes. She completely misunderstood the term “potty train” (I think she is expecting a real train).

  2. Lisa @ The Golden Spoons

    These are great goals. My oldest, 13, is struggling with her faith right now. I am definitely hoping that she will come to faith in her own way and her own time. Hopefully, it won’t take ten years!
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    1. growin49_wp

      The struggle is what will make her faith her own! I’ll be praying for you all!

  3. Julie S.

    Oh great list! I hope you get that dream home too. Ooh I definitely need the paying off student loans on my list. We have massive debt. Good to see you again this week.
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    1. growin49_wp

      Fortunately, the two debts listed are the only debts we have, but I still want them GONE! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Rabia @TheLiebers

    Great goals! I worry about my kids and their character as they grow. So far it seems that they are learning what I’d like them to, but I know it gets harder as they get older.
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    1. growin49_wp

      One of those “not for the faint of heart” parenting moments!
      Praying for you and yours!

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