Tuesday, May 6, 2014
In ten years time it will be 2024.
Seems like forever away but with kids it seems the years just go like a speeding bullet. One minute you are a sleep deprived nappy changer and than you wake up surrounded by empty lunch boxes, trip over jazz shoes on the floor boards and spend weekends going to kids birthday parties.
I know 2024 will be here tomorrow.
So where would I like to be? Mainly, I want to be alive and surrounded by all the family I currently have. I want us all to have the health that we currently enjoy and the simple yet satisfactory lives we all live.
Popps will be in Year 12 and I hope that we will have navigated her teen years as well as any family and that she is in a good place mentally and emotionally to do as well as she can to take her to wherever it might be that she wants her life to be at the completion of her schooling.
Of course if we are talking wishes I would like a dent in our mortgage, to have won a gazillion dollars, more holidays etc etc, but I really wouldn't give up the happiness and health that we all have RIGHT NOW. So if wishes equal a trade off, than I wish in ten years we are just as happy and well as we are and whatever other side benefits come our way I will happily lap up, but I know they are just not essential.
Once upon a time I had far greater five year and ten year plans, in fact my life was a series of goals and lists and projects. But here is the secret - rip up the lists and be happy with what you have right this second (unless right this second is a complete shit sandwich) and you might be surprised where you end up anyway.
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