Tuesday, May 6, 2014

May 6: In ten years time I will be…



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.




Fine Print: A little housekeeping for those blogging along each day: 
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16 comments:

  1. Ultimately having the happy healthy family that I have today is what I hope for in ten years time as well.

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  2. Ten years sounds so long, but when I think about what's happened in the last ten years, it's all been over in a flash!

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  3. I feel like my post today both agrees with and clashes with this one. I guess the important thing is to know what you want - now and in the future.

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  4. I agree, rip up the list. Life can change in ten seconds. xo

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  5. Yep, a happy & healthy family trumps everything for me too!!

    Jos xx

    P.S I can't believe I am still going strong on the post a day in May!!!

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  6. Ten years will go so quick and I hate that. There's no bigger wish than for a happy and healthy family. Thanks so much for this challenge and prompts. I am loving reading how different we all are and delving into topics I might not have considered before x

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  7. I agree that I want what I have right now in regards to love and health. Lucky I don't plan ahead - I'm saying that I wanted to be married with kids and 30 and I nearly achieved it!

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  8. I like where your head is at on this one, Claire. Happiness and health - yes. Not to be taken for granted at all. But I'm tacking on a couple of extra goals - hope that's not pushing my luck.

    I am officially on sick leave from the blog - I can't believe I've stumbled so early in the race! But I love this prompt so I might write about it tomorrow if that's okay?

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    1. No rules Angie, none at all. Sorry there is no paid sick leave in this neck of the woods though!

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  9. Love this Claire! It's OK to have goals but really, as cliched as it sounds, health, love and happiness are what matters the most. I always knew that but the older I get the more I really desire it. As I write this my Hubby is in Hospital, nothing too serious but he'll be there until Friday, so yes, good health shouldn't be taken for granted.....sorry I can't blog every day in May (was so close to committing!) but I'm enjoying the prompts and reading your posts :-) Mel x

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    1. I hope all is ok Mel and that you have all you need at home to make the week run smoother.

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  10. This one was the hardest yet! I've thought about it all day. Finally poured a glass of wine and turned on the computer. Short and sweet! It seems (from what I've read so far) that great minds think alike :)

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    1. I should have included that in ten years I want to have a cellar that isn't empty. Wine is such a joyful part of my life, I don't drink very much, so really appreciate a decent wine.

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  11. Health and happiness - couldn't ask for more. A bit less washing would be nice.

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  12. I think it is funny what you end up doing rather than what you have planned in 10 years! I never ever thought I would be a blogger (I am usually a private person-I didn't even use FB before I became a blogger!) Life does tend to take you on its own path, where you need to be, rather than where you want to be xx

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  13. My daughter will be in year 12 too, infact they will both be in high school and that's a scary though.

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