This past weekend my husband and I got to discussing how happy we are at this stage in our lives. We’re leading hectic lives, yes, but we managed to make it through the baby years (mostly) unscathed. We have three neat little kids whom we actually like to spend copious amounts of time with. Don’t get me wrong - bedtime is still a magical time of day, but we don’t start looking forward to it at noon like we used to.
We started talking about the fun stuff that we have coming down the pipe as a family, and individually. Vacations, projects, new hobbies explored. We’re learning to make more time for things we enjoy, as opposed to working all the live long day, and we’re pretty content because of it.
The conversation turned to where we thought we’d be ten years from now. Our kids will be thirteen, fifteen and seventeen (YIKES). We don’t see ourselves living anywhere else but where we are right now - we’ve been here for nine years already and love it all - our home, our friends, our community. My husband’s in a bit of a flux with his career and isn’t sure where he’ll be. I’d like to be doing less (or no) accounting work and more writing/photography work. I think we’ll just be fuller versions of who we are now, but with an impending empty nest (GULP).
How about you? Where do you see yourself in ten years?