Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A Year From Now....

A few conversations I have had recently have got me to thinking about where we will be a year from now and what I will be doing.
  • For the first time in my life, I will no longer be a student.
  • For the first time in my life, I will need to have a full time job.
  • For the first time in our married life, we will not have to live in this area due to school commitments.
  • For the first time in our married life, we will be able to start thinking about exactly where and what we want to be doing and actually take steps to do those things.
I like to live in an oblivious denial that we will ever have to make real life choices. I like to pretend we'll always live here, I will always be in school and things will stay just like they are.

But they won't.

These are scary thoughts for me.

Hmm ... Where will we be at this time next year?

19 comments:

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

Wow, looks like yall will have room for all kinds of changes!

Heather said...

This time next year I hope to be pregnant :-)

TRICIA @ The Zoo said...

Growin up is tough. ;) Seriously. I was joking with my girlfriend last night because she mentioned that she was considering quitting her job and going back to school. She kidded that she doesn't know what she wants to be when she grows up though. (She's 28 w/ a huband deployed in Iraq, and 2 kiddos.) I laughed and said that I don't know what I want to be either, and that I was glad I didn't need to make such important decisions yet. haha. Maybe I can grow up and make important decisions like that right along with my girls when it's time for them to fly the coop. ;) How's that for being a grown up?! lol.

XO*T

P.S. Whatever you guys do will be exciting. New paths are scary, and overwhelming sometimes, but when you put it in Gods' hands, it always works out. Believe me. We are living, breathing proof! ;)

Summer B. said...

Change is good for us but VERY scary. Trust me, I know.

I wish the very best for you. You, my dear, deserve the world!

I hope to be holding my new baby or babies and loving them and thanking God for my gifts. I just need IVF 3 to work first. ;)

Brittany Ann said...

I get like this too. And I get terrified. It's so scary sometimes.

Nicole said...

Oh .. to have an open road ahead with no obligations. What an exciting time! Just do exactly what you want to do, what you are passionate about, right now while you can!

Annie said...

change makes me nervous as well hun. all of your changes are going to be for the best and they will open so many opportunties for your future! be excited hun :)

Jessica said...

I know how you feel! I panic when I think about one day we will move or build a house... and one day have kids.

I try to keep the future in mind but live for today... Otherwise I overwhelm myself lol

Meg said...

It's amazing how much can change in just 1 years time. I was just telling Andrew the other day that I was planning a wedding this time last year, but then realized that I wasn't yet...he was still scheduled to go to Iraq so we hadn't set a date yet. He decided after Thanksgiving to stay and then we set the date the next day. So this time last year I wasn't even expecting to be married right now. Ahh, how life likes to surprise us.

Changes can be really scary, but God knows what is best and will only bring about change for our good. Here's to the next year! ;)

Country Dreaming said...

It's hard to say---things have chaged here for us drastically over this year that I have no clue what's next. Yes, we can put it in God's hands but I'm not all that patient and waiting for God to make these decisions is sooo hard for me.
I just try to take it one day at a time. That's about all I can handle.

Good Luck!

Melinda

Lindsey Carver said...

Changes like those can be scary and yet so exciting! I hope that you two can find exactly where you are supposed to be at exactly the right time next November. Looking forward to reading about the journey!

Jenny.Lee said...

It's crazy how these kind of realizations hit you! I had one of those over motherhood.

Lucky in Love said...

Those are definitely scary things to think about. Especially when there is so much unknown now and things that are out of your control. We are definitely in the same situation...except that our "year from now" is "month from now" every. single. month! Ah...adulthood. Sometimes is sucks ballz.

Emily said...

Isn't it crazy what a year can do? It sounds like you and hubby are in for some exciting times ahead!

Next year I will be in my final year of college. I'll be preparing to (hopefully!) get a teaching job AND go to grad school in the fall! Yikes. One day at a time, right :)

Anonymous said...

I hope in one year you're preggers!

Taryn said...

I am pretty sure that you will have moved to the states- to CO in fact- and you will be my next door neighbor. That is where you will be in one year.

Gwen said...

It sounds so exciting, but I can also see why it could be a bit nerve wracking.

The future is always very scary to me too. So many dreams coming to fruition and so many yet to be thought of!

Kristen said...

ooo too scary! I will have to have a job too!!

d.a.r. said...

Growing up is scary stuff!! We are having all kinds of identity crises in our house....graduating, both of us out of school, with careers (not just jobs! for the first time!), buying a house, etc. etc...scary!

Looks like you have an amazing, life changing, exciting year ahead!