What does the future hold?
Our Blog Challenge topic this week, “Ten Years from Now” is a tough one. I never think I’m old, but the reality is, I have several decades of life under my belt. Is it hopefulness or hubris to forecast ten years out?
Sometimes it’s useful to look back before looking forward to a ten year plan.
Ten years ago, my mother had just died and I was in a terrible funk grieving her. My daughter was 17 going on 35. My son was 23 going on 17. And my husband was four years into new heart plumbing. All but one of our siblings and their spouses were alive.
Since then, we’ve lost three siblings and two siblings-in-law. We’ve lost two dogs and gained one new one plus something my husband swore we’d never have–a cat! My husband’s piping is still good but the valve may need to be replaced. We’re taking that month to month and keeping our fingers crossed. And my kids (big sigh of relief) seem to have settled down.
Regarding life, health, and death, “human beings plan; God laughs”. What will be, will be. But purposeful living is something we do have some say over.
Ten years ago, I had an incredibly stressful middle management job, and now I’m in my dream business. I have a business plan and a million crazy ideas for books. When I decided to go the Indie publishing route, I went for the best value on ISBNS and bought 100 of them. At two ISBNs per book, I only have to publish 46 more books to use up those ISBNS. How does that sound for a ten year goal?!
One thing on my agenda ten years from now: a tenth birthday party for this little guy! This is my new grandson, born August 3rd. Isn’t he a handsome little dude?
What’s your ten year plan?
Share it below, and then hop along with my fellow MFRW authors and see how they answer this week’s challenge!
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