22/30 Things: Future

{To know what I’m talking about, and to see past 30 Things posts, start here…}

22.  Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 15 years?


First of all, I am definitely not where I thought I would be five years ago.  But Heavenly Father has a funny way of making your life better than you plan on your own if you just trust Him.  Having said that, I am open for anything The Lord throws at us over the course of the next 15 years–or 50+ years, for that matter.

But here is a possible outline of what I could see happening for my little family and me over the next few years:

-5 Year Plan-
That puts me at 32 (AAAAAAHHHH!!), John at 30, and James at 5 and a half.  I would love to have at least one more child at that point, with another on the way.  If it were up to me we’d have at least two more with another on the way, but we’re having to wait a little longer than I had hoped before we have our second kiddo, due to a fundage shortage.  But I ain’t getting any younger, folks, and I most definitely thought I would have at LEAST two, if not three, kids by the time I was 27.  And I want a lot of kids (4-6-8?) so I don’t know how long I can hold that off….

But in five years time John will also be graduated with his Masters for a few years and will hopefully be in his career, or well on his way.  We’ll be in our first home, hopefully in the Salt Lake Valley, and Jameser will be starting Kindergarten. . . . .  I’ll have written my children’s book that I have a-brewin in my heart, and maybe even be working on a wee album?  We’ll have more nieces and nephews, more in-laws, and more love in our hearts than we ever thought possible.

-10 Year Plan-
That puts me at 37, John at 35, James at 10, Georgia at 7, Oliver at 5, Eleanor at 3, and Benjamin waiting for us to adopt him, as the papers will most likely be in.  We’ll be in a comfortable home–not too big–that has every room decorated just the way I like it.  John will be a major asset to the company he is working for, and will probably have a calling in the Church that keeps him from sitting by his wife in Sacrament Meeting.  I may be a homeschooling superstar, we’ll have to see, but I’m hoping to be able to be a stay at home mom.  We’ll probably have a dog, much to my chagrin, but John will want one for the kids and he’ll take good care of it.  We’ll have a simple but happy life, and find great joy in our family relationships.

-15 Year Plan-
That puts me at 42, John at 40, James at 15, Georgia at 12, Oliver at 10, Eleanor at 8, Benjamin at 6, and maybe a Hazel or Ivy or Beatrice or Harvey or William at 3.  We’ll all be scared of James’ impending dating and driving life, but he’ll be responsible.  He’ll probably be a bratty teenager to me–which I am already sick to my stomach in fear over–but he will love me.  We’ll be busy with soccer games, piano and dance lessons, Young Men and Young Women activities, school plays, family dinners and vacations, and Saturday morning chores.  We’ll all work hard to serve in the Church and help others in need.  John will probably have invented some futuristic prosthetic that has the sense of touch, and he’ll finally be able to buy me a new car and some lipo.  There will be no greater joy than that that comes from our family, and we will be so proud of each other.  We’ll be close to one another and close to The Savior, and we will be happy.

Our sweet little family of three


Tune in next time: List your top 5 hobbies and why you love them.


  1. Jes says:

    i loved reading your future plans. mainly because i’m a little too scared to do mine since so many things can change but one thing i do know for sure? your pictures are precious.
    xx jes

  2. Elizabeth says:

    I just came across your blog through pinterest and I love it!t My husband is working up at the U at the Huntsman Cancer Insitute before he goes back to school to be a Physician’s Assistant and we also have one little baby, are also LDS and I suppose we seem to be in similar situation. Anyways, you can go to my blog at http://www.plentyofnothing.blogspot.com if you want. So yeah.

  3. CKE says:

    Jessi! When you said in 15 yrs you’ll be 42 that shocked me! For some reason 15 yrs doesn’t sound THAT long to me, but 42 sounds so OLD!! And I’m the same age as you!! I better get crackin’ on what I wanna do! lol

    Also, CONGRATULATIONS on the blog growth! Holy cow! Every time I come here there are so many more followers. Teach me the ways, Sensei. 😉

  4. Yi says:

    I love the fact that you not only know how many kids you want, but also have their names picked out… I do too 😉 Also, I love the 30 questions idea, and started a blog of my own because of it. Check it out sometime? and leave comments! http://lifeasyiknowsit.tumblr.com/

Comments are closed.