Thursday, May 8

What's in your crystal (light ) ball?

Right now I'm listening to the birds chirp and Polly walk around the office. It's so quiet in here. Sometimes I utterly hate that, to be alone, but today it's okay. I am starting to get caught up on my reading (your blogs of course) and it's funny how life just sort of moves on, even when your own may be at a standstill. Amanda's had her baby, Steph has a baby brewing.. life just sort of continues.. I love that though. When I'm ready to "come out of hiding" everyone is still waiting there.... I'm sort of drifting off in thought here..

I am thinking about some very big changes in my life in the upcoming... months?? maybe, the next year?? A move, to another country, to serve, to build up others, to teach... I spent four years of my life teaching and while it was hard work, it was the best times of my life. Kids put a fire in ya, keep you on your toes, keep you thinking "outside the box". They challenge us to be real. Kids hate superficiality, don't they? And the way they love.. wow! Each morning is new with them.. love to wake up in the morning and hate to go to bed. Man! I wanna be like that.. excited about life that I can't wait until my feet touch the floor.

I wonder where we will all be in a year. What do you want to do? What do you think you'll be doing?

6 comments:

amy said...

I read your blog but rarely post..Next year I want less fluff and a bigger heart. I hope my wait to my daughter in China will be close to over.

Great question

Candace said...

Hi Tina. Man, I've been giving this some thought. Goals, you know. Think big. I have trouble thinking big, but this week my 4yo was sick and I was home for 2 days with her. Something happened Tuesday and I'm uncomfortable with my 9yo getting home at 'around' the same time as hubby (hit or miss). Both my kids will be in school next year, and I want to be home. There is no guarantee hubby will remain on this shift, but I want to be able to work from home 6 hours/day, 4 days a week. I want more of the good stuff. Afternoon snacks, stories and chats. Warm cookies and stress-free dinners. Now, to get my finances to agree.

Amanda said...

Ooh this is deep.

I want to be thinner and enjoying the 2 great boys that I have. I want DH business to be taking off and allowing him more time with his family. I want to be getting ready for our family vacation. And I want the economy to be in a better place than it is right now. Just a few of the things I want right now....

Steph said...

I have a lot of things that I want for next year but for right now I want to enjoy every moment of being pregnant - then next year I want to be enjoying a new baby, home and my spin class again - LOL!

On another note, so glad that you're back - I really missed you!

Miss July...not...yet said...

hmmm, challenging question.
I want to be in a strong financial place in my life in order to have more freedom with my children. I really want to find a way to be with them more than apart from them. I want to help them grow into amazing responsible caring adults...gosh, I don't want much in the next year, do I?
I loved the pics you shared.

MMalloy said...

Good and deep question...

I want to be enjoying my time off from school, finally feel like I am settled in our home. I want to have some goals for our future in place (travel, kids, etc).

Traveling to a new country to teach sounds amazing. My cousin just came back from teaching English to children in China. Her experience is amazing a trully life changing journey for her.