Day 15: Where Will You Be in 5 Years?

DenaNovember 15, 2013


The past couple of days have been really difficult ones. It’s always a terrible emotional drain on me when I take Roman to his doctor visits. I don’t have the heart to get into at the moment but it has to do with vaccinations and I’ll leave it at that. He did end up with a fever following his visit and vaccines and as a result the past couple of days have been doubly hard. He has slept with me the past two nights and, me being such a light sleeper, it just doesn’t go well. But that’s what motherhood is. It is comforting your baby at any cost. At least that’s what it is to me. And when he is sick or scared or sad, I will always be there — even if it means sleep-deprivation and walking the fringes of insanity for a few days.

At any rate, I’m here to complete today’s challenge post, but be warned that I don’t know how coherent it will be.

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In 5 years… I will be more self-sufficient and I will live a largely sustainable lifestyle. I will have a huge garden every spring and summer. I will have learned to can and pickle. I will have a yard full of chickens and fresh eggs when I want them. I will be a successful wedding photographer who gets paid fairly well and can be fairly selective about choosing projects to work on. I will not have a lot of stuff, but the stuff that I do have will be special to me. My baby will be a boy — a well-adjusted, happy, brilliant, wonderful boy. He may or may not have a brother or a sister. I will be writing, maybe my blog, maybe poetry, maybe a novel — but I will be writing. I will be surrounded by things & people that I love.

It’s that simple and that beautiful.

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And with that, we are halfway through the challenge! Thank you to all who are participating. It has truly been amazing to get to know you all so much better.

Leah @ SAHM I Am
Shauna @ Ink & Earth
Amanda @ Faerie Barista
Suzy @ Hello Sprout
Jessica @ The Yellow House
Kay @ White Trash Fairy Tale
Dragonfly @ In the Land of Violets
Farzana @ Me & My Baby
Scott @ Participating in the Comments of Each Post

If I missed you, let me know in the comments so that I can add you to the list! xo

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Comments (4)

  • Kay

    November 15, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Sounds like a pretty awesome life! I can’t wait until we can have a bigger yard so i can have a huge garden and chickens!

  • Gillian

    November 15, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    So, so lovely. I love what you’ve said here. 🙂

  • Scott

    November 16, 2013 at 8:50 am

    In 5 years, I hope to be exactly where I’m at now. I wouldn’t change a thing. I hope I’m still in my house in Hawthorne. Brandon will be 12, Brett will be 8. I hope to have my same job in Franklin Lakes. Of course, it’d be nice if championships were won by Jets, Islanders, and my softball team, but if not, that’s OK I guess. I’m sure in 5 years my wife will still look like she’s 23, so hopefully I don’t age much in 5 years.

  • farzana

    November 16, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    WOW! Why is everybody wishing for chickens? 🙂 I always love reading Scott’s posts. Do keep them coming.

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