Brittany Ann over at Living in the Moment http://brittsbeat.com (seriously.. someone show me how to do that super cool blog thing y'all do!) has given me an award. I feel very special on this wonderful Thursday morning, let me tell you (I even checked my dashboard to make sure she was talking about me! I know, nerd alert)..
When I turned 18 and was graduated high school 5 years ago.. I had no plan. ZERO. I only enrolled in community college to keep my parents off my back. I mean, what 18 year old wants their parents hounding them? So I enrolled in some classes that I had zero interest in, didn't even buy the books, and started my 'college career'.
I then met my husband. He was in the army. I never really dated in HS. I had one serious boyfriend and didn't like putting my life on hold for people so dating someone in the army was probably not in my cards. God was laughing. We exchanged emails and started to get to know each other. I started to like him and thought that while he was in Iraq, we could just be friends. Silly me, I really started to like him and decided to not date anyone. When he got back from Iraq I decided to date him. I fell in love with that silly army boy.
I started to think, if I marry this army boy one day, I will need a career. I need to finish college. I better get my butt in gear. He is the motivation that got me through college.
The person I was 5 years ago and the person I am now are polar opposites. So many of my friends are still in their 'living it up' stages still. I never went through that stage nor do I have any desire to go through it.
My plan right now is to start my master's in the next year, maybe year and a half. If Mr. G gets out of the army, buy a house where he grew up in 2012. If he stays in the army, start trying to have babies in 2012. I would love to start traveling a little at the end of the year and go to a couple of destination spots and renew our vows at our 5 year anniversary which also happens to be in 2012.
I know that right now, I have all these plans, but in 2012, it will be interesting to look back and see how my plans panned out. My plans 5 years ago when I finally decided to finish college, for the most part went how I wanted, but then again, they weren't near as big as they are now.
I have been praying for the grace to accept whatever God puts before me instead of asking for specific things to happen. I pray that whatever happens, he will show that it is all happening for a reason.
Im now passing this award on..
Abbie at Satisfy my Soul
ENS at Sweetheart I Must Confess
Jane at Moonflowers Mojitos and Me
Jes at Day to Day Life of an Army Wife
Jennifer at Beyond Jennifer and Jason
Beth at This American Wife
So tell us where you think you'll be in ten years and pass it on to ten more lovely ladies.