Where do you see yourself in 5,10, 15 years etc….

I’ve been thinking a lot lately.  I know that it is January and a lot of people like to make new resolutions at the beginning of every year.  Well that isn’t me.  Mainly because I know that I might bake it a month for some resolutions and maybe 3 for others.  So I just don’t make them.

I have, however, been thinking about who I want to be.  Do you remember when you were a kid or in a youth program or in college or when ever and they gave you a piece of paper and asked you to write down where you wanted/what you wanted to be in 5, 10 or 15 years down the road?  I remember staring at that paper thinking “how the heck do I know?”  I knew a few things I wanted in life but I wasn’t on a time frame.  I wanted to get married and have children.  I thought about serving a mission.  I hummed and hawed about going to college until I was in high school and finally decided I wanted to.  I always wanted to stay in Idaho.  Other than that things are always changing aren’t they?  Hobbies, likes, dislikes etc.  So in other words I hated that question.

In December I started thinking about the new year and changes I might want to make to my life and realized that “who” I wanted to be.  Let me show you who I want to be.

Oklahoma Freewheel 009

Ok so this is the only photo I already had loaded in wordpress from when we lived in Oklahoma.  My point is that I want to be who I was in Oklahoma.  I don’t want to go backwards and I don’t mean just physically.  For some reason after we moved here to Illinois I lost part of who I was in Illinois.  I don’t know why and or how.  I was trying to explain this to my husband last night actually.  I told him I want to be who I was when we lived in Oklahoma.  His response was that we can’t have our happiness rely on how we feel physically alone.  I completely agree but there is more to it than that.

When we lived in Oklahoma I felt like a different person.  I was in better shape and at a better weight but I also wasn’t so selfish.  I looked for ways to serve and help those around me.  I did a much better just visiting people to make sure they were doing well or to see if they needed any help.  I was more organized,  I was less stressed, I was…..take a pick of the things that I was in Oklahoma.  I am not trying to say I was perfect or was awesome or a great example.  I’m just saying that I was much happier with how I chose to live while living there.  Some how I lost a lot of that after we moved here and I want it back.

So instead of setting new resolutions I have set up with my family a wellness/balance challenge.  Each week we add one new physical challenge, food challenge and spiritual challenge.  I’m honestly not keeping up with it very well.  But I’m trying and I am starting to feel more like myself than I have in a while.  I need balance in all the things I want in my life and this is how I’m getting there.

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4 thoughts on “Where do you see yourself in 5,10, 15 years etc….

  1. bgddyjim says:

    I don’t think it’s entirely you. Illinois is a heavily liberal state so it will be, by nature, a place that needs others to do the dirty work of helping others because the general population is, again by nature, egocentric.

    You couldn’t pay me enough to move there. I’d be miserable – and I’m a REALLY happy guy.

    • idahoatheart says:

      I’m normally a very happy person or at least I thought I was til we moved here and I’ve noticed I’m struggling. I don’t think the road rage is helping either. I’ve developed a huge case of it since moving here. Thanks for your comment I feel a little better ☺

      • bgddyjim says:

        It’s hard going from a place where most everyone cares about one another to a place where they don’t. You’ll numb to it in a bit. 😉

  2. capejohn says:

    Moving to a new place can be difficult. Our social life is the primary thing that determines if we like or don’t like where we live. The larger our circle of friends, the more we like where we live.

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