A 10 year look into the future.

Where do I see myself in 10 years??

Well, hopefully, I’ll be blessed to have even more cute babies.

That’s all set in the dream but the reality of it all is that in 10 years I’ll be 29 years old with a 10-year-old daughter. That’s the age most people start to have kids. As Paighton is growing up I have realized even more today that I need a better education to support not only her needs but her wants.

When she turns 16 I want to be able to surprise her with a truck that’s reliable and nice. Not something that might break down at any moment or lose a wheel on a turn in the neighborhood. Being a stay at home mom is all fun but in the midst of it all, I need something to fall back on. That’s why I have decided that it was time to go back to school and get my degree. My first initial plan was to do online school but you can’t do that in the field I want to work in. No good veterinarian learns on a computer at home.

The classes start in July and I’m all for it! The only downfall is that ill be leaving P from 7 am -3 pm Monday through Friday. As a mom, I have to sacrifice to get a better life for my daughter. Being a mom at such a young age comes with hoops you have to jump through and holes you have to dig out of. The question I most recently got was,

”would you go back and change how your life ended up now?”

My response is simply answered ”wow” because that question goes two ways. I see it as no I wouldn’t change having my daughter at 18. In my eyes, she’s not a mistake, a regret or an accident. She made me into a better person and showed me that I needed her in my life when I didn’t even know it. Without her I wouldn’t have this blog, (you wouldn’t be reading great stories) and my life would be like everyone else.

Graduate high school and head off to college. I see my old classmates’ social media stories and they don’t seem to be having ”the time of there lives”. Instead, most of them complain about how they work so hard or how they miss being home for rodeo season. Here I am living in my own house, with my little family making memories. Watching my child become more and more independent every day. I now have a reason to get straight A’s and to be on the honor list when I start college. I have the drive to do and be better for my family.

I’m now that person who will introduce herself on the first day of college to my classmates like.

”Hi my name is Carmelita, I have a 1-year-old little girl name paighton and ill be getting married to her amazing father in October!”

These next 10 years will go by fast. But I think it’s time for all of us to step back and take a look in the mirror.

Where will you be in 10 years? (comment below your goals)

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