If I could see into the future with my crystal ball…

I spend too much time looking backwards. I shouldn’t have done X; life would be easier now if I had done Y. I ran across a great quote yesterday from Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop. She said “You can’t change the world from the rear-view mirror.” She’s right, but it is certainly easier (and safer) to wallow in the past.

I hate making public proclamations because I feel like a failure if I don’t live up to the terms I’ve laid out. Sharing what I hope my life will be like in 10 years scares me too. That being said, here goes…

In 10 years, I want to be living in DC proper with our pet(s) and two adorable children. I want our life to be full of love and adventure. I want our children to be fearless and kind. I want to work from home and be able to pursue the activities (museum going, kayaking, bicycling, running) I love at full tilt without having to worry about reporting to THE MAN. I want us to take trips and see the world.

I don’t know how much of this will happen. DC is an expensive place to live and while husband and I live comfortably now, we don’t work in jobs that will pay us dramatically more money year over year.

We’ll see how things shake down. The big things are love, adventure, fearlessness, and kindness.