I never would have imagined myself in Houston that was just not a city I ever desired to live in but alas, here I am and truth be told, I love it here!
I never thought I would be working in the cardiac ICU at one of the top programs in the country at one of the best Children's hospitals in the country. Babies were my passion I always wanted to work in the Neonatal ICU and after 5 years of that I realized it wasn't for me. I LOVE where I work and what I do!
I always thought I would have children young, while I'm not an old goose I'm definitely older than I imagined, but its perfect waiting to start our family until we had a house and solid careers started was probably the best decision.
Simply put I have learned that when I take myself out of it and allow God to lead me and determine my path things work out better. Hind sight is 20/20 and while at points in time I think things may not be working out in reality they are working out perfect.
So in 5 years where may I be? Only God knows really but...
I imagine I will be working in my same job, preferably part time. I don't know that I could be a stay at home mom but I would at least want to work PRN (3 shift a month) or Part time. In the next 5 years I don't see either of those being a reality though. Going back to school is something people always ask if I will do, when will I go back to be a Nurse Practitioner etc. Really I have no desire, I like working as a bedside nurse, I go to work I work my 13 hours and I come home. The End, which is why I chose to be a nurse. I don't want the responsibility or the stress of being the one in charge.
I imagine I will have at least one more child maybe two, not counting the one currently incubating. I always thought my kids would be really close in age and while 2.5 years isn't far its further than I thought the spacing would be. We'll see what happens after this one, I would love to have 4 kids but this is TOTALLY up to God!!
I would like to go on a grand tropical vacation with just the hubby sometime in there and finish decorating our house. I would like to pay off the majority of our debts and become more organized, simple, and streamlined on the home front.
I would hope and pray that in 5 years myself and my family are still happy healthy and thriving. Really that's all that matters and as I was doing my bible study stuff this morning, which goes along perfectly with this prompt I came across this verse.
In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
It will be interesting to see where I really am in 5 years God has a funny way of shaking things up and putting us in places we never imagined!