Monday, July 1, 2013

52 Weeks of Blogging with a Purpose:: 5 Years from Now

I always thought it was fun when I was younger to guess where I would be in 5 or 10 years.  I wish I had all those predictions easily accessible to see if I am where I thought I may be.  Its always interesting to me that usually when I have the best laid plan God has other plans!

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.
Proverbs 3:6

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! 


Mommy Mandy said...

I hope that all comes true for you!

Aileen said...

I love this post! I'm a little behind you with starting a family but feel like we're really similar. I'm a PICU nurse and completely agree with going to work and then being done. I don't really have a desire to be an NP and being part time or PRN with kids sounds great. We're also waiting to have kids until we buy a house and are established. So glad I found your blog!

I'm Katie a 27 year old mommy and wife. Welcome to my blog where I will chronicle the happenings of my life as I find the balance between being both SAHM by day and CVICU nurse by night.

I love Jesus and strive to be more like Christ every day. Running, reading, and cooking are some of my favorite past-times. I love photography but I am no pro, but it helps I have such a cute subject to practice on!!




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