August Fitness Blogger Question of the Day from Fitness Cheerleader:
Where Would You Like To Be In 10 Years?
I love questions like these! They stir my soul. Right now, though, I’m way too focused on where I want to be in 5 years.
Five years from now Rylee will be 10, Henry will be 8, big Henri will be 55, I will be 43 and we plan to cash out and take a trip around the world.
The trip will be balanced between educational pursuits (museums, castles, etc.,) good deeds (volunteering) and pure fun. We have no idea how we are going to pay for this, but we have told everyone and their brother that this is going to be reality, so it’s going to happen somehow.
Educationally, I will get correspondence courses and homeschool the kids. Plus what better way to experience history than to live it? I want to see the thrill on their little faces when they walk through Rome and stumble upon the Colosseum, envisioning themselves transported to the times of Gladiators.
My husband and I would also like the kids to study in a school in China for perhaps a month. Then they can teach me how to do math, because I can’t add for sh@#.
With respect to good deeds, we’d like to work with the Peace Corps and our church Austin Stone to identify perhaps six worthwhile charities where we can volunteer for a week or two. We have skills in construction, education and fitness, so I’m sure there are places in the world where we can help. I’m sure the kids will have some definite ideas about this subject by that time in their life; it will be interesting to learn where their passions lie.
And all work and no play makes for a very bummed out family vacation. We want to go on safari in Tanzania. See the lions roar, touch the red sand of Africa.
And for all our plans for the future, I also realize that all the wonders of travel cannot possibly be planned! Memories are made of random things like getting lost trying to find an elephant ride in India, getting rained on in London and running into your next-door-neighbor from Texas you never met until you bump into her at the Sea of Galilee as you are both tracing the steps of Jesus before he said the Sermon on the Mount.
Oh, I’m excited for our future! How about you?
Where would you like to be in 10 (or 5) years?
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