Saturday, October 17, 2009

in 10 years...

 I recently posted a blog telling you to ask me anything. Brooke asked,

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"

Wow. Such a great question. I could go on & on with this one!! I've always been a big daydreamer. In 10 years i'll be 41. We will probably have 3 school age children. We'll definitely still be happily married. :) We will be in better shape, too (as i have completely changed my lifestyle as of the last month & lost 7 pounds so far... this will CONTINUE so in 10 years i definitely see myself in great shape! You can read more about this in my weight loss blog). We will have a house, too, finally! :) But as far as career, there are so many things to think about...

I have mentioned lately that i think i will go back to school to be a teacher. And i still would like to do that. But the thing is, i want to be a GREAT teacher. And i don't know if i would be that good at it... I hope so. But i know it's a lot of work.

I also still think about acting professionally. How crazy is that?! It's not as impossible as you might think. No, I've settled down. I'm not really thinking of going off to NYC or anything. But i could get an agent locally, get headshots done & go on auditions for local stuff. Who knows...

What i actually see happening more likely, though, is getting my degree in teaching & then having the opportunity to teach. And not only teach in a school, but i bet that might give me an opportunity to DIRECT plays. Even without a theatre degree I think i could do some directing in a community theatre setting (with an education degree). I KNOW that i would love that. I KNOW that i could do that. It's something to think about.

But mostly... I want to stay home with my kids. :) My husband, who is a musician, has wanted to own a studio. He works countless hours in his studio now, doing things to get it ready to eventually be a studio where people can come in & record music or make demos or where he can orchestrate film scores or teach piano lessons.... so much he could do! I would LOVE to be a stay-at-home mom & for Brad to be able to own this studio. I could help him with the paperwork aspect of it, help him run it, so that he gets to live his dream... while at the same time living my own dream of being a stay-at-home mom.

I don't know if this at all answered the question... more of a pondering sort of blog! I love to think about the future & what God may have in store! What are your dreams?

Don't forget to go to my "Just Ask" blog & leave a comment asking me a question!

Ok, so maybe THIS house is a little far-fetched!
But i definitely want a house long before 10 years from now! :)


3 comments:

  1. Wow! Melissa, I read this post last night and have had so many thoughts about it. I can really relate to this! Right now, I am 40 ... the age that you would be in 10 years! And yeah, a house would be really nice right about now!

    And that is so cool that you want to be a stay-at-home Mom! My sister is home with her girls and they are wonderful girls. You can really see the time that she puts into their lives. I think that is the highest calling there is!

    And as far as teaching goes, it is a lot of time! If you went in for a drama teacher, you could direct the plays of your students! I have done this when I could at different jobs. It is a lot of fun. Right now, I teach a very pared-down Drama class in my alternative school. In a bigger school, you can do bigger things.

    But whatever you decide, I know you will do well with your talents and abilities. Take care!

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  2. Thanks so much! You're so sweet!

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  3. love that house I wanna live there!! U will be amazing no matt what you do!! Acting professionally is a great thing!lots of exciting things happening in Louisiana now

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