Thursday, November 11, 2010

The future

A family friend passed away this week. She found out she had lukemia while giving birth to her first child. It definitely put a lot of things in my life in perspective. I'm continually praying and thinking of the families affected by this tragedy.

Today I am thankful to still have these things to look forward to in the future.

Hiking to Machu Pichu
Learning to sail
Owning a bakery
Living in Texas
Going to the Almeda Flea Market
Scuba diving in Hawaii
Making cheese
Learning to play the banjo
Being a mother
Making a book of my photographs
Having a fine art show with my work
Inventing something new
Sewing a dress
Taking a boat ride down the Nile
Writing a short story
Publishing a children's book
Flying kites in Japan
Traveling the entire length of route 66
Going to the World's Largest Yard Sale
Taking ballroom lessons with Sir Luke
Getting over my fear of flying
Sky diving (I can't even think about this without being gripped with fear, at the moment)
Conquering depression
Running a marathon
Building a house I designed
Owning dogs
Spending Christmas with my whole family without fights or hurt feelings (dreams can come true!)
Water skiing
Owning an evening gown
Taking my kids to The Nutcracker
Baking a successful souffle
Reading the Harry Potter Series
Re-learning to play piano
Find treasure
Attend an opera in Sydney

That's all I got for now! What do you look forward to doing in your life? There are SO many possibilities.


Janina said...

Can I own the bakery with you? It would be amazing.

Natalie said...

I think I know who you are talking about, small world! My friend Ali was a very good friend of hers, and I knew her family when we lived up in the foothills. Very sad news, indeed. May her husband, sweet baby and family be blessed with peace at this sad time.

Natalie said...

Oh, I guess I better answer your question! I look forward to:

creating my little one acre farm complete with chickens, goats, garden and a bike path!

reading lots of great books and continuing to expand my mind by learning about this great world.

One day seeing those I love accept the gospel or return to it, helping them in the process

Becoming a better cook, learn to enjoy it more

Live in France for a month, and take a cooking class by the woman who wrote "On Rue Tatin"

Exploring all the Jane Austen sites.

And while we are on the subject of books, how about all the sites of Anne of GG!

Return to Chile and visit people, get that Chileno back in my tongue

Dye my hair blonde :)

Club Narwhal said...

world's largest yard sale??? um, please tell me more!

Little Lisa said...

Living in Texas is a must. Preferably while we still live here.