Sunday, May 23, 2010

beautiful life

I know a girl, she's 29.
She has no kids, isn't married. 
Beautiful woman, great job.
She has a "5 Year Plan". It's written down.
I have known her almost 6 years and her "5 Year Plan" has changed at least 5 times.
I can tell you this: I don't have the guts to write down a plan like that.
"What if I CAN'T?!" "That will be too hard!" "I don' wanna!"
(These are the things that I say to myself when I consider making a 5 year plan.)
Ok, so, that being said, that I can't handle making this sort of plan, I still think it's part of the reason she's so happy.  I sincerely think that the reason she's so happy is because each step she takes in her life is towards something, not away from something.

What a responsibility, this life I've been given.  So much possibility and only I can decide to make something of it.  It's exhausting, when it should be exhilarating.  

I intend to be exhilarated, from this day forward.



  1. Promising yourself something that big - that's daunting, no doubt.

    Maybe just a first is appropriate? I'll do better things tomorrow than I did today.

    (Or least on Friday. Today's the weekend - no promises there...) :)

  2. Get out of my head! I began by writing "resolve", then realized I have no such strong resolution, so I changed it to "intend", a safer (more wishy-washy) verb.

  3. I've never had a 5-Year Plan. Maybe I should figure one out, in order to give the 2nd half of my life more direction...

  4. Hi, Laurie,
    Guess I need a plan, too!! I just try to take life one day at a time. You are going to do a terrific job this year teaching as you always do. You have a teacher's heart and your children are certainly fortunate to have you as their teacher. I don't know if you will be at EW, and if not, I am going to miss you terribly. Your smiling face was always a highlight of my day. God bless you, Laurie, and your sweet family. Sending lots of love and hugs to you~ Vicki

  5. xoxo You're so sweet, Vicki. I am blessed in that I will be happy either way. If I am still at EW, it will be so nice to see you there :)