What are you looking forward to in the new decade?

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  1. TennisPlayer

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    Now that we're in 2010, what are some of your life's goals that you hope to accomplish?
     
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  3. Aliceacc

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    Watching my kids grow up.
     
  4. lilmisses1014

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    My goals for this decade?

    -- Continuing to grow in my career. I'm actually very interested in becoming a math specialist. Also, for my DH (a soon-to-be attorney) to have a successful career.
    -- Expand our family to include a child or two.
    -- Be the best wife, daughter, sister, teacher I can be. (Eventually I can add "mother" to that list.)
     
  5. Chrissteeena

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    My goals...
    --pass my certification exam so I can start teaching
    --find a new job until I accomplish goal #1
    --get engaged:wub: ( i know it's coming..eventually.. lol) hey he did say after he graduates Grad school, and gets a stable job... he graduates in may and hopefully he will land the job @ the school he is interning @ now!
    --start a family:eek:
     
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    -get my masters
    -hopefully find a new job. my district is too unorganized and unprofessional. I worry it's tainting my goals as an art teacher.
    - goal..not sure if this is really a goal..but traveling more! LOTS more.
    -get rid of my debt, excluding my student loans..b/c well they will just go on forever! lol
    -become a wife again
    -and hopefully I'll be a mom!
     
  7. Ms. I

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    THIS year's hopes:

    - NEED to make time to eat breakfast. I have a bad habit of never eating breakfast or lunch really, then eating too much for my 1 meal a day when I get home from work around 2:30 - 4:00
    - Will be celebrating my mom's retirement
    - Start grad school for the 2nd time (this spring)
    - Start a permanent SLP job
    - Get my own place
    - Get engaged
    - Lose 20 pounds
    - Be debt-free

    2011 - 2013:

    - Definitely attend 2012 Olympics in London & also Paris, including the opening ceremony!
    - Be married
    - Graduate from grad school in 2013

    2014 - 2020: (Woah, it feels strange typing 2020!)

    - Try to go on another big trip
    - Definitely own a home if I didn't have it already
    - Probably have a child
     
  8. Jem

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    I'm learning to live in and enjoy the moment. While reflecting over the last decade, I've learned that we can never predict where life will take us. And while we THINK we know what we want, we really don't. So I'm letting God take the steering wheel, rolling down the window and enjoying the day for what it is.
     
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    I think this about says it all.
     
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    Looking forward to more love, laughter and enjoying life. :love:
    I wish you all the same.
     
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    Looking forward to having God take the wheel and enjoying the ride, as Jem said.
    I look forward to spending quality time with my husband. I also look forward to the day my son finds his true love, and gets married. I want him to know what I have known for 23 years. I also hope in this next decade, I get to hold a grandchild.
     
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    By the end of 2010:
    Get a job.
    Get my own apartment.
    Get a car.

    End of 2019:
    Have my own house.
    Be married.
    Have kids.
    Start my own daycare.
    Have a masters.
    Go to Russia.
    Go to Japan.
     
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    I am also a very live in the moment kind of person, so I didn't even think about what might be happening to me over the next 10 years until the question arose, but WOW. Just thinking of all these things - what a significant decade this should be for me! Most likely I will get married, have kids, own a house (that better be happening next week!), get my phd. That's a lot! Makes the other 3 decades seem boring!
     
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    Spending time much like I do now. Maybe kids in the later part of the decade?
     
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    To get my health to the point where I will qualify for the next trial of a medicine that will hopefully change my life. Until that happens I can't really plan on anything...
     
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    my goals are family related.

    If everything goes the way I hope, I'd/we'd like to have 2 kids and move to a house with a yard (that's a luxury in some places!) so we can let our dog loose! I hope to also find a school job where I can be settled at when "our kids someday" are in school. I'm planning on being a stay at home mom someday. This next decade is so exciting to think about!

    :)
     
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    -Get back into my high school figure. (but better)
    -Finish my semester classes with all A's.
    -Finish teaching this year and be satisfied with the work I did.
    -Pass my personal trainer certification and start training.
    -Run at least two more half marathons and maybe my first full marathon.
    -Get a new car.
    -Move into a bigger house in the country to fit all four dogs.

    Hopes of course.

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    “Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.”
     
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    retirement
     
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    Life has been very good in the past ...... Life is very good now... and Life WILL be very good in the future. I absolutely know this is true....:)

    I believe in living every single day to the max..... and on lots of days I push that to the very edge........

    :hugs: to everyone......
     
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    graduating, one way or another.
     
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    Spent this evening celebrating our son's girlfriend's graduation from culinary school...what a wonderful evening. NYC...Institute of Culinary Education...beautiful reception with food prepared by the students. 10 students in the baking program- all had bonded together...no competition, just love. Unbelievable cake display-- Look out, Ace of Cakes!

    Proud families, champagne toasts...new chefs in their toques.

    Like most NYC nights, it was magical...the city lit up...reflecting on the Hudson. The sky like black velvet. There's nothing like it.

    Tonight reminded me of my resolution to live, love and laugh...take life by the horns...don't wait for life to happen, it will pass you by while you are waiting. Reach for the moon shining on that black velvet of the night...You may not reach it but you might just end up dancing among the stars.

    Yes, God might have a plan for you...but he just might be waiting for you to act on it! Follow your dreams...you never know where they may take you.
     
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    --Actually learn the guitar (I don't want to become a statistic)
    --Be the first person in my family to have a career (not a job)
    --Be the first person in my family to OWN a home! (I'm very excited)
    --Fully transition into a loving husband and hopefully a loving father (my wife and I plan on trying to have a baby starting in August)
    --Annnnnnnnnd ... officially get 100 posts on AtoZ :)

    Both me and my wife are so excited to leave behind 2009 and embrace 2010.
     
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    I love that cza...... You do need to take life by the horns....You have to make something happen.....

    Major.......:love:
     
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    And, by the same token, you have to stop and enjoy it as it's happening.

    At the risk of getting stoned to death for citing a Miley Cyrus song (hey, I have a 9 year old :) )

    "Ain't about how fast I get there
    Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
    It's the climb."
     
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    So that is the person who sings that song! It's been on the radio and I never knew who sang it. :lol:
     
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    :angel::angel:
    ...but my point is climb-don't wait for the climb to happen...:love:
    And by all means, enjoy the view while up there...:angel:
     
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    I am getting married in 48 days! I am looking forward to this year having fun and doing things with my husband. We def have a lot going on, weddings, trips and other things we have planned. We have a few things we want to do before having a family.

    Our goal is to work on our house, we have some projects we are going to start in the spring.
    I am also working out but will continue after the wedding. I want to be in the best possible shape I can be this year.
     
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    Hanging up the teaching shoes and heading for the open road!
     
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    What does that mean?
     
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    When this decade ends I'll be thirty-seven. Wow. That's like, goodness...an all-out grown-up! Eek! :)

    First, I hope I get there. Too many people don't.

    We want to have our home paid for.

    I want to be healthy and fit.

    I hope to be a library media specialist. I'm certified, but positions are hard to come by, and there are only two districts I will work for...but hopefully over the course of the next few years there will be a position available.

    I wish that my marriage ages like fine wine. Well, I've never tasted wine, but...well, you know what I mean! :)

    I wish a million times over that my baby, my dog, is still with us.

    (I do hope A to Z is still here in ten years!)
     
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    .... honestly..... (sigh) skinny jeans.
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    We will be retiring early and taking our travel trailer on the road. Our goal is to work our way around the country by doing seasonal work in the national parks. We are extremely fortunate in that we can afford early retirement so we can pursue other lifelong goals.
     
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    That sounds like fun, beckysuek!
     
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    Finish grad school and start a new career.

    Everything else will just "fall into place" after that.
     
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    for this year:

    -get a job
    -get my driver's license (lame, I know):unsure:
    -move out of my parents house
     
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    *Get married (hopefully by the end of this year!)
    *Finish graduate school
    *Own a home
    *Have a baby or two
     
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    Savor every blessed memory that comes my way with my wonderful boys.
     
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    Really! You need to keep us updated buck! Sounds like things are going verrrry well!
     

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