It’s bittersweet for me. I’m staring down my last full week of summer break at this point and while I’m excited to go back to work, I’m also sad to see my first summer break where I did not have a job in well over a decade slip away into the fall.
So, what will I be doing in five years?
Honestly, I have no idea.
I have some speculation, some things are a given, but other things are a toss up.
One thing I know I will be in five years is a mother. My daughter will be here and hopefully happy and thriving. And in five years the plan is to have already had another kiddo. We know we’ll have at least two, maybe three. Talk to my husband because he says four. My uterus begs to differ on that last one, but definitely two, no matter what.
I plan to still be a teacher. I love teaching. I love having kids want to learn and curious about what I have to offer. Maybe it’s easy and fun because I get to talk about sex, drugs, and other hot button topics with young teens, but I freaking love it. My days are always different and full of questions from young minds and helping our future generations become the best of themselves. I’m very happy in my current district and I’d love to be tenured and still teaching there.
I will definitely still be coaching. I’m a USAT certified triathlon coach (click for more information!) and currently have a small base of athletes. I hope to continue to help others realize what an incredible and cathartic, empowering sport triathlon is. It makes me so excited to get texts or emails from my athletes when they reach their race goals or have a break through during training.
I know I will still be a wife to my amazing husband. He goes out of his way to make sure I know that he loves me. He supports all my wild and crazy ideas, he is the spawn of our spontaneous adventures, like driving across country. Twice. Just because we can. I adore my husband and I want him to continue to know that five years from now until forever.
And of course, I aspire to finally achieve my Ironman dreams. Right now my eyes are turned to Ironman Chattanooga 2016. It will be difficult and take more work since I’ll have a baby at that point, but I know I can do it. I will reach that 140.6 finish line. It’s been a constant bug in my brain for a couple of years now and I need to know I am capable of doing it.
Honestly, I do not know entirely what our future holds. My husband may get a new and exciting job somewhere else in the country, I may become a stay at home mom to way too many kids, or maybe we’ll win the lottery (probably not) and we’ll travel the world indefinitely. But no matter where life takes me, takes us, I do know I’ll keep doing things that motivate me, that enhance my life, and show me how beautiful the world can be.
What’s your wildest goal you hope to achieve in the next few years?
If you could do anything or go anywhere, where or what would it be?