Five Things in Five Years- What My Future May or May Not Hold For Me

Happy Friday!!!

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.

I thought it might be interesting to play Friday Five this week with Cynthia, Mar, and Courtney. They’re talking about what the next five years holds and it’s always intriguing to think ahead.

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.

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Stubborn girl was super annoyed to be woken up Wednesday morning for her growth scan and kept trying to hide from us.

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.

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So happy, right after accepting my new teaching job!

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.

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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.

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Random and spontaneous trip to Disney Land? Don’t mind if we do!

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?

16 Thoughts on “Five Things in Five Years- What My Future May or May Not Hold For Me

  1. Very exciting time in your life! I love the ultrasound images nowadays…so many technology advances since my teenagers were in utero. Enjoy the last breath of summer and then back to school!
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    • Courtney@ The TriGirl Chronicles on August 21, 2015 at 1:04 pm said:

      Yes, lots of excitement! I am definitely going to enjoy my last week, thanks =)

  2. Awww, good luck with your new daughter! That is exciting news. Hope in five years you have a house full of healthy, happy kiddos!

    • Courtney@ The TriGirl Chronicles on August 21, 2015 at 1:10 pm said:

      An awesome wish indeed! One of mine as well and I can’t wait for it to come true. Good luck to you reaching that goal as well =)

  3. I love your ultrasound picture. I’ve never seen one so good before. All mine look terrible.
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  4. Sounds like you’ll be pretty busy during the next 5 years! Fingers crossed on that lottery win!
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  5. It’s fun to dream about what your kids will be like! What an exciting time coming up for you. Enjoy every minute
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    • Courtney@ The TriGirl Chronicles on August 22, 2015 at 1:51 pm said:

      Thank you! I am trying to enjoy pregnancy, but I’m definitely more looking forward to parenting.

  6. It is so much fun to dream and work toward those dreams! In the next 5 years, I would LOVE to qualify for Kona (that will require a LOT of hard work and some MAJOR improvements in my performances in all 3 disciplines). I would also love to move to Colorado, but a lot would have to happen to make this work in our family.
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    • Courtney@ The TriGirl Chronicles on August 22, 2015 at 1:52 pm said:

      Oh man, Kona! The only way I’m ever getting there is the lottery. I will cheer you on as you shoot for your KQ =)

  7. fun post! good luck on your journey to motherhood and Ironman!
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  8. You and me are in the same boat, girlfriend! I have my eyes set on an Ironman in 2016, but now it will be a completely different experience training with a little one. I am still trying to figure out the breastfeeding/training combo and a few other logistics, but I am certain it will work out. Dream big, right? I would love to do Chattanooga if it weren’t so far away. Downstream river swim? Yes, please!
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    • Courtney@ The TriGirl Chronicles on August 26, 2015 at 7:31 pm said:

      Yes, we can virtually train with a newborn together! The down river stream is a big deal for me since I know I will struggle to get to the pool more than once a week with a newborn in tow. Plus we have family that live only like ten minutes from transition, so it’ll be great to see them.

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