Challenge: In 10 Years

The other day I posted about This 30 Day Challenge


I posted about Day 26 – What kind of person attracts you

My thoughts on it all as well as some great comments about what qualities you’re attracted to, and what are some deal breakers, are all here.

Today I am going to tackle Day 2 – Where I’d like to be in 10 years

In no particular order:

I will be alive and healthy

I will be strong in mind, body, and spirit

Skylar will be 14 and in high school and college will be looming in just a few years.  Sniff, sniff.  I can’t even imagine her going off to college.  Heart attack right now.

Happily married to Scott (it will be our 20th year of marriage, 10 years from now)

I probably won’t be blogging.   I know, but who among us will be blogging in 10 years? There will be something else that has captured my heart and attention.  And there will be a new wave of ‘things’ to do.   Blogging will be So 2011.

I will be living in San Diego

I will be working in some capacity, but probably not in my current job (for safety reasons I don’t discuss all the details of my life and work here)

Scott will be retired (I hope!).  He’s 17 years older than me so in 10 years he will be retirement age

We will live a house that we own that may be my “forever” house that I plan to spend the middle portion/many decades of my life in

I will have gotten another credential/education.  I am believer in lifelong education and everything from having my real estate license to my yoga teacher credentials to being a lactation educator are examples of my lifelong pursuit of education.  And there will be more things.   I just don’t know what, yet.

We will have traveled lots and shown Skylar the world.  Picture from This Post

We will have spent lots of time at our house in Aruba

I will have a greater understanding of who I am as a human being, always discovering and learning

I will still be eating mostly plants.  I don’t see my dietary path changing that much.  I feel like I’ve finally found my path and don’t see major changes to it.  Tweaks of course, but not overhauls.  Picture from This Post

I will have tried tons of different workouts and exercise and fitness pursuits.  I will still be doing yoga, running, and walking outdoors; which are my true passions.  (See my Popular Posts Tab halfway down for a half dozen popular fitness posts and thoughts, i.e. How to Get Abs and Tough Love)

I will have awesome friends

I will be debt free

Skylar will be my best friend

From my last post, I am glad you enjoyed the Roasted Veggie Dinner recipes and it was great hearing if you’re a fan of the Food Network and what your fave shows are!

Weekends call for muffins Vegan GF Cinnamon Raisin Banana Oatmeal Muffins

Cinnamon Raisin anything will make your house smell amazing for hours!

And if you don’t even want to fire up your oven, make a Biggie Microwave Banana Oat Cake

And of course, don’t forget to include some chocolate over the weekend.

Raw Vegan Coconut Oil Chocolate


1. Best thing you’ve ate or done so far this weekend?

A glorious power walk with my family!

2. Are you amazed at the path your life has taken thus far?

No one can predict how life will turn out.  I can’t predict 3 months from now let alone 10 years.  Sometimes I can’t even get through the day with any kind of predictable schedule or routine!

If someone told me 10 years ago how my life was going to unfold, I would have laughed at them!  Me?  Cooking, writing a food and lifestyle blog, raising a child? I would have laughed!

3. Where will you be in 10 years or where would you like to be in 10 years?

It’s interesting that when I was writing where I envision my life in 10 years, it reminded me of my 2011 Intentions, i.e. my goals or some would say “resolutions”.  The things I want to happen in 2011 and am working hard to achieve are not much different from my 10 year life goals, intentions, and desire.

Tell me about Your Life in 10 Years!


  1. Quick question for you – do you peel your cukes before putting them in salads? A lot of people do but I love the peels and the crunch! :)

    Best thing I did this weekend was get my rental property cleaned so my new tenants can finally move in tomorrow! Actually it wasn’t that fun but I am glad that I can say I am done with that for now.

    I am a little amazed on where I am today, 26 years old and already owning my 2nd home, and really didn’t think I would get so into cooking as I have, and of course being a vegetarian I didn’t think I ever would be able to, but that was before I was properly educated on food/health.

    In 10 years from now I would like to be self employed and working for myself. I want to have a few different rental properties and not have to work a 9-5 job. I see myself being married and having my first child within the next 10 years and most likely still living in Wisconsin.

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