10 YEARS FROM NOW

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Today my roommates and I were sitting in one of our rooms, goofing off as usual,  when one of us decided to get serious and ask where  each of us wanted to be in 10 years. That is such a loaded question, but then we all got to thinking. Where do we want to be?

Will we be married or single?

Will we have children?

Where will we be living?

I was thinking to myself during this whole conversation and I came to the conclusion that I really don’t know where I want to be.

There are small things that I would love to happen, like being married and starting to have children, but I do not know where I want to live, or what I will be doing. I think that life is about enjoying the now, and taking things slow. On the other side of things, I believe that if you feel confident enough in something, then you need to go for it. Take that step. Don’t step out of your comfort zone, leap out of.

Life is too short to plan out all the small things. If that is the case, then there would be no room for surprises. If you want to start a new hobby, start it. If you want to become a singer, do it.

Like the quote above, “Once in a while, blow your own damn mind”

It may surprise you what you are good out. Maybe you can be the next Christina Aguilera. Or the next Mia Hamm. Maybe you are an awesome photographer, or great dancer. You never know unless you try, and life is too short not to.

So, where will I be ten years from now? Hopefully married, hopefully starting to have kids, hopefully working at my dream job.

But I will continue to do things that make me happy.

12th Act of Kindness

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Today my boyfriend and I decided we wanted to do some last minute shopping before we leave for Punta Cana tomorrow, so we decided to hit up the mall. He needed a new bathing suit and I needed…well, nothing. I have a shopping addiction.

When we got into the parking lot we noticed a women driving a mini van full of children park right next to us. We could tell that the women was certainly stressed out, but she kept a smile on her face and joked with her children.

As we were walking around the mall, I kept thinking about how awesome that women was for being so cool and collective in a very stressful situation. She had four children with her, all under the age of 10. On top of that, she went to another very stressful place…the mall!!! STRESSFUL!

After my boyfriend bought himself a new bathing suit, and I bought myself a new outfit (obviously), we made our way out to the car. When we got to his car I asked him for a sheet of paper and a pen and wrote the women a message.

It was short and sweet, but I know that if I received a message like that I would have a smile on my face. Less is more, in my opinion.

If I could, and it wasn’t creepy at all, I would have just went up and given her a big hug. My back up plan was a note on her car.

Not only did I feel for that women, but I thought about my mom being a mother of 5 children. None of us are perfect, and sometimes we give her a hard time, but I know that she wouldn’t change us for the world. We take our loved ones for granted and I believe that every now and again it is always necessary to tell them how much we love them.

So i just have one more thing to say…

All you moms out there, you are wonderful!

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