Post # 1
- Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York
In 10 years I’ll be 40. Eeep!
Hopefully by then we’ll have two kids and live in a somewhat rural area outside of Manhattan (because Mr. Bee hates the suburbs) with a good school district (because we don’t believe in private school). We’d both work from home running several internet based businesses, but we’ll each have our own office.
We’ll have several dogs and cats. Maybe even some small farm animals. I’d like to work less than I do now and have hobbies galore like gardening. And I’ll definitely be driving a stationwagon (my dream car!).
I daydream about this life a lot.
What type of life do you envision for yourself in 10 years?
Post # 3
In 10 years I want us to be happily married, still completely head-over-heels in love. I want us to never have forgotten what our relationship was like before we got married. I want us to have a comfortable lifestyle and a large enough nest egg saved away for a rainy day. 3 happy, healthy kids, two dogs, remodeled house, healthy lives (which means not gaining too much weight for me, hahaha!) and overall satisfaction. In 10 years, I hope I don’t get the cancer I’m "supposed" to get, and my family and friends are all happy in their lives. I’d like to still be able to run 3 miles and do pilates. I hope my FI can find a job he enjoys (to be determined) and find his purpose. For myself I’d like to finish my Masters and my MBA. I hope I’m still with the company I am with now. Which means doing my best job as an engineer now to prepare myself. Professionally, I’d like to carve out a niche for myself, perhaps in this field of sustainability and green engineering that I got dropped into. I’d like to have a couple of patents under my belt, too. I hope to be a more giving and caring person than I am today and that my husband-to-be and I can always take time to smell the roses and enjoy each others company.
Post # 4
In 10 years I’ll be 38. I hope by then to be a little bit more well-traveled, with at least one child, and a job I enjoy.
I hope to have a home and furniture. I know it sounds silly, but right now FI and I have combined our apartment furniture so we have 2 loveseats but no couch, etc. Everything is on a smaller scale.
Post # 5
Pretty similar to you Mrs Bee!
We’d like to have a cute little house with lots of land in a more rural area either here in New England or in the South (NC/SC or TX) with 2 kids and a dog (hopefully our kitty Jack will still be with us then too – he’ll be 13). Oh and I’d love to have some ducks.
Mr. H will have his furniture-making business up & running so he can do that full time and quit his horribly dangerous welder job. I’ll work at a little bookstore in (cute imaginary) town and do LOTS of gardening where I can sell my produce either at a farmers market or little roadside stand.
And I’ll be driving the kiddos around in a little SUV (since Mr. H thinks I should have a safer car than my beloved VW Bug…)sigh…
Post # 6
In 10 years I’ll be 36.
I hope that everyone I love around me is happy & healthy. I don’t hope to still be heads over heel in love with FI cuz I know we still will be!
I hope to have 3 (or 4 ) happy & healthy kids, our dream home on a nice piece of land in NYC that we completely gutted and remodeled (building new is TOO expensive!).
I wish the Fiance & I to be licensed architects and with a firm of our own.
We’ll see but I think it’s all completely doable.
Post # 7
In 10 years I’ll be 32. I’d like to have two children (out of the three we’d like to have), a number of dogs (including a Newfoundland and a Labrador), and be out of school-related and other debts. I’d like to have a home-based business doing freelance editing and writing, perhaps, and my FI (then husband, of course), will have his doctoral degree and be well on his way to heading the history department of a college, hopefully in Florida near his family so that his mom can watch our kids. (She’s dying to be a grandmother!) We will, naturally, still be crazy about each other and find time to do all the things we love to do, such as puzzles, reading together, cooking, and traveling.
Ahhh…that sounds like a good life. 🙂
Post # 8
In 10 years I’ll be 35.
I hope to be happily married on a little farm somewhere not too far from our families (but not too close either!) with two young kids, a couple horses, dogs (including a Border Collie and maybe a Westie) and a friendly barn cat. (I’m sure my FI would like to add a small herd of bucking horses and bulls to the list. 🙂 My husband would be loving his job as a college rodeo coach and hopefully won’t be away from home too much. Ideally, I think I would like to work part time in town (maybe running a children’s program at the library?) and part time at home taking care of the farm making our lives as sustainable as possible.
I’m really not sure how possible all of that is, but we’ll give it a whirl!
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2009 - Westwind YWCA camp
Mrs. Bee – I’m totally with you on the rural home living!
In 10 years, I can easily see Mr. Rye and I living about a 1/2 hour drive outside of Eugene, Oregon. We’ll have a sustainable energy usage home that was built by us (maybe from a pre-fab house), with a LARGE kitchen garden, and "kitchen goats". We’re hoping we can get about 20-40 acres!
2 kids (because someone needs to milk the goats!), and since we live in the country, we spend our evenings playing boardgames and baking crazy concoctions in the kitchen!
On the weekends we go for hikes, and sometimes mushroom hunts! And then we’ll take our bi-yearly vacation to the summercamp we got married at 🙂
Post # 10
In 10 years I will be 32… by then I hope to be preggo with our 2nd child and have done a large amount of traveling and be settled in the home of our dreams. I would like to be able to work from home or have a job that will allow me to focus on "the family".
My FI by then should be high management in the restaurant business or maybe even have opened a restaurant of our own. (he’s a great cook! god bless him). We will still have our first love… our shihtzu named Nala by then she’ll be 12.. and in the next couple years i hope to get another shihtzu to name Simba (yes we are lion king fans!)
Financially stable,in love.. enjoying every moment…
Post # 11
Ten years from now I’d love to have somehow found a way to retire..have a vacation home with T and the kids..and have my son in an awesome college, making a perfect 4.0 average and getting bombarded with offers for him to go to princeton, yale, MIT, etc..
Oh and would love for me to still appear to be a young cougar-esqe type chickiepoo!
Post # 12
Ooh! Cool idea to think about!
In ten years, I don’t want to be living where I am living now. It’s too cold, and I want to be somewhere warmer. I would be doing my photography full-time, and FI (I mean…..my husband!) would be able to paint. Two dogs, maybe a horse for me?? No kids, we don’t want them. I would like to walk on the beach every morning. Still be madly in love with my husband. Cook like I’m a gourmet chef. Travel. Enjoy the good life. I will be 40 as well. Well….39 and 11 months. 😉
Post # 13
In 10 years, I’d like to be an established librarian and wonder mommy of 1? 2? Oh, and happily married!! 🙂 OH AND ONE OF THE MRS. BEE’S HERE ON WEDDING BEE. 🙂
Post # 14
You know something scary I heard yesterday .. the Matrix is 10 years old :O
Ten years from now I’ll be 33, not so scary. Hopefully we’ll live in a cute little house close by with our one kid and one dogga. I’ll probably be at the same job. He, I have no idea. Hope I’m still working out every day. Hmm… I’m a little borring.
Post # 15
In 10 years I’d love to have a handful of children! I hope that my FI will have made judge by that time & I can work part time doing whatever strikes my fancy (including volunteer work). I also pray that we’re happy & that our bond is stronger than ever… I actually have no idea what to expect. I know marriage is hardwork, but I’m not sure any of us really have a clue yet unless we’re married! Eeek.