A dreaded question…

I’ve always dreaded the “where do you see yourself in 10 years” question. Seems funny for this self proclaimed Type A, always planning ahead, can’t sit still girl. But for the first time in my life I feel 100% content. I actually don’t want things to change for awhile. Not that I don’t want to grow or improve personally, I just want to kick my feet up and marinate in life the way it is right now.

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Some will point out, we need to push ourselves out of our comfort zone to grow. I absolutely agree, but you know what, I like things just the way they are at the moment and I don’t see anything wrong with letting it soak in for awhile. {My fitness goals are excluded from this.}

Back in the day, Mike and I had a really rough start. I wrote a little about it here. <-Might be somewhat controversial but it’s my blog and write about what I want.

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Things were not easy for us, there were times we worried if we were going to eat the next day or how we could make 1/8 of a tank of gas stretch 2 weeks or what kind of life we were giving Lu. I will say this, my in-laws have hearts of gold. They are the most thoughtful, kindhearted, generous folks I have ever met. They helped us help ourselves. <-Bold statement, I don’t even know how I got so lucky.

I’m not saying it’s all lollipops and unicorns with rainbows shooting out my butt these days. Life still hands us lemons and dang it, we still make coffee out of those bad boys.

It’s taken a lot of hard work, passion, determination, and the WILL to pull ourselves up and make a better life for our family.

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So, where do I see myself in 10 years? I’m still not exactly sure, but God willing, I will still be harassing Mike and laugh with him every day. I will hopefully still working for Pebble. I find it incredibly fulfilling to provide 5 star service and take care of guests. Plus I’m outside in one of the most beautiful places on earth. It’s yesterdays dream and I’m living it.

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One of my personal New Years goals was to only take on projects that I am passionate about. Turns out that was an awesome idea. Shifting my mindset from quantity to quality has been life changing in the best way possible. I no longer feel overwhelmed with little stuff I’m not totally stoked about and have more time to focus on projects I truly dig. I highly recommend taking a step back if you’re feeling overwhelmed, it’s so…freeing. If that makes sense.

One of my biggest passions is helping small American businesses (SAB) get exposure to grow.  The current business climate and all the red tape, especially in California doesn’t make it easy for these folks.

America is still the land of opportunity, but let those with the entrepreneurial sprit in their blood thrive and government get out of the way. As long as the business is working safe and not illegal, let freedom ring.

I don’t know how I would transition into that role, or even if it’s in the cards but I dream of working alongside SAB owners some day. I have the small town country girl mentality and the marketing background to know how powerful word of mouth is. I kinda think that when I tell y’all about something on this little ol’ blog, It’s word of mouth.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Come on, you knew this was coming. Winking smile

What is a question you dread being asked?

What are you passionate about?

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16 Comments on “A dreaded question…

  1. In ten years I envision myself a published author with several books under my belt, self sufficient with book revenue and art sales. Living somewhere in the Santa Cruz area. I am passionate about art/writing/reading, fitness, organic foods/farming and animal causes.

    Dreaded question: you haven’t published that book yet? when are you going to be in a gallery?

    You two worked your butts of to get where you are now, living your dreams. Enjoy it!

    • I truly hope your dreams and goals happen for you. I’ve seen some of your hard work and just know it will work out for you lady!

  2. SCB better not eat this comment! =). First, make sure you see this through…lemon coffee. I dunno J, I think you might be on to something. This weekend, all the blends were kindah surprised at my age. 10 years from now, I’ll turn 50! I hope 50 is the new 40 and 40 is the new 30 in 10 years. I still wanna be killing it on the pavement and supporting anyone who has the passion to reach whatever goals they have. And still blogging. I mean, that’s the reason I started my blog. I wanna be strength for you/anyone’s journey. Didn’t mean to go kumbaya on ya’ right there.

    Any questions about death scare me. We are not “celebs”. So, the question, “how do you want to be remembered” scares me. Not that I don’t know how I want to be remembered…but if anyone will remember. Hope that makes sense…

    Right now, I’m passionate about anything fitness, running, and blogging. I’m very private and don’t like to peel back that onion. But having seeing/getting to know people like you J has me on a high… high on life. So thank you (for sharing)!

    (awe man, please post, please post, please post…)

    • Dude, your comments always have me rolling!! Example: kumbaya. I die!
      Okay I have never been asked about how I’d like to be remembered nor have I thought to ask that.
      Thanks for sharing your thoughts and life with me every day. One day we have got to finally meet!

  3. I totally get you on the 10 year question. I don’t like to pin myself down with a generic answer. I say, yay for being in a good place right now and enjoying life!!

    • I’m with you. Our lives have changed so much in the last 3 years, who knows what it will look like in 10. Actually I don’t even want to know. The adventure of the unknown sounds good, right!?
      I hope you have a great weekend friend!

      • I dunno if the world would be able to handle such an event. Plus, you know… the air hockey thing?! It’s all fun and banter until you grab the disc and decide to go home.

  4. God, in 10 years I will be almost 42,,, Brady will be 13…and Ella will be 11. I see myself still teaching and hopefully owning a small business (I have so many ideas I but I want something for when I retire and I think it’s important for my kids to work and earn their own money). I hope I am financially stable and comfortable. I see a very busy and active life and I hope I am still running and showing my children the importance of being active. I wouldn’t mind being located elsewhere though (hint hint cali).

    I dread money and financial questions about my current situation and future… It literally makes me sick to my stomach… evil necessary I know.

    I’m passionate about my job.. I LOVE my students. I very rarely dread coming to work and I think that is important.. I’m passionate about my children. I love them more than I could explain in works or show in hugs and kisses. I’m passionate about running… it’s something I do for me… I’m semi successful (on a local level) and I’m fine with not being Elite… I just love it…. I’m passionate about my world and those I keep close in it… I’m very funny about who I let in, so once you’re in I got your back.

  5. Your blog is so refreshing! Thank you for making me think, making me smile and reminding me of the good things in life. You’re Bamtastic!

  6. In 10 years? Ugh….I don’t know. I’d to be more established/successful in the business I just started, but mostly I”m really happy with how things are and don’t want them to change.

    I dread the ‘why don’t you have kids?are you going to have kids? questions.

    I’m passionate about running. I love watching the mental/spiritual/physical transformations take place when people start running.

  7. That post about Mike’s hard work is absolutely beautiful.
    Sidenote: lately it has been pissing me off big time when people leave rude comments on others blogs, I have zero tolerance for it!!

    I dread “when are you going to have babies”. I get it everyyyydayyyyy!!!

  8. I just heart you, friend.

    I hate it when I mention that I am not feeling well, and people give me “the look” and ask if I am pregnant. No, actually, I just ate chicken wings for dinner and that is why my stomach is out of sorts this morning, is what I usually have to suppress saying. 🙂

  9. I’m with you on freezing time for awhile. My life right now is just the way I want it to be. I honestly have no idea where I will be 10 years from now. My husband is in the process of starting a business so that will be the determining factor of how life goes over the next 10 years. I always dread the “when is baby #2 coming” question. It’s mainly the unsolicited advice/opinions I receive after that question that I do not enjoy.

  10. In 10 years, I’ll be working as an emergency medicine nurse practitioner and still as a part time nurse in the ambulance. I hope to have a beach house by then!!!! I hate being asked about my healthy lifestyle (what I eat, how I workout) because I feel like people are not asking to be supportive, but to tear me down because they feel about about not taking care of themselves. I’m most passionate about health and fitness and I hope I always will be!

  11. I have a random question. How did you get your job? I have always wondered about people who have cool different jobs. Did you see an ad or know someone? Sorry for the randomness. lol.

    • I love random questions!
      I just walked in and asked for the manager.
      Every business is always hiring the right person, you just have to get in front of the manager and show your awesomeness. Good luck!

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