The lovely Terpsichore asked, if you could look to the future, what would you hope to see happening in your life five years in the future?
Great question. Very timely question for me at this point in my life. As I've thought on this question, I realized that to truly answer it, a little back story is needed.
Almost 2 decades ago Musicman and I bought our first home. Our kids were young. The house we picked, and ultimately bought, was a house ideal for raising a family in, for making a home. So that's what we did.
It had a huge, old pool. We were young, we could rehab it, make a wonderfully private sanctuary. Despite the fact that we live in a city, our pool was situated in a way that made it totally private . We did that.
The first thing Musicman did was put locks on the gate, on both sides. We bought a swing that laid down flat. Yep, I had a swinging bed next to my pool.
We spent many nights out by, and in that pool, on that swing, and plenty of afternoons. So many wonderful memories, both family time, and adult. 😆
We spent so much time sitting on that swing, talking about our future. This house, was never meant to be our forever home. It was where we were gonna raise our kids, then move on. That was the plan. That was always the plan, in detail, sitting on that swing.
Let's just say, life didn't go as planned.
We wore out 2 swings. A pool wall caved in last year. It hadn't been being used anyway, despite the houseful of people living here at the time. I haven't gone back to the pool area in a few years. I know it's dilapidated and overgrown.
So, I guess the actual answer to Terpsichore's question is.
I don't know .
I had a plan, but life didn't go as planned.