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10 years from now...

Friday, March 15, 2013

Today on Spark Coach we watched a video with Coach Nicole. She had us visualize what things would be like 10 years from now. Where would we be living? Who would we be living with? What would we see in the morning when we woke up? She had many more questions. And I can not visualize that far in the future. Things with my mental illness are unpredictable. Right now I am struggling with a few things. I am not in a crisis, but struggling. emoticon

I know I will be 60 years old in ten years. I don't know where I will be living or if I will still have Snickers. I have heard cats live a long time. I hope he is still with me. I think I will still be living alone with Snickers as my companion cat. I don't see myself getting married again. That is now...who knows? Maybe I will, but no plans to right now! emoticon

I hope I won't be in more pain than I am now. I would hope that my osteoporosis doesn't get worse. I will still be attending church. Where I don't know, because I don't know where I will be living! I would hope I wouldn't be in the same apartment as sometimes it just feels so small. It is a one bedroom and I would really like to have a two bedroom. Whether it be a house, newer trailer or if need be, an apartment. It would have to be a place that Snickers could be. So many rentals don't allow pets. emoticon

I hope all my siblings will still be alive. They will be in their 60's nearing 70. I dread the day one of my siblings is hospitalized or dies. Death is very hard and the void it creates makes it harder on me to continue with my life. Grief is a normal part of life. I just don't like it. But who does??

I hope I will be maintaining a healthy lifestyle and maintaining my weight. I hope my mental illness is controlled with medication and that if I am in therapy it is not once a month. I wish to go longer. I figure if I haven't dealt with a few things by then what good have all the sessions I have had so far with my therapist. emoticon

I know I am a thriver. Not just a survivor! I am going to continue to thrive as long as I live. I am going to continue to fight for what I feel is right! And I am going to live my life on my terms. I don't know what my life will look like in ten years, but I do know I will still be me!! Hopefully a healthy, thinner me!! emoticon
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    Love your conclusions and affirmation statements at the end of the blog. They are your compass for the future, whatever it holds.

    2956 days ago
    Angie -- what a great question to pose and really think about. I want to be thinner, healthy and thriving in my job and home life. (same as today) I would like a bigger house as well.

    I think if we strive to stay on this path, nothing but good things can happen!!

    I am hopeful we will be MORE fabulous 10 years!!

    2956 days ago
    I think that most of us can't say with certainty what will be going on in 10 years, but there are some positives that we can focus on.
    I recently met a widow who has been left to raise her 13 year old son by herself and I thought 'what if' and the feeling was overwhelming.
    There are lots of things that can happen, but picturing and visualizing the good things that we want from our lives can help us goal focus and drive our decisions today :)
    You're doing great and I'm hoping the next ten years are wonderful for you!
    2956 days ago
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