Day 2 - Where you'd like to be in 10 years.
This one actually took a lot of thought. 5 years I can kind of expect to be thinking about, but 10? That's so far ahead in time that it's a real struggle to even really imagine it. BUT I'LL GIVE IT A GO!
In 10 Years, Ash will have done or be doing -
Being a convert is hard. My life is generally separated into two halves; Before I joined the church, and after. Often it's hard to let go and put what I did before I became a member behind me, because I was a completely different person back then.
I hope that I'm still a very active member, whose faith has increased and is steadfast. Who has a deepened relationship with her Saviour who loves her and she can rely on for anything, and that she prays often to her Heavenly Father. I hope that I actively go to the temple, and is working on my family work and hopefully teaching the rest of my family about the gospel and what it means.
First things first, I really hope that I am a return missionary. I know it's kind of an odd thing to start with, but a mission is very important to me. While it's a real struggle to prepare for right now, I hope that in 10 years I can be talking to my husband about our missionaries and sharing with our children how they blessed our lives and speaking about the people that we met and taught, and I can share that my own personal conversion story with them.
I'd love to know that I got to serve a year and half fully dedicated to the Lord and about finding more of his children to share the gospel with.
I'm so eager for marriage, even though I know that it's going to be the toughest thing that I might possibly go through. I hope that I marry a man who who loves me with all he can, just as I will love him, and that he will care for me with the same vigor that I will him. I hope that we make each other laugh by doing dumb things like pulling funny faces or doing weird noises. I hope that he will do odd things like brush my hair, or allow me to jetpack him when he sleeps (Who needs to be the little spoon or big spoon when one can be a Jetpack?) and I hope that we choose each other everyday.
I cannot wait until the day when I have little Mini-Me's of my husband and I running around, playing. I look forward to the days when I have someone trust in me so completely, that knows I will provide in every single way for them, and believes I can kiss away their hurt.
I look forward to the games of make-believe, and running around the yard with them, and re-watching all my favourite Disney movies because my children will be raised on Disney.
I hope my children will love me reading them books at Story Time and giving them hugs and kisses before bed. I can't even wait for all the toys everywhere, the drawings of a child littered on the walls (On paper of course), and to see their smiles light up when they continually learn new things.
I want to be still passionate about writing, and possibly have written a few books, if not at least one.
Writing to me is something so personal and it releases the things that bottle up in my head, allowing me to spill them out without the fumbling that talking gives.
If I do work and am not a full-time mother who has been blessed with the opportunity to not have to work, then I hope I get to work with children or something involving kids. Childcare, a nanny, a children's book author, something involving kids!