I think about the future often. Like really often. Since Dj and I are so far away, a lot of times we talk about our future and how we can't wait to fast forward a little so we can finally be together for good. Sometimes I get too caught up in the future, and I forget to enjoy the present. Today I was thinking about how truly blessed I am, and again how thankful I am for everything I have. I have a car to get me around, I'm going to school for absolutely free, I have an amazing job, I'm in love with the most perfect man, and I have amazing friends and family. Even though I might take it all for granted and wish I could skip through the next few years, I really have a lot to be happy with right now.
But just because I have a lot of good things in my life right now doesn't mean I can't get excited for the future, right? (Excuse that double negative, but I'm not changing it) It makes me happy to think about where I'll be in the future.
Three years from now...
I'll be finishing my masters. I'll be graduating from my undergrad in about a year and a half, and then I want to get my master's in early childhood education. So in three years from now, hopefully I'll be close to the end of my schooling for good.
I'll be married to the love of my life. Handsome and I really want to get married as soon as possible, but we're waiting until I finish my degree. So once I graduate from U of A, I can go live with him and we can get married shortly after!
I'll be living somewhere awesome. Of course, I don't get to choose where we live, the military will do that for us. But hopefully we can live somewhere new and exciting, which is really anywhere besides Arizona for me.
I can go to Europe again. We really want to go back. If you haven't read about my trip there yet, you can do that here.
If Dj could get stationed somewhere in Europe again, that would be awesome. He misses it so much and I know he would be so happy to be back in Germany (as long as I could go with him). But if not, we still really want to take a trip back there. I'd love to go to Spain. We also talk a lot about maybe traveling somewhere in South America. Either way, we definitely want to get a lot of traveling done while it's just the two of us!
I love thinking about my life in the future, mostly because I'll be with Handsome. We'll have our own house, we'll get to see each other every single day, and we'll have a cute little puppy that we can take care of together.
But as much as I love to think about the future, I'm trying my best to stay positive and focus on the great things in my life right now.