Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Non-Sense Afternoon Ramblings

Today I was asked a random question over a little morning gchat session: “So, where do you see yourself in 10 years?” I was taken back by this, because I haven’t really thought about it.

When asked this question as a senior in high school (18 and a blasted idiot that thought she knew it all), my answer was this: “Living in Dallas married to my OU sweetheart (yes, I have always been a cheeseball), 3 kids and I would be a psychiatrist.” Who was I at 18? I don’t know if I knew. All those dreams at the age of 18 have been crushed…. But then again, who’s dreams were they?

When asked this question today, I didn’t have an answer. Where the heck will I be in 10 years? I have no idea.

Last week, the Today show did a segment on what the co-hosts do when they are not on TV. Anne Currey’s segment really opened my eyes and has had me thinking for the past week – what do I really want to be doing with my life and am I doing what I want to do? From what I know about Anne (well, okay, I only know her on TV, but she did step on my mother’s foot in NYC, so I feel like we do have a connection), she’s a well rounded/balanced woman. She was talking about her passion for photography and how a doctor once told her to find her passion and do it for at least an hour a day.

My passion would have to be arts and crafts. Any sort of creative task has the ability to clear my head and put me in a better mood. Does this mean I should be teaching a children’s art class? Should I be giving scrap booking lessons at Hobby Lobby? I haven’t a clue.

Let’s just say I have been puzzled for the past week. This goes against my new year’s resolution of “Living in the Now.” But I have never kept a new years resolution, so what’s new.

But ask yourself- where do you see yourself in 10 years?

I am reading Kelly Cutrone’s new book: “If you have to cry, go outside.” That woman is a hell-raiser, but it’s clear to me that she has found her passion. Now it’s time to find mine…..

Or, I think it's actually time to go get a Dove chocolate for an inspirational quote.

Somedays don't you wish there really was a "yellow brick road" to follow?


  1. Great post Ande. People ask that question all the time, but you know what, nobody really knows without a shadow of a doubt what tomorrow holds. Much less what it is going to hold in ten years :)

    I use to have this reoccuring dream of myself getting married all the time. And it was funny because as I would be walking down the aisle, the groom was there, but he had no face. I use to think that meant I would never get married. But look at me now.... Happily married and proud mother of Velcro Dog. If you would have asked me 5 years ago if I were going to be married in 5 years I probably would have said "no".

    One last thing... The new guy I work with, his girlfriend use to work for Kelly Cutrone at People's Revolution and she is on her reality show every once in a while. Pretty cool.


  2. I had a dream last night that the Raiders drafted Tim Tebow.