Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Topical Tuesday - Past, Present & Future

Topical Tuesday

This weeks Topical Tuesday is in three parts. It all about reflections -

Where were you ten years ago?
Ten years ago today I was in Georgia. I lived at Camp Josey Rd in Blythe GA and worked at the VA in Augusta GA. We were living in a trailer that I had bought for 1600 dollars and only had to pay a lot payment. If I would have been smarter then I would have done a better job at saving and investing back then. We still had our Tippy dog in our lives then and I am glad this blog made me think of her as I really loved that doggie. I don't remember much more about my life at that time...it was pretty uneventful. I did have nights that I looked forward to going to my bffl's place and helping her to escape to an evening out, but other than that we just did not do a lot back then.

Where are you now?
Ah, well, a lot has happened in the last ten years. We are now living in the DFW area for the second time and happier than we have been in a long time. We are a little smarter with money, but still not as smart as we need to be. I have moved up in the VA and have more than doubled my salary from what it was 10 years ago. I have a lot more responsibility to go with that salary. We still do not have children, but w talk about the day we have our own home and will foster and possibly adopt. I miss my BFFL and being the selfish person that I am wish that she would move to this area.

Where would you like to be in ten years?
In ten years I assume I will still be in the DFW area as I have promised my hubby I would not move anymore. He would however let me move to Charleston in a second... I would be in my own home for at least five years if plans go as I hope they will. I can retire from the government in ten years so I will be making a big decision...to stay for another 9 or to get out and do something different...real estate or teach are the two I am looking at right now. We would have children in our lives and would be much happier for it...we look forward to sharing our lives with children and providing them a loving family to call their own. And just maybe my BFFL will live within 15 minutes of me and we will be spending a large amount of our free time in each other's company.


  1. Isn't it interesting to look back to see where we were as compared to where we are today.

    I ought to do that for bigger blocks of time so I get a better sence of what's moved/changed.

    Nicely done. Ty.

  2. This was great to read. It's always pleasant to read that people are doing better than they were 10 years ago. I"m very happy for you. It seems like you're still on the right track. I hope to see your post over at Topical Tuesday again soon.