This week’s Saturday Sidebar Question comes from World Moms Blog writer Maggie Ellison.  She wanted our writers to look ahead and asked them to finish this sentence,

“In five years, I want to …..”

Read on to see how some of our World Moms responded.

Dr. Lanham of Arizona, USA writes:
“In five years I will be impacting lives by being a syndicated columnist managing my family’s careers all while owning and running my teen nonprofit Hodge Podge the Teen Cafe™.”

Jennifer Burden of New Jersey, USA writes:
“In five years I want to be tucking my 9 year old and 5 year old into bed, celebrating my 15 year wedding anniversary, speaking French well, reminiscing with family and old friends and making a GIGANTIC positive difference in the lives of others in the name of social good with our World Moms Blog network!”

FireCrystals of India writes:
“In five years I want to be working for myself in my own business, helping my son with his studies and be able to cook something edible in my new home.”

The Alchemist of India writes:
“In five years I will be running my own weekly magazine centered around parenting, motherhood and baby care.  I will also have published my novel.

Nice question Maggie 🙂  I love all your questions!!”

Diana @Hormonal Imbalances of Texas, USA writes:
“In five years I want to have a book published and make a steady income as a work-at-home mom who writes.”

Courtney Cappallo of Massachusetts, USA writes:
“In five years I will have an 11-year-old and an 8-year-old. I cannot even imagine the day when we won’t be listening to silly songs and reading young children’s books. For sure, I am going to miss the days I am living in right now.

I hope to have my art book published which in turn I hope it will help parents and children discover an appreciation and love for the arts. I hope to be fluent in Spanish and working on mastering another foreign language. I hope to have a green thumb, like my husband’s.”

Kristen Kolb of Switzerland writes:
“In five years I hope to be embracing whatever new adventure we are embarking on. With my husband being a Foreign Service Officer I can pretty much assume we will be on the move again! In five years I hope to be making the move with much more ease (not pregnant or with toddlers like most of our moves) and diving in to learn a new language and culture! I want to be planning less and enjoying more!!! I want to be finding a balance to do more things that I enjoy like writing and photography while still cherishing my moments as a mom!”

Kyla P’an of Massachusetts, USA writes:
“In five years I hope we’ll finally be living over seas (after talking about it for 10 years already), exposing our kids to multiple foreign cultures, learning a new language and making a bigger dent in that children’s book I always talk about writing. I hope we’ll have paid off most of my husband’s grad school loans and that I’ll be doing something that contributes more substantially to our family’s bottom line.”

Eva Fannon of Washington State, USA writes:
“Looking down the road can be scary, but exciting too.  And wow, five years seems far away, but I know it will be here before I know it.

In five years I want to be enjoying more time doing hobbies I like to do for myself (running, reading, photography, arts and crafts, gardening) since my girls will be more independent.  It is challenging to do these things now as a working mom with a two kids under six years old.  I also want to be living closer to my parents…in a foreign country :)”

What about you…what do you envision for yourself in five years?  

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– World Moms Blog

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