In February 2013, as an almost nineteen-year-old, I wrote a post where I described my dream for my future life when I would be around age thirty. Seven years later, a lot has changed, including my vision of what I'd like my future to be. So I thought I'd share a 2020 update of what I, twenty-six-year-old Kira, dream for my future! This future vision could happen really anytime, and I would be happy with it, so I won't be specific about what age I am here. Life happens on its own timeline, after all.
First, in line with the previous version, here's a terrible Paint drawing of my dream!
Okay! So, in the real ideal future, there will be a cure for my chronic illnesses. Unfortunately, there's really no way to know when medical science will make that kind of leap forward, and I can't wait around for it to happen.
That's why I'm presenting what I hope is a little more realistic version of what I can maybe imagine happening for me with my chronic illnesses. In this future, I have my dream library with walls covered in books and a reading nook by the window and all of that. There is a special shelf by the reading nook filled with many different books that I have written and published! I also have my writing chair and a book cover poster of some kind. (For more about my authorly dream future, check out this recent post.)
I am married to a kind and loving LDS guy, who is just a generic dude in this picture because I'm not all that concerned about his looks. He will have his own passions and interests, because I like passionate people, but he'll also have a lot on his plate being married to me, unfortunately. 😬 I would like for us to adopt a child because I've always wanted to have my own family and because I don't think becoming pregnant/giving birth myself would be a good idea, considering the chaotic and fragile state of my health. I'm also sick enough now (and aware enough of the difficulties of adoption) that, unlike before, I'm no longer wanting to adopt more than one child. Even one will be a huge challenge, but I think it'll be worth it!
In the picture, our child is a red-haired girl. This is because of a family trend of sorts that's been happening on my mother's side for at least four generations. My great-grandmother had red hair, and she was the only daughter in her family. My grandmother was her only daughter, and she had brown-blonde hair. My mother is her only daughter and has red hair, and I am my mother's only daughter and have brown-blonde hair. So it'd be nice to keep up the tradition! In all honesty, though, I'm open to our child being whoever they are meant to be.
We also have a cat (maybe Spartacus), and we are chilling out together. It's not pictured here, but I'm sure I also have my friends I talk to a lot on social media, and my husband and I are in touch with our parents and siblings and such. I'm probably still doing some freelance editing. It's a nice life!
So what's your dream future? Tell me about it in the comments, and I'll be back with a new post next week!
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