I have mixed feelings on the royal wedding. I’m interested in some things — what Kate will wear, whether William will cry, where they will honeymoon and what their married lives will be like.
Not so interested in the rest.
But one piece of news has been fascinating me this week — that Kate is likely to drop the “obey” line of the traditional ceremony vows. There’s precedent for the change, thanks to Kate’s mother-in-law Diana. But for a woman who is entering into one of the most traditional, rule-following families in the world, I find it interesting what she is putting her foot down about.
If you are married or hope to be married some day — what are your feelings on the commitments to love, honor, cherish and obey your spouse?
(P.S. I did not promise to obey, but we had pretty non-traditional, non-religious vows).
Back to the 30 Day Challenge! You can catch up on all of my entries here.
Where You’d Like to Be in 10 Years
Wow…in 10 years I will be 41, a number that only scares me because it seems to mark a major shift in one of the most pressing things on my mind today. Fertility.
I have addressed my feelings on having kids in the past (“Is There a Right Time?“). I love kids. I desperately want kids…someday. And I don’t think my life would be complete without them.
So in 10 years, I would like to have at least one healthy, happy child. Maybe two or three.
I just celebrated my 5-year wedding anniversary and as I told you, I’m happier than ever. I work at my marriage all the time, and I know that there are most likely some bumps on my future road. But I vow to work through them as best I can and to be Lucas’ best friend for years to come.
So in 10 years, I’ll celebrate my 15th wedding anniversary with Lucas.
In terms of my career, I’m passionate about what I do, and where I do it. My full time job at Growing Bolder TV fulfills and challenges me, and I work with and for friends. In 10 years, I believe that Growing Bolder will continue to get bigger and more well-known, and that people all over the world will be able to watch our show and look to our social media efforts as examples of how to do things right.
So in 10 years, I’d like to be Executive Producer of Growing Bolder, overseeing an international series of television and radio programs, with a staff of dozens and a few awards with my name on them.
With this blog — I’d like to still be writing and sharing information. The technology will most certainly change, but I’d like to stay on top of things…emerging as a leader in using social media, technology tools and other resources to connect healthy living, mommy and fitness bloggers. That goes for #Fitblog Chats on Twitter, too.
So in 10 years, I’d like to be known as a leader in the blogging community, with a readership in the Top 10 of technology websites and a large, active #Fitblog community.
I love speaking and making presentations — it’s a rush for me personally, yes, but I really get the most fulfillment out of helping people solve problems or brainstorm new ideas.
So in 10 years, I’d like to be a regular on the speaking circuit for both technology/blogging and healthy living conferences.
I love to travel, both in the United States and abroad, and I’ve been sadly lacking in that department in the last few years. Part of the reason that Lucas and I have held off on having kids is so that we had the time and money for travel.
So in 10 years, I’d like to have visited several countries in Europe and seen some key U.S. cities.
I currently live in Florida…a state that I believed would only be home for a year or two. It’s been seven. I very much want to be working for Growing Bolder, and very much want kids, but don’t very much want to do either in Florida (sorry, Sunshine State).
So in 10 years, I’d like to be living in Seattle, New England OR on a beach somewhere.
I have completed several fitness goals — three half marathons, several triathlons, strength training and more. But there are more goals to achieve.
So in 10 years, I’ll still be running, competing in triathlon and pushing my body to its limits.
Where will YOU be in 10 years?