Where Would You Be Ten Years From Now?

Where Would You Be?

Where Would You Be - empty nesters

If you could look ahead 10 years in your future, what would you like to see? Where would you be? Would you like for your life to be totally different? Or would you like it to be just the way it is no, save for a few years adjustments?

Where Would You Be – Martina McBride

When I first read the question prompt for today, I instantly thought of “Where Would You Be,” by Martina McBride. I would love for my husband and I to both be able to work solely from home. I don’t want to be retired at that age, but I would like for us both to have jobs that are mobile and have the option to work fewer hours should we so choose. I will be in my late 40s and it would be awesome if we could both have a lot more time with each other. We have devoted so much time to work. I would love to make up for some of that time away.


Who knows, we might kill each other in semi-retirement and when we have an empty nest! But we might find it utterly relaxing and really like each other. ๐Ÿ™‚ My ultimate goal in life would be for us to be able to be snowbirds at the beach during the winter and still live at our home the rest of the year. I would also love to eventually own an RV and actually have the time to be able to travel in it. My husband and I do not currently get to take many vacations together, so taking an extended one with no hardcore itinerary to follow and a clock to constantly watch sounds like tons of fun.

I would also like to be able to say that my daughter is happy in whatever she is doing – whether that be college, marriage, raising kids, whatever. I hope that we have raised her well enough that leaving home will not be too hard for her. I hope that we have adapted her as well as we can to whatever life will be like for her on her own so that she does not have too much trouble. And I hope that we are close enough that she does miss us at least a little. We don’t want leaving to be TOO easy. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Where Would You Be If You Could Look Ahead 10 Years?

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About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for EatPlayRock.com, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.


  1. Ten years from now, I’ll be in my mid-50’s … my girls will be grown and living their own lives, and I hope they are happy, well-adjusted, and following God’s will for their lives. As for me, I hope I’m a bit more organized and am doing what I love which is creating things with fabric and yarn.

    • I used to crochet. I was no expert or anything, but it was a lot of fun! I need to finish that blanket I started YEARS ago!


  2. That’s a tough question! Right off, I don’t really know. What I do know is I hope my health is good and I have my home to still live in.

  3. My husband will finally be out of school and we’ll probably have a couple more kids.

  4. I do not plan that far out anymore, I hope and pray I will still be here for my family. On another note, so glad your site is back up and running, missed you while you were having the technical issues!!

  5. I’ve learnt to live for today and not to think to far ahead, enjoy today because tomorrow may never come. My only hopes for 10 years from now, is to still have my husband by my side to watch our grandchildrengrow into beautiful young women starting their lives.

  6. I’m not really sure to be honest. In 10 years both kids will be out on their own & hopefully happy and well adjusted. I’d like to think I’ll still be blogging and loving every minute of it. I hope that my husband and I are still happy and healthy together. I just try to take it day by day.

  7. Social media changes so quickly that I don’t even know what “blogs” will look like in 10 years. As for me, I’ll be 37 years old and will have a 21 year old (HOLY CRAP!), 17 year old, and 16 year old (shoot me now!).


    I really didn’t want to think about that.

    Thanks. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. WOW is this weird to think of…it seems like ten years will come and go in an instant! I will be 52 and still have ten years to work for retirement. Two of kids will be well into their adult lives and the youngest will be 20. I hope to be an elementary school teacher and not worrying about money for the first time in my life. I want to have money to take my kids on fun vacations as adults that I could do when they were growing up.

  9. I will hopefully have happy and healthy teenage kids, enjoying my job, and working hard to stay fit and young looking!