For me, many of my hopes and dreams were shattered in the last couple of years. The life I was living was wonderful and in the middle of accomplishing most of my dreams. Yet, I am pleased to report that those shattered dreams have been replaced by new hopes and dreams and I am excited and happy for my future.
- Have my children lead happy, accomplished, and fulfilled lives.
- Become a temple worker.
- Go back to school either for a master's or a second degree....probably in accounting, architecture, school library science, or school counseling.
- Serve at least three missions.
- Marry in the temple to the man of my dreams.
- Be an amazing and loving step-mom.
- Travel...particularly to Guatemala and to Europe.
- Write a book about being an LDS divorced woman and the struggles and triumphs that entails, particularly how relying on the Lord changes everything.
- Put in a swimming pool.
- Remain debt-free, with the exception of my house. If I can't afford it, I don't need it.
- Become a professional organizer.
- Have more children (after marrying that man of my dreams, of course!)
- Watch all my children (the three I have now, my step children, and my future children) be raised in righteousness, serve missions, attend the temple, and marry in the House of the Lord.
- Run a non-profit budgeting center to help families learn how to budget and carry out the plans.
- Build a house...from scratch. Only hiring out for a few things. I love power tools and I love building. I would love to participate in framing, drywalling, electrical, painting, and everything else.
- Foster children.
- Smile, laugh, and enjoy every day.
- Die knowing that I have done the work I was sent here to do and hopefully can rejoice in hearing, "Well done, my good and faithful [daughter]!"