1. Started and finished med school
2. G5P2, each with its own crazy drama
3. Started to be a mom to the most amazing boys
4. Quit taking **** from my husband
5. Quit taking **** from anyone else
6. Survived intern year while breastfeeding (actually it was pumping since I hardly saw him)
7. Turned 40
8. Stepped off the guilt train (at least temporarily)
9. Had life-threatening accident
10. Learned to be truly compassionate to myself
11. Got published, twice
1. Finish residency
2. Try to have more children
3. Re-establish my relationship with my hubbie
4. Buy a house and live it in without moving for at least a decade
5. Buy a piano
6. Publish more
8. Get out of debt
9. Call old friends
10. Spend more time with my family
Since 1999 (in no particular order):
1) Had my fourth (and last) child.
2) Started my first bachelor's degree.
3) Lost over 150 pounds (and gained a bit back).
4) Celebrated my 15th wedding anniversary.
5) Made the decision to pursue Medical School
6) Began avidly volunteering.
7) Designed our home.
Was struck by economic disaster.
9) Made several INCREDIBLE friends.
10) Learned to be not only tolerant of but celebratory towards others' differences.
Next 10 years:
1) Become a physician.
2) Watch all four of my children graduate from high school and become adults.
3) Continue donating as much service to others as time will allow.
4) Resume quilting (I miss it).
5) Celebrate my 25th wedding anniversary.
6) Become an expert at Guitar Hero .
7) Travel out of the country at least once.
Go back to my hometown and visit with old friends and family.
9) Reach my goal weight and maintain it.
10) Pay off all my debt.
In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps. Proverbs 16:9