Someday I will have a house with room for the kids to play.
Someday we will have a car that doesn't break down.
Someday we won't have any debt.
Someday I will be a morning person (yeah right!).
Someday I will get a good night's sleep (again, yeah right!).
Someday I will get my visiting teaching done at the first of the month.
Someday my husband will be able to come home and relax with us instead of constantly studying.
Someday we will have money to buy fun things and not worry about bills all the time.
And much more. You get the idea.
Well I feel like it's been holding me back by constantly looking forward to that SOMEDAY. I realize that a lot of these "somedays" will never happen. Like the unrealistic assumption that my entire personality will change and I will suddenly be a morning person...pretty sure that will never happen. Although there are multiple women in my ward who claim that if you do this crazy raw food diet you will suddenly have the energy and desire to wake up at 5 am. Welp. I'll just take their word for it on that one. I like my carbs, and my sleep.
I know we all do this because even that crazy selfish woman who wrote "Eat, Pray, Love" talked about her friend and how she was in beautiful Italy and she said, "Someday I'm going to come back here" instead of enjoying the moment she was ACTUALLY there! (disclaimer: I hated this book and I'm okay with the fact that I am probably the only one.) I am trying to take the word "someday" out of my daily vocabulary and enjoy this simple life I have now. For example, today I realized I am grateful for a tiny apartment that only takes a small amount of time to clean. It leaves me more time to play with my cute kids. "Someday" (he he) they will be grown up and gone and I will miss these days. Then I'll probably have the "Remember when" problem!
But seriously. What are some of your "somedays" and what do you do to enjoy the now?