Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Future Timeline

As a second part to Tuesday's post (and I actually wrote this and the other one between Mexico City and Lake Powell trips), I wanted to throw it forward and try to anticipate what the future will hold for the LB clan. Let's see what we've got here in our crystal ball.

Aug 19, 2009. Mrs LB and I are married 10 years. Our daughters are 5 and 3. Yvie is about to start first grade. I'm a freelance writer and my wife is a manager at her LA-based company.

Aug. 19, 2010. Our daughters are 6 and 4. I've recently spent a month in South Africa, covering the world's biggest sporting event. I'm debating whether I want to run my second marathon of the year or if I should wait until Surf City 2011 to run another 26.2. Our four-year-old will soon start kindergarten.

Aug. 19, 2012. Our daughters are 8 and 6. Yvie has decided she prefers to dance instead of play soccer, so she does traditional ballet and ballet folklorico. Mrs. LB is now a director with her company. While my writing business is still going strong, I begin attending culinary school. I'm a four-time marathoner.

Aug. 19, 2014. Mrs. LB and I have been married 15 years. Our daughters are 10 and 8. Yvie's love of dance is a constant while Kennedy balances ballet with soccer. After spending a month in Brazil covering the world's greatest sporting event, I am now an ex-writer and work as a pastry chef. After seven years with her LA-based comapny, Mrs. LB has left the position and now works close to home.

Aug. 19, 2019. To celebrate our 20-year anniversary, Mrs. LB and I take that trip to Tulum, Mexico, we've always wanted to take. Our daughters are 15 and 13. Yvie just finished her sophomore year of high school. She travels across Southern California and performs with her ballet folklorico group. Kennedy will soon start high school, where she will be a top player on her freshman girls soccer team. I work as an executive pastry chef at a local restaurant.

Aug. 19, 2022. Mrs. LB and I have been married 23 years. Our daughters are 17 and 15. Yvie will soon leave home to attend the University Autonoma of Barcelona, where she will major in International Studies. We are excited, sad and worried. Kennedy enjoys soccer and plays for both high school and club. Mrs. LB has become a consultant and earns a lot of money for not-a-lot of work. I'm taking classes to try and get a Master's in business administration.

Aug. 19, 2026. Mrs. LB and I have been married 27 years. Our daughters are 21 and 19. Yvie graduated from her school in Barcelona and will soon begin a Master's program at Buenos Aires University in Argentina. Kennedy plays soccer for an out-of-state Division II University after having received a scholarship. She plays regularly and enjoys it, and we try and go when we can. She majors in entomology. Mrs. LB likes her consulting business but is attending law school because she wants a change of pace. I recently opened Bueno's Bakery & Cafe and business is thriving. We specialize in healthy baked goods, but we make some mean cinnamon rolls.

Aug. 19, 2033. To celebrate our 34th anniversary, Mrs. LB and I take a weeklong trip to Costa Rica followed by a weeklong trip to Montreal, for old time's sake. Our daughters are 28 and 26. Yvie works at the American embassy in Santiago, Chile, and we visit when we can. Kennedy works as an entomologist for an out-of-state zoo, where she is in charge of their butterfly gardens. She often travels to Central and South America to study and bring back different tropical butterfly species. Mrs. LB works as a lawyer, though mostly takes on unglamorous pro-bono cases. There are four Bueno's Bakery & Cafes across Southern California. I've run at least one marathon a year for 23 consecutive years, including ones in Barcelona, Buenos Aires and Santiago.

7 comments:

5thsister said...

This was fun to read. I hope to still "know" you when you open up your bakery and cafe!

Angie Eats Peace said...

This was so neat.
I am reading The Time Traveller's wife right now, and your last 2 posts have reminded me of it.

Please carry a few vegan cupcakes at your bakery. :)

Angie Eats Peace said...

This was so neat.
I am reading The Time Traveller's wife right now, and your last 2 posts have reminded me of it.

Please carry a few vegan cupcakes at your bakery. :)

Angie Eats Peace said...

This was so neat.
I am reading The Time Traveller's wife right now, and your last 2 posts have reminded me of it.

Please carry a few vegan cupcakes at your bakery. :)

Sarah said...

That was cool--may all of it come true! Can't wait to eat at your bakery:)

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

That sounds like a great future- isn't it fun to daydream?

Willoughby said...

Another great timeline! I'm planning a vacation to LA in 2026 just so we can visit your cafe/bakery. Blog buddies get a discount, right?