My Looking-Ahead List: 15 Exciting Things (Updated)

My Looking-Ahead List: 15 Exciting Things (Updated)

Hi there! Happy Tuesday to you. ❀ Last summer, I wrote a post that was very similar to this one, and I loved getting to list all of the things I’m excited to experience one day! This is a realistic bucket list of sorts – instead of choosing different things that I’d like to see happen, I’m including fifteen things that I know will happen in the years to come. ❀ This ensures that I won’t be disappointed, haha! If you’d like to read the looking-ahead list I wrote last July, click here πŸ™‚ Intro aside, I’m happy to know share with you the 15 exciting things I’ve come up with for today! Enjoy!


My Looking-Ahead List: 15 Exciting Things
(Updated For 2018)

1. The day I have a happy, comfortable smile. Since I was eight years old, I’ve been struggling with sensitive gums, crowded teeth, misalignment, and stressful dentist visits. I am deeply looking forward to the day I’m done with braces and any other work I’ll need done – I’m on my way to healing!

2. Officially learning to ride a horse. Having gotten to do this three times these last few months, I am certain that I’ll take lessons one day to know how to properly care for and correctly ride a horse! I dream of one day having my own and getting to spend more time with those sweet creatures. ❀

3. The day I get my first job. I have mentioned that I’ve been looking into getting work since just before I turned 16, haha, but that hasn’t happened yet! I think I’ll begin working either this summer or upcoming fall.

4. Getting to know my future husband. My love life (or lack thereof, hehe) is not something I mention much on here. However, I must let you know that spending my teenage years reading beautiful romance novels has certainly strengthened my desire to one day have a love story of my own!

5. Having a child of my own. The day the Lord calms my fears involving childbirth is the same day I’ll adore the thought of having my own beautiful baby. ❀ Adoption is still strongly on my heart, though!

6. Having my own home to furnish. I have come to realize in my years of bedroom decorating just how much I love interior design! I’m excited by the thought of one day getting to decorate an entire house and not just my little living space.

7. Pursuing the career path the Lord has for me. I still cannot tell you what this will be, although I will say that my extensive love for educational things, being happy with where He leads me will not be a problem, haha!

8. Getting to swim again. It has actually been a few years since I was able to go swimming. We don’t live too close to the ocean, and we don’t know anyone with a pool. *sighs* One day!

9. Attending my siblings’ weddings. This is quite a distance into the future, and is extremely sentimental, but I absolutely adore the thought of being present for all of my younger siblings’ weddings! Special occasions are so much fun, and getting to be there for their special days would make me very happy.

10. Becoming fluent in Spanish. I have highs and lows in my interest in language-learning, and at the moment I’m actually taking a break. However, I still believe that I will eventually attain fluency en espaΓ±ol, and I can’t wait for that day!

11. Gaining confidence when posing for pictures. In doing more ‘outfit of the day’ photoshoots with my mom (check out my latest one here!), this is slowly getting easier to do!

12. Getting to travel the world. There are many spots in America that are on my list, but I’m also looking forward to one day (hopefully!) visiting Europe, and possibly some places in Central America, as well. πŸ™‚

13. Buying my dream car. For the past four years or so, I’ve had my heart set on owning my very own green VW Beetle. We’ll see if I’m ever able to own one!

14. Going to an Unspoken concert with my mom this fall. One of our favorite bands is going to be having a concert near us in September, and I’m reallyyyy hoping we’ll get to go!

15. Having a pet again. It has been seven years since I had one, and while the deaths of my favorite guinea pig and cat absolutely broke my heart, I’d really like to have a dog one day. I’m thinking either a Labrador Retriever, or a Pug. Would both work?? xD


Thank you so much for reading! ❀ I loved getting to write about all those things that I’m looking forward to one day doing / having. You’ll have to let me know in the comments below:

What are YOU looking forward to?

I hope you have a beautiful week!

— Maggie

57 thoughts on “My Looking-Ahead List: 15 Exciting Things (Updated)

  1. Those are all great things to look forward to, Maggie! πŸ˜ƒ I am also looking forward to the day when I have a happy, comfortable smile. (When my braces come off) I am looking forward to going on vacation this Friday, and flying to Florida in July! ✈️ Great post, as always! πŸ™‚

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  2. Maggie this is a beautiful list. You have so much determination so I know you’ll do anything you set your mind too. Do they have temp services where you live? Temps are places that hire you just for a certain period of time to do certain types of work. They will help you find the best place for you. They people from all types of backgrounds to race and so on. I’m looking forward to traveling the world and having my own place someday. I’m going to make a list on my blog. I think this is fun and sounds like a good idea. I want to challenge myself a little bit. This is the perfect thing. Thanks so much for sharing.

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      1. You’re welcome. That’s very true Maggie. I hadn’t thought of that. Most of them I would have no doubt would hire you. You would exactly the kind of employee I would want working for me. I wish the best of luck with that. I’ll keep you in my prayers about that. I know you will find something awesome and that makes you happy.

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  3. This is an awesome list! I hope you get to accomplish everything on it because you are an amazing girl with a huge light for God; you are amazing, Maggie. πŸ™‚ I love you, and good luck.

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    1. Thanks Liz! And haha, yes!! Oh my gosh, you’ll absolutely LOVE it! Once you get over the initial fear over riding such a huge animal, it’s pure bliss ❀

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  4. I’m so excited to have my own house to decorate! That’s like my favorite thing in the world to do, and I want a pet as well! It’s been a few years since I’ve had one and I’m so excited (:

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  5. I do love pugs, they are so cute. I would not have one, as their short noses often cause many respiratory issues. But they are so cute!

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  6. what a lovely post, Maggie! I really enjoyed reading it ❀️ it’s hard to believe that not all people pop down to the beach every weekend and have a swim so i wish you luck on finding a pool/ beach close to home!
    sophie xx

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  7. I loved reading this πŸ™‚ sometimes we need to be reminded of the simple things. Maybe I should do a post on Peeking Beneath that is similar to this. I’ve thought about it. If I do I’ll give credit to your post for the inspiration. πŸ™‚ thanks for inspiring!!!

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    1. Thank you! Certainly ❀ That would be lovely! πŸ™‚ Thank you, I’d appreciate that. I’ll look forward (haha, see what I did there?) to reading that post from you!

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  8. This was such a lovely post, Maggie! I loove VW Beetle! It’s one of my favourite cars, along with the Mini Cooper and Fiat 500 ❀
    I can relate to so many things you mentioned in this post! I can't wait to decorate my future home either… and drive my dream car! Uh, so many goals!
    I hope your dreams will come true! πŸ˜€ ❀ It was so much fun to read them!

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    1. Thank you so much, Oxria! ❀ Yes, isn't it a lovely car?? I especially love the older design, although the newer model is pretty, too! πŸ™‚ I hope we can both get our dream cars! Thanks again! ❀

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  9. I really love this post!! ❀ That's cool you'll get your braces soon! I'd like to have braces too because one my canine in crooked and it looks like a vampire's one, hahah! And that's amazing you're going to ride a horse! πŸ˜€ I used to ride a horse when I was younger, but I had some health problems and I had to stop it… I hope to come back to horse riding one day ❀ I'd love to travel the world, too! I've been only 3 times abroad – in Germany, Czech Republic and Slovakia (they're near Poland). My dream is to visit America! Also, I'd like to visit other continents, and more European countries πŸ™‚ I want to have a dog too! Labradors and pugs are cute and very friendly!! My dream dog is a long-haired German Shepherd. Wonderful post, as always! Have a great afternoon, Maggie! πŸ™‚ ❀

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    1. I forgot to tell you that VW Bettle is awesome!! My parents used to have one a few years ago, haha! I’d like to have this car or a mint Fiat 500 on my own πŸ˜€

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    2. Aww thank you so much, Ann! πŸ™‚ ❀ Yes! Even though I’ll probably have to have them for a while, haha, it’ll be awesome to have a straight smile. I hope you get to go horseback-riding again sometime, too! Ooh how did you enjoy visiting those countries? What did you do there? Yes German Shepherds are gorgeous! Thanks Ann, you too!

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      1. I was in Germany just for a few hours but I liked this country and I’d like to visit it once more. I loved Prague in Czech Republic (I was on a school trip there), it’s gorgeous! ❀ I don’t really remember Slovakia because I visited it quite a long time ago, hahah. Thanks! πŸ™‚

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