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Dreaming And Planning For The Future

Just as everyone else I dream about what my future would look like... Will I ever have my own apartment? Will I be okay living on my own someday? Will I someday get the courage to drive? Will I ever be married one day? Will I have my own dog? Will I get my own book out someday? Will I have a job that pays me enough money to buy my own things?

These questions I ask myself almost everyday. I am sure that you ask yourself this question as well. Someday's I might even worry about the future. But most of the time I try to trust that God knows what He is doing. It is normal to ask yourself these questions. For me today at age 22 years old I am still working on things that will help me in the future. As in working on daily living skills, working with CLS, cooking etc. As I shared in my post about how 22q impacts my daily living.

As someone with 22q Deletion Syndrome and executive function there may be some worries about what my future will look like and I do sometimes wonder will I ever be able to do this? Or do that?. Will I gain better independent living skills? That is my hope and I think it's my families hope too. At my age, although I am still working on independent living skills doesn't mean I won't get to where I want to be but with practice and patience I can do anything that I put my mind too especially if God's got my back. Do you have a goal that you are working on this year that you know will make a good change for you? Do you have someone in your life that you trust who could help you to reach your biggest life goals? A loyal friend? A trusted family member? If you don't have someone in your life who is helping you, you could always reach out to someone who you believe would be nice enough to help you. Have you ever heard of a vision board? A couple months ago my cousin/CLS helper helped me create a vision board which is you find a plain board of any kind and you find pictures from like magazines to cut out that talk about your goals, or pictures that remind you of your goals that may inspire you. Quotes that inspire you and motivate you. I really like my vision board and sometimes when I look at it it reminds me to continue on pushing for my dreams and goals. There are also other resources out there like books and journals to help you plan your goals.

No goal is too big for you to achieve. If you really desire to do something or achieve something and are determined to do so, work at it and you will get there. If God has that plan in His mind too it will happen. Sometimes we need to wait patiently, do our part, and trust in God.

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