My Next Fifty Years

By Kathrese McKee | ROW80

Photo by ewg3D via

Listening to Tim McGraw sing his song, “My Next Thirty Years,” made me stop and consider my future. In his song, he implies that he’s just turned thirty. Given that I’ve crossed the Human Date Line of fifty years, I’ve decided to look ahead to my next fifty years. See? I do listen to music that’s not in my top ten favorites.

Like McGraw, I plan to “Spend precious moments with the ones that I hold dear.” Unlike McGraw, I don’t plan to settle old scores or figure out what I’m doing here. Forget it. Settling old scores is a complete waste of time. I’d rather forgive old scores. As for figuring out what I’m doing here, now that I have given my life to God, what I’m doing here is a day-to-day endeavor. Sure, I’m headed down the writing road, buy where that road takes me is in God’s hands. I’m focused, but flexible.

Since I hope to resemble the skeleton in the photo by that time (Oh, God! Please!), I will speculate about life in 2062. If I’m still kicking in fifty years, I want fusion power to work. I mean, figure it out already! While you’re at it, I want to use a transporter like in Star Trek.  Along with world peace, I wish we could find a way to blend conservation with progress without burning our iPhone’s and living in communes. Here’s my list. What’s on yours?

The Bucket List

  1. Fusion power
  2. Transporter and Holodeck
  3. Conservation blended with progress.
  4. Texas independence (Oops, that one just slipped out.)
  5. Live in an Earthship
  6. Space travel
  7. Books read by thousands during my lifetime, including my grandchildren.
What on your bucket list? Please tell us in the comments below.

ROW80 Progress

I’m on a Monday to Sunday work week, and since today is Wednesday, that means evaluating my progress at the halfway point of my week. I don’t do a mid-week update to total words.

  • Goal 1 – Complete 4,000+ words/week for Twin Kingdoms (I spent my time on revisions)
  • Goal 2 – Complete one post for Christ’s Reflections (No.)
  • Goal 3 – Complete one post for (Research is complete.)
  • Goal 4 – Complete two posts for (One down.)
  • Goal 5 – 4 tweets/day (Check.)
  • Goal 6 – 2 comments/day on other blogs (Check.)
  • Goal 7 – Read one non-fiction book/week (I’m reading.)

Dear Reader,

Thanks for reading my post. Please leave a question or comment before you leave. 

Kathrese McKee

About the Author

Texas author, Kathrese McKee, writes epic adventures for young adults and anyone else who enjoys pirates and princesses combined with life’s difficult questions. She is committed to exciting stories, appropriate content, and quality craftsmanship.

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