In ten years I'll be 37. 37!?! Give me a second while my sudden heart palpitations calm down... Okay, maybe more than a second...
"Where do you see yourself in ten years?" That's probably the most exciting, and most terrifying question you can ask a person. Exciting, because it makes me think of all the wonderful things that still lie ahead for me; the places I'm going to travel to, the special days that I'll celebrate, the new adventures I'll embark on, and the opportunities that'll come my way.
Terrifying, because I know that it will take a lot of courage, ambition and hard work to reach most of my goals by then. Also, I'm not sure if I know exactly where I WANT to be then, as there are many huge things that The Boyfriend and I have not 100% decided on. Do we want kids? How many? Where will we live? Career paths?
I don't want to delve too deep into this topic, as I know that I'll probably change my mind of where I'll want to be by the time I'm 37. But, for the sake of today's topic, I'll sketch my dream life for you, totally based off of how I feel right now. Like, today.
I see myself married, with maybe a kid or two. Definitely two dogs! We live in a beautiful house that we designed ourselves, somewhere close to the beach, where the weather is always nice. The Boyfriend, by now The Husband, has an awesome job which allows us to travel all over the world frequently. I own a successful business, either a lovely little cafe, or a cute boutique. Of course, we are also happy and healthy, and living the dream.
But, this might turn out to be just that; a dream. Although, when I think about it now, all of this is not totally out of reach for us, as The Boyfriend and I are both very hardworking and ambitious people. We view the world as a place full of opportunity and we're not scared to try new things, take on the unknown, and work hard for what we want.
Honestly, I know we can do basically anything we put our minds to. But, I'll guess I'll have to wait and see what happens, and it really all depends on what I dream about tomorrow, and the day after that. The world is our oyster, and I prefer having my future unwritten.