Thursday, April 11, 2013

Day 2 - Where you would like to be in ten years

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.


  1. It is scary...I will be 43 and I would love to be alive to start with :-)
    and have my hubby and children healthy by my side, in our own house.

  2. I'll be 70 by then, hopefully with a couple of grandchildren and still travelling the world xxx

    1. Oh, I'm sure you'll have grandchildren by then! ;-) Lief vir Mamma! <3

  3. Like you, I don't really want to answer this question. We can try to get a certain job or house within __ years, but I believe that it won't happen if God doesn't will it. I also don't want to rush and settle for something just so I can have it done by a particular age.
    I turned 25 on Monday and I didn't want to still be a cashier at this age...but stuff happens, and a job is a job.

    1. I hope you had a wonderful birthday, Robin! And that 2013 will be a year full of happiness for you. :-)

      You're right, life happens and we can make all the plans we want, in the end we'll end up where we're supposed to end up.

      But I do think that while we are healthy, young and have lots of energy, we shouldn't just sit back and watch life go by, we should say yes to opportunities, take chances and try new things.

      Have a nice weekend! xxx

  4. I don't really want to answer this question either, jeez. I just kind of want life to happen without me worrying about it- but goodness, I'll be about to turn thirty in ten years, and it's kind of odd to realize that I'm an adult right now, but I feel like it might actually get weirder by then.


    1. I've loved my twenties and count these as the best years of my life so far! Life will happen, but don't just sit back and watch it go by. Live your life, take on new challenges and make stuff happen! :-)

      Happy weekend! xxx



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