WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS?
Now thats a question. You’re usually asked this question in interviews… or sometimes friends might ask out of interest. But it’s a pretty tough question to answer – since there is no right answer.
I can remember being asked this question when I was 16. I can remember exactly where I thought I was going to be. I replied;
“I’ll finish my GCSE’s, go to college, get a boyfriend and a job – probably in fashion – then get engaged, get married, buy a house and have my first child.”
Although it’s a pretty vague plan… notice how I wasn’t specific about my job or where I would live? Oh and how I didn’t even mention University?
When I was 16 I didn’t want to go to University. I wasn’t interested. However, when I went to college I soon changed my mind. I still had no idea what I wanted to do though. I took A Levels in subjects I was interested in and went to a bunch of open days before I found the right course for me. I can remember asking one question in-particular though: “do you have to take exams” … if the answer was no, I was keen.
When I was 16 I didn’t have a boyfriend. If you’d told me I was going to meet the person I think I’m going to marry just one year later… I’d have been very confused and would probably have layed awake at night thinking about all the boys I had met – wondering if it was any of them.
When I was 16 I wanted to be a fashion designer. Just because you like shopping… it doesn’t mean you want to be a fashion designer. It’s the most competitive industry in the world. After playing with a sewing machine for 2 years at college I knew I didn’t have what it takes to be any type of designer. It was my placement year at Uni that actually paved the job path I am on now.
I’m not going to comment on the engagement or the wedding… but having a child? Not yet for me. I’m far too selfish and I can’t even look after myself, never mind a tiny human being that’s going to call me ‘Mummy’.
16 v’s almost 24
So… 8 years in to my 10 year plan and I guess it hasn’t worked out the way I thought it would. But I am SO pleased it hasn’t. Looking back on that plan… it sounds rather basic! All the really exciting things that have happened to me since then have happened outside that prediction. But I think thats the best part about life – the surprise.
So if you asked me the same question now: Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?
I am now almost 8 years older and wiser. I think I know what I want for my future… however I am very open to the idea of change.
In 10 years I’ll be 34. I should have excessed in my career and have a mortgage. Hopefully I’ll have been engaged and got married. But not to just anybody… to my much better half, Jordan. I’ll have probably been to 30-40 weddings and had 30-40 holidays… and will have had a MASSIVE 30th birthday party. I will probably have had my first child… gone back to work… then I may even be pregnant with my second. However, I have no idea where we’ll be living and I wouldn’t like to predict that part of my plan.
What I have written above it a vague prediction. It’s what I think might happen. So in the meantime, I’ll just wait for life to throw in a curveball… as long as it doesn’t disrupt my career, mortgage, engagement, holidays or the chance of having kids! hahahah!!
Where do you see yourself in 10 years time? Feel free to comment below 🙂