Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 15 years?
When I first read these prompts, this question, in particular, was one I didn’t have much excitement for. Not because I think my future will be negative—simply because I don’t know. The cliche answer to where I see myself is: happy. That has always been my answer to these types of questions. I just want to be happy and I don’t know what that happiness looks like. Although, I’m now starting to have a better idea. So, I’ll simplify these answers and tell you where I want to be in the next few years.
5 – By this time, I hope to be traveling full time. I hope to have at least seen a portion of what the world has to offer. I plan to have written a book or two and experienced a few ups, alongside a few downs.
10 – Hmm…I want to have found a home 10 years from now. I want to have myself established as a professional in whatever it is I’m doing. I want to be known for doing good.
15 – If kids are something I end up seeing for myself, I’ll have probably had them by 15 years. I see myself being happy and successful. I see all the bad things I went through bringing me to an incredible place at 33-years-old. I imagine all the traveling I did in my 20’s gave me a lot of stories to tell and a lot of new friends to talk about. I don’t see my future having any bad that I can’t overcome—and that’s really powerful because I wouldn’t have been able to say that a year ago.