Where I see myself in 10 years & a giveaway!

Twenty is a weird age. If you would have asked me what I was doing at twenty when I was in elementary school, I would have assumed I would be married with kids and my life in order because at a time when I thought the sixth graders were functioning adults in society, twenty just sounded so old. Now that I’m twenty, I honestly don’t feel much different than I did when I was young. Twenty comes with perks, I mean I can drive and make my own money and live with roommates in an apartment, but I am nowhere near where baby Morgan thought I would be (and thank God for that!), but that realization leads me to wonder where I will actually be five, ten, or twenty years down the road.

So in this very self indulgent post, I just want to write a bit about where I picture myself in ten years. Historically speaking, I’m probably going to be way off but I do think it will be interesting to look back on this and see how far off (or close!) I was.

And because this post is so self-indulgent, and doesn’t really offer you anything, I thought maybe you’d forgive me if I threw in a giveaway! Nothing too big, just a $25 Amazon card so you can treat yo’ self to something you’ve been eyeing! Stick around to the end of the post to enter 😉

Where I see myself in ten years.

So lets start where I am now: I’m currently twenty years old, a junior in college, and self-employed here on the blog. So basically I’m living in a world of amazing, terrifying potential.

Let’s talk about college first – I’m in undergrad studying to get a bachelor’s of science in speech and hearing science. The ultimate dream is was to get into a good grad school, graduate, work at an elementary school, write a few children’s books, then retire. My dreams have started to shift, though. If that is where life takes me I’ll be more than happy, but I have some bigger dreams now.

In ten years I hope to have had spent a good part of my twenties financing myself through the blog, freelance work, and maybe a book or two and spending my time traveling – there is so much I want to see! I’d love to have an epic roadtrip across and around the United States, float in the dead sea, go zip lining in Costa Rica, hike the Swiss Alps, and so much more.

If traveling were free, you’d never see me again.

“But Morgan, aren’t you wasting your degree then?” I don’t think so. I read today that you need to see where you take your degree, not where your degree takes you. It’s easy to follow the path everyone expects, it’s hard to break out of the ordinary and do something different. I wouldn’t have started the blog if it weren’t for college, and blogging is what led me to these dreams. And second of all, and education is never a waste. I am learning so much about science and my concentration in childhood development that is going to be valuable to me for the rest of my life.

Which brings me to the next thing I want to talk about, starting a family. At this point in my life, I imagine myself getting married in my late twenties, and having a baby shortly after. I think at 30 I’ll only have one baby (unless I have twins or something!), but maybe two. I want to spend the better part of my twenties relatively responsibility free, going on adventures, and having less to worry about. My big goal is to be able to be a stay at home mom. And when my youngest goes off to school, that is when I will go back to school, too.

You see, I do plan on getting my masters and becoming a speech pathologist, yet. I just don’t think I want to do it on the same time line that I originally imagined. If I can get myself to the point where I can be self-employed through my twenties then that is what I want to do. My biggest fear is putting my bucket list off until it’s too late and then never getting to see my dreams come true. And if it turns out I do go to grad school right after I graduate, spend three years working on my masters, another year doing a fellowship, and I don’t get to really start on my dreams until I’m 26, well that’s fine, too.

You may say I’m a dreamer (because I probably am…)

but this is how I like to imagine where my life is gong to go. Of course it’s not the practical path, or the one I think a lot of people want or expect for me, but it is my best case scenario. And now I want to know all about your dreams! Where do you see yourself in the next ten years? Let me know in the comments as one entry to the giveaway!

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  • I would have to say going on one of my planned journeys.

    • It’s awesome that you already have some journeys planned – good for you!

  • tiffzny

    Oh, Morgan! I love how your dreams have grown! In 10 year’s time, I would love to have a PhD in some sort of astronomy/physics field, but I have no idea what to make of myself other than that.

    Oh, I better have at least one dog, too.

    • Thank you!! And I know you will, you’re so smart and clever and awesome! I can’t wait to see what you do!

      I want to meet your dog!

  • Meghan

    In ten years I would love to be moving to a secluded cabin in the mountains.

    • That sounds like a paradise! I’ve never been to the mountains but I’d love to go!

  • I loved reading about your future plans! It’s so interesting to see what other people in the major plan on doing after undergrad. I’ll probably go to grad school right after college and be that “typical” SLH student but I really, really want to do a lot of traveling (well, as much as I can) before I start a family.

    My boyfriend and I have been together for almost 4 years so hopefully in 10 years we are married and I’m an SLP and we’ve done our fair share of traveling and we’re beginning to start a family. But who knows! I’m open to whatever comes my way!

    Kayla | kaylablogs.com

    • Thanks, girl! I know, I love asking people ‘what next’ because so many people have such an interesting path planned for themselves!

      That is so amazing!

  • In 10 years, I’d like to be completing a PhD and living abroad (hopefully in London)! It’d be really cool to travel a lot too in my spare time 🙂 It’s so cool that you’re studying to become a speech pathologist! I did speech therapy when I was in middle and high school and my speech therapist was awesome!

    Gwynn
    The Traveling Curl

    • That is so cool, I’ve heard that London is amazing! I did speech therapy, too! That is really what sparkeed my interest. It made a huge difference in my self confidence!

  • Elena

    I see myself retired and living by the ocean

    • I hope to one day live by the ocean! Maybe in Maine!

  • Owen Davis

    love this post!! In 10 years I hope to have my dream job as a PA with a few kiddos + a happy marriage!

  • Melissa.

    In ten years I hope to be in a happy relationship, maybe even married with my dream job

    • That sounds great, I wish you all of the happiness in the world!

  • Love this post idea! In ten years I see myself in college, first off, more than likely studying something with writing and hopefully with a few books out. I’m also really optimistic so I’m hoping they’ll have like movies and stuff made about them. 🙂 So we’ll see, I’m just going to trust God. Thanks for the giveaway too!

    Ashlee Mae | http://sparklesbyashlee.com | faith, funny, & fulfilling dreams

    • You are awesome, I am sure that it’s all going to happen because you are so focused and driven! You never fail to amaze me, girl!

  • In 20 years, I see myself working in politics or public policy, and possibly married. We’ll see where life takes me, and what plans God has for me! 🙂

    • That is so amazing, Liv! For a long time that was my goal, too! I started my college career as a Public Policy & Law major!

  • DJohnson

    I see myself as a home owner, growing a large garden, and saving animals.

    • That is amazing! I love all of those goals!

  • Well…I am an old fart, yet I still have lots of things I want to accomplish. The thing is, even as you get older, you never stop dreaming. I am married, have a house and all that, but I see myself in ten years hopefully with a kid or 2, traveling more, and hopefully have a business of sorts for my teacher products and/or crafts.

    • I love that! Never ever stop dreaming because there are too many wonderful things in this world to experience, there will always be something to hope for! Good luck!

  • Sheila K.

    I’ll be doing a lot of reading and gardening, no doubt!

    • That sounds great – I can’t wait to be a home owner so I can have a huge garden!

  • Megan Wood

    In ten years, I see myself as 28 and living in Europe or Asia as a missionary. Hopefully, I’ll be married with a kid or two.

    • That sounds amazing – I can’t wait to start travelling!

  • Seth

    I myself living comfortably in the new house I just bought.

  • Amanda Whitley

    i see myself pretty much where i am now but in my own home and in a different state

  • Cynthia Gaarder

    who won?

    • A winner will be announced on the widget as soon as one is confirmed! I have selected one, just waiting on her returning my email to make sure the email address she gave me is accurate! 🙂

  • I hope to have gotten my PhD in physical anthropology and hopefully, engaged if not married

    • Ok, you sound beyond impressive! That is so cool, that path is going to take you on so many adventures, I’m sure!