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!