(definition further explained in this post if you still aren't satisfied)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Ten Years Is Actually A Really Long Time

AHH!  I won an award!

It's my first blog award ever!  Apparently, I'm supposed to say where I expect to be ten years from now and then pass on the badge.

Like I have any idea where or what I'm going to be around age 30!

I'd like to say that by then I'll have a fairly steady job.  A career would be nice, but I don't know if it's really that necessary or not.  I also like the idea of having a boyfriend/fiancée/husband, but we'll see if that works out.  And kids?  Heck, maybe!

I don't think I'm really mature enough to seriously contemplate these things yet.

Let's try something more like this: in ten years, I'd like to be really good at blogging (making people think, and making them laugh).  

I hope to know pretty well who I am at that point, because now that I've done some changing over the past year I don't even know if I know myself well or not and if I'll change very drastically again.  

I hope to be better at writing, mainly coming up with plots and basic ideas.  

I expect that I won't really be any better at drawing than I am now.  Looks like I'll have to give up that dream of becoming a painter for a living!  Pssh.

I still won't be able to dance for anything.  I'm pretty sure you can't learn how to move the way some people can.

I'll still have an overwhelming fondness for things like fantasy stories, really good quotes, honest talks, rain, and candles.

I won't understand everything about anything, but I'll know more about the most important things and will be able to let go of some of the things I won't ever really get.

I will have lost many people I don't know very well, and probably one or two that I feel close to.

I'll have a few people that I always love spending time with and will be really close with.  Whether they'll be the same people as now is anyone's guess, but I wholeheartedly hope that my current best friends will be included in that list.

Well, crap.  I was going for something a little more lighthearted, but all this thinking about the future makes me  get a little heavy whether I want to or not.  It's all that award's fault.

So, who's up next for the You're Going Places Award?
I think I'll choose you, Joann Mannix at Laundry Hurts My Feelings!
Please don't think this is too awkward.  Most of the bloggers I know better have already been tagged.  :awkward smile:


Farheen said...

Ten years is a really long time. Mostly this question is asked in corporate interviews and it is most annoying! But it's good to plan stuff out and then go back and see whether you have achieved your goals or not. In this day and age, having a personal vision is important but that doesn't mean that one should just stick to the plan and not experiment and take risks.
Whatever you do in the next ten years, just be happy and make a difference in the world! :)

Sunny Insomniac said...


You most definitely will be a better writer then! All you have to do is...keep writing. I think you're a fantastic writer now. And your humor is right on!

You're also pretty wise. I love this quote:

"I won't understand everything about anything, but I'll know more about the most important things and will be able to let go of some of the things I won't ever really get."

This is, quite frankly, profound.

I agree; you're going places.

~Sunny Insomniac

Jessi Haish said...

fantastic post!! :)

Deidra said...

Farheen--I hate those interview death questions that are so hard to answer. Now I've made you plan ahead. :)

Sunny Insomniac--Many thanks and a great big hug!! :D

Jessi--Thanks! :)

Joann Mannix said...

I do not find your award awkward at all! I am humbly grateful.

And I have found that with each and every day, my writing improves. If you are working at it with all your might, then it will come.

In 10 years, I hope to be published time and time again. But I will also say that I, too, will still not be able to dance.

Thank you again for the award. I am touched.