Friday, January 27, 2012

Life is a maze & Love is a riddle

"The only constant in life is change"

At different points in our lives we are asked the question, "Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"  For some people this may spark an immediate answer but for others it may really get the wheels turning!   I remember answering this question when I was in middle school (probably around 5th grade), during a college course while I was living in Florida and again during a job interview about 3 years ago.  Each time I have been asked the question, I've really had to sit and think about it before I could answer.  10 years is such a long time and so much can happen, so for me it was really hard to just answer the question off the cuff.  I couldn't help but think of all the change that would take place in that time and how it could potentially effect my future.  I do know that every time I was asked there was one part of my answer that always stayed the same, I would be happy.  Even as a young girl, I knew that in 10 years I wanted happiness.  

I can't remember my exact answers for each time the question was asked of me but I do vaguely remember...
*In 5th grade (approx 9 years old) my answer was:  I would still be in school, getting straight A's 
*In college (approx 21 years old) my answer was:  I would be an elementary school teacher, married with at least one child and more than likely own a home
*At the job interview (approx 23 years old) my answer was: I would be in a steady & successful career (of course this answer was only pertaining to where I would be professionally because I was in a job interview and it would have been a little weird to talk about marriage, children etc)

Every time, I gave a pretty simple answer because the truth is, it's really difficult to think about where you will be in 10 years!  10 YEARS - that's a really long time!!  In just 2 years (count em' - 2!!) my life has drastically changed and never did I see any of it coming! I will say though, I am super happy.  The one constant answer that I gave every time I was asked has stayed true and for that I am incredibly grateful. 

I know this was a random post but I came across an article this morning when I was catching up on some blogs that brought up the age old question, "Where do you see yourself in 10 years" which then sparked this!  Have you been asked this question before?  What was your answer?  Did things turn out the way you thought they would??

I'll leave you with this video of what may quite possibly be my favorite song right now :)

Lots of Love,


  1. I think that question is impossible to answer simply for the fact that if you look back 10 years ago, and see all that has happened in that time... who would have know ALL that would happen!? I was 16 ten years ago and there's no way I would have been able to say, "oh yes, I will have lived all over the country, and I'll settle in Boston, date a woman, have a pug, and be in grad school" That was not in the cards. So that makes me excited to think what will happen in the next 10 years. Who knows where that will take me! I think it's more realistic to have a 2-3 year plan haha.

  2. Life has yet to ever turn out the way I thought it would. I could have answered this question a lot of ways throughout life, and was asked it most recently in the fall, during a writing exercise in a seminar I was attending on Women in Science.

    I think one of the cool things about life is that while I have these ideas about how I want it to go, it's really pretty much completely unpredictable. All I really have to do is show up and try to do a good job each day, and then life just does whatever it does, and so far, it's been better than what I would have answered if asked "what will you be doing in 10 years".


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