10 Years From Now

A common question for high schoolers is where do you see yourself 10 years from now. 

I don’t remember ever doing this myself but that may have something to do with the fact that I didn’t spend a lot of time in class during high school. I had some issues during grades 9 and 10 but I turned it around and managed to graduate. 

Now as an adult I often find myself missing the learning experience. I enjoy doing homework with my 14 year old daughter just to exercise my mind. I realize now that I love learning.

So as an assignment for myself I am going to answer that question. Where do I see myself in 10 years?

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The Essay

Ten years from now I will be 53 years old. Although it’s only ten years away that sounds so old to me. I don’t feel old. Well, let’s say that I don’t feel like I’ve had enough time on this earth. But some days I do feel old. 

I would hope to be back to work, but if not then at least to have some improvement in my mental, emotional and physical health. It is a struggle to get through a day without a nap or complaining that something aches. 

I don’t know if I will be back at the same job or even the same industry. Before taking a leave of absence for health reasons, I was working in the accounting department of a law firm in downtown Toronto . I think if I do get well enough to work again I might try to follow a career more on the creative side, rather than business. It feels more in line with my soul. 

10 years from now

The Future

I’ll still be in Toronto and probably still in the same apartment. Chris and I will have the place to ourselves because Sheala will be 24 and in med school. It’s hard to imagine even now that in only 4 years she could be leaving for school. Regardless of what path she chooses whether it’s med school or becoming an actor, I’m sure she will be successful and she has our full support. 

The year 2030. Wow that sounds weird. Who knows what the country will be like, or the world for that matter. Hopefully by then there will be people in power that actually know what they are doing and can get it done. 

We’ll See

The fear of the pandemic we are currently in will have disappeared and things will be back to normal by then. But for those of us that have been through it there can be lasting effects. I’m sure that I will still feel anxious in large crowds. Well, more anxious than I was before the virus spread. 

In all honesty, ten years isn’t that long of a time. Not for someone my age. For Sheala it’s different because so many changes happen when you’re young. But as for me, I don’t see much change happening for me. I’ve never been a very optimistic person but I’m working on it. So the best thing that I can say about where I will be 10 years from now; I’ll be alive.

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