First of, don't you think that girl on the left is ever so pretty?! Here's a guest post for you all written by Taylor:
Taylor Lynn is a homeschooled ( OH YES! Home-schoolers ROCK! lol ), vegan Nerdfighter from New England who loves to read, write and listen to music. She's been known to obsess over everything from Harry Potter to the Lord of the Rings to Glee. She's not afraid to be different, which sometimes upsets the followers of her blog who don't agree with her opinions and beliefs...but that doesn't stop her. She hopes that someday, she'll have been such a positive influence on the world that her name will be remembered even after her death. Until then, though, you can find her at her blog, Perfectly Sensible Nonsense!
Where do you see yourself in ten years?
I’ve never liked that question, mostly because I’ve never really been able to answer it. The truth is, I’ve always had dreams for the future, but growing up I could never make up my mind for too long. Did I want to be a painter or a vet? A doctor or a teacher? As I rightly reasoned, if I was so fickle, then how could I know where I’d be in ten years?
As I’ve grown older, though, I’ve developed a better idea of what I want out of life, and recently my mom and I began imagining a future for me. Or, no, imagining isn’t the right word; because truth be told, the whole picture was just falling together as we spoke. It was like the pieces of my life were scattered all around me, and I just had to put them together in the right order.
Pieces like: Owning my own small-town bookstore, with comfortable armchairs and free, organic tea for the customers.
Pieces like: Living in an adorable cottage with hydrangeas at the door and a well-trained dog to keep me company.
Pieces like: Having a house close enough to the ocean that I can ride my bicycle to the beach.
Pieces like: Continuing to write fiction into my adult years, crafting best-selling novels in my book-filled cottage.
As the pieces came together, this abstract idea of my future became something that I could easily picture myself achieving. I could actually see it as my future; I could see it as the place where I could be ten years from now, as easily as if it already existed. And who knows? Maybe it does already exist and is just waiting for me to bring it to life.
Not only that, but to dream about it makes me so happy that I’ve made it my goal to create that future, to make it mine.
And that, I think, is the wonderful thing about dreams. This future I’m creating for myself, this wonderful dream of my future, is something I can think of at any time and enjoy. Not only that, but it gives me a purpose – it gives me something to aim for, an ideal life to create.
I don’t dislike the question “Where do you see yourself in ten years?” anymore, because now I have an answer. A wonderful answer, at that. So let me ask you now – where do YOU see yourself in ten years?
Thanks for the wonderful post Taylor and in answer to your question...I've got no idea whatsoever! -_-
Don't Forget To Smile!! :D xx