Geographically, I would like to be living and working internationally. I do not have a specific country or even a particular region of the world where I have my heart set on living. However, as my undergrad degree is in English/TESL and my future grad degree will be in English/Creative Writing, it makes sense that I would be living and working somewhere in the Middle East or Asia as there is a demand for native English speaker/teachers in those areas. Again, where specifically is not something that I have worked out yet. Ten years from now, I’ll be 38 years old. That’s still a long way away and anything could happen. I do know that wherever I am living/working in 10 years, I will be learning about the people around me and living in community whether that is in Kalamazoo or Kathmandu.
In 10 years, I would also like to be a mother. I have no idea if I’ll be able to have my own children–we haven’t tried yet–or if we would adopt. There is a strong possibility that we would do both. If we have not had kids by then, I can honestly say that it just isn’t going to happen. I don’t need to pull a Grandma J. (My grandmother had my mother at the young age of 48.) If we don’t start having/adopting children within the next few years, I doubt I will have the energy to keep up with any potential prosperity.
I would also like to be published in 10 years. Do I have any idea what that is going to look like? Not a clue! I have yet to decide if I want to go the self-publishing route or if I want to sign my creative soul over to a publishing company. I just don’t know. I also don’t know yet what sort of writing I want to submit to the public at large. Novels? Memoir? Syndicated haikus? Anything is possible.
That’s really it. I feel like this post is a little boring and predictable, but I feel just fine with that. I’m not too terribly picky about the details of my life right now. Rather, I’m more than content to just take it one day at a time and see where the path leads. I am also old enough to realize that merely having lofty and outlandish goals doesn’t indicate any definite future success.
So there ya have it! A few vague dreams and some philosophizing. I want to move on to tomorrow’s prompt. 😛