Where I See Myself In Ten Years Essay

I don’t like thinking too much about the future, I’ve always been one to worry. Despite all the what-ifs that go through my head on the daily, I try to remember that there are certain things that I can control and many things that I can’t. I am learning how to focus on those things I can control in order to create a successful life for myself.

In ten years from now I will be 28 years old and everything else is just a fantasy. I plan on finishing two years of pre-requisite classes at Kirkwood and then continuing on to Mount Mercy University to study nursing and earn my BSN (Bachelors in Nursing). I will be finished with school so with that being said I see myself as a nurse working in a hospital, that is if I don’t change my major five times before I graduate.

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By almost 30, I hope that I will be close to married and preparing myself to start a family. I’m not sure how many kids I plan on having, but probably no more than three. I plan on being financially comfortable which includes owning my own car and home. I know through out my life I will always continue to be close with my family, so I’m hoping that I always live in close distance of my parents and my sister.

When it comes to planning out ten years from now I feel as though I have a good grasp on which road I’ll be going down, but that road could be going many different directions. I plan on taking it one day at a time, and hopefully with that strategy by the time I’m 28 I will be a very happy woman.

The Times asked 18 high school seniors about their plans, and only one said he was undecided about his future. Others said they planned or aspired to pursue careers in psychology, medicine, photography and other fields. How about you? What are your goals? When you look into the future, where do you see yourself 10 years from now?

The Times Magazine’s interactive feature “High-School Seniors Predict Their Future” includes photographs of the 18 students who were interviewed, all from Patrick Henry High School in San Diego, along with audio clips of them talking about their goals. One student, Nathan Rebelo, age 17, said this:

When I get older I want to be an architect. I really, like, just designing homes, and my ultimate goal in life is just to be driving somewhere downtown and just be, like — like, show my kids or my family — just be, like: ‘I designed that building, that is me right there. I have my own stamp on life.’ Next year I’m hoping to go to U.S.C., so my fingers are crossed to get accepted. If I don’t get into U.S.C., I’m kind of just hoping for a school out of San Diego – really kind of just want to spread my wings, kind of. I don’t want to say I want to get away from my family, but I really just want to get on my own and discover who I am and be able to kind of be who I want to be without worrying about who’s going to say this or, just, the judgment of high school.

Students: Tell us about your personal goals. When you look 10 years ahead, where do you see yourself? What do you want to be doing with your career and life, and why? What are your dreams and aspirations in addition to specific goals? If you’re undecided, why do you think that is?


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