When people ask “what is your 10-year plan” I usually pretend to throw something at them and respond that I haven’t even figured out my 10-minute plan. (Whatsfordinner?)
I have a hard time visualizing what it is I’ll actually be doing in the future, even in an ideal world! Reason being – what’s actually ideal now may not be what I hope for however many years down the road, and being too goal oriented can blind me from better opportunities I didn’t even know existed.
I don’t know. Maybe I’m just making excuses because my 10-year plan is something I can barely answer.
But I’m trying to figure it out, for FUN. I’ve been taking the time to envision myself at 35 and where I want to be, and some things I’ve accomplished along the way. I have no idea if my vision is ambitious or conservative, unrealistic or attainable. But…here’s what I kinda came up with (yikes):
-Live in San Fran, the Pacific NW, or somewhere on the West Coast
-Work for Greatist (however that would look) and be managing a bunch of people in a certain department
-Have two published books
-Write regularly on my blog and have an engaged community of people readers. (This was a typo but I actually like the phrase “people readers” so I’m keeping it)
-Teach yoga and be able to do all the fancy poses
-Be running regularly, and have run a sub 3:20 marathon
-Have traveled back to Africa, and to India, Japan, and South America. Done some sort of health/community development/micro-finance work.
-Maybe be married or at least live with S.O.
-Masters in public/global health (maybe?)
-Be playing shows on the semi-regular and have recorded an album
So, if I want to do alllll of these things in 10 years, the important part is to think about the steps I need to act on nowish to get there. AKA I should probably relearn guitar, begin saving for travel funds, and start walking to California.
Welp, that’s all I got for now. And this could all change next week. But until then, gonna get to that book proposal…