Wednesday, 6 May 2015

You, 10 years from now + Let's grow together {Link-up #17}

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Ten years ago I had a small crisis. I was a newlywed, which made me very happy; but I had absolutely no idea what else I should do with my life. So I took a minimum-wage job at a farmer's market and crossed my fingers that I would somehow figure it out.
What I didn't know then was the power of visualization. Had you asked me what I wanted my life to look like in 10 years, I wouldn't have had an answer, because I didn't know what I wanted.

That's the root of the problem. We can only be truly happy if we figure out what it is that we want in life. Without it, we will chase down countless paths, always searching for the one that leads to our own happy ending.

Today, instead of writing my own story, I ask you: Where do you see yourself in 10 years? And what are you doing today to achieve this vision?
The possibilities are endless, which is equally fun and terrifying. So ask yourself a few questions:
Do you want to be financially well off, and are you willing to work hard towards that goal? Or are you happy with less money and less work?
Do you want to be a parent in 10 years?
Do you want to be a home owner? What are you doing today to make this happen in the future?
Are you dreaming of travelling the world? If you are, do it now. If you don't have a lot of money, rough it (hello hostels and backpacking!); if you feel you don't have the time, make the time. You never know what the future holds - a lot of things can happen in 10 years. If you are healthy, strong, and curious now, go out and explore!

Sit down tonight, make yourself comfy in your favourite spot with a tasty beverage of your choice, and really think about it: Where you see yourself in 10 years. Go into detail: decorate your dream home up to the last throw pillow, name your future children, look at a map and imagine pins in all the places you want to have seen by then.
Have fun!

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Farm Girl


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13 comments

  1. Hey I also got married 10 years ago in June and we are both 35. That's cool. Thanks for the birthday wishing!

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  2. BUT, it's so hard to figure that out. I don't know!! (read this in the high whiny voice) :) I have trouble narrowing things down and picking a direction.

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  3. i have a vague idea of where i want to be in 10 years, but i like your 'assignment'! i will try and do it tonight, i might even dedicate a pinterest board to it ^^

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  4. Have you read The Secret? My uncle has been very successful in business and he really likes the idea that the book preaches. He says visualization is key for setting yourself up be able to take the steps you need to take, when you need to take them, toward success.
    Good message, my friend!

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  5. Oh yes, I have read it, listened to it as audio book and watched the DVD. I love its message: If you know what you want, visualize it and really believe in it, you will get it. How cool is that?

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  6. I wrote a post about this a while back, and even this short bit later so much has changed!!! There have been so many different opportunities popping up lately and they've made me rethink my former "In the Future" ideas...but I'll link that one anyway!!
    ~ Samantha

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  7. Since moving away from the coast I feel like I am still in some weird transition period. Life took some unexpected turns since we moved. It has been almost 3 years and I am still trying to figure some stuff out. This post really speaks to me. Love it. :)

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  8. Moving is hard. It's one of the biggest changes we go through, and it takes a while before we grow roots in the new place. I hope life will soon feel like yours and things settle down for you!

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  9. I loved your post! Can't wait for your finals to be done so you have more time for blogging again. I want to know about those opportunities!

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  10. Yes! Pinterest is great for that. I'm sure you will come up with some great ideas! One of them you HAVE to include: still be a writer. :-)

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  11. Oh yes, how well I know this! It's really just recently that I came up with a vision I like and work towards. And it will probably change again ;-)

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  12. What a coincidence! Being 25-year old brides worked out well for us ❤

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  13. I literally just had a good cry yesterday, cause I was having one of those days where I was feeling profoundly lost....I think it's about time that I really sit down and decide how I am going to spend the next ten years of my life. Who do I want to be, where do I want to go?
    -Linds

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