In Ten Years!

I originally posted this back in April 2012… today I’ve added to it and made some amendments!

// In 10 years time I will be 40.  That seems like a million miles away having just celebrated my 30th birthday and finding solace in the fact that at least it is ONLY 30 and not 40!

I hope to be an established wedding/ portrait photographer.  I can’t imagine doing anything else but take photos for a living.  I have a great camera that I bought a few years ago and have recently ventured off auto.  I am developing my skills in other areas but really need to learn how to use the camera to it’s full potential!  I can’t wait for the day that I can call myself a photographer and make money from my hobby…. I could never go back to working in an office again.

I am however about to embark on studying for a degree with The Open University.  A degree in English Literature no less, but it is going to take me a while to get because I will be studying part time.  In 10 years though, I hope to have graduated with first class honours or high second class honours and I hope to possibly have gained a PGCE also so that I can teach.  This isn’t set in stone… but it is an option once I complete my degree.

In 10 years time I would like to have travelled a bit more.  The boys will be older so I hope we will have seen some of the world as a family.  Travelling is important to me, and I haven’t been on a proper adventure since our honeymoon in Cuba and India 8 months prior to that.  To take the boys properly abroad, would be a dream come true.

I also have a dream about creating a children’s book, though I’d like that to be a joint adventure with my hubby.  He thinks up crazy cool stories and I would do the illustrations.

James will be 44!  That sounds crazy old to me.  He doesn’t act like his age half the time, so I doubt he will have caught up with himself by the time he is 44.  In terms of James’ career, we may not even be living in Ireland in 10 years time.  There are a ton of places in the world that offer better opportunities for him.  I’m not sure where we may settle some day, but I doubt we will live in Northern Ireland forever.  (I wrote that part years ago and still believe it may be true… I don’t know if we will be here forever).  In 10 years, James will be well established in the world of software contracting and hopefully we will have got to grips with self employment finally!

Ollie will be 16 and about to embark on study for his GCSEs.  He will have long left Primary School and will have gone on to Secondary/ High School. He will be studying interesting subjects and learning things that I will have long forgotten (being 20 years since I will have left school!)… this makes me realise just how quickly my kids are going to grow up!  GCSEs!!  Holy Moly.

Nate will be 12.  He is so tiny now, to imagine him as a 12 year old is crazy!  12 is almost a teenager.  I’ll have two teenagers in my house!  Will I cope?  Haha!  I hope so.  Nate will have just made the transition from Primary School to High/ Grammar School and he will be out of his kid uniform and into a very grown up looking uniform complete with a blazer and a proper tie.  Gosh.

Writing this post has well and truly freaked me out.  10 years for me isn’t REALLY a long time when you think that James and I have been together for 10 years already.

6 thoughts on “In Ten Years!

  1. Joanna Henley says:

    I’m joining the party late, but I’ll be joining later today anyway :-).(Trying not to be offended at the only 30, not 40! sentence, as a 41 year old! lol) xx


  2. Kari says:

    Great goals…I wish you good luck with your schooling and photography. Sometimes 10 years sounds so far away, but you are right, it really does fly by.


  3. Kerry says:

    It really is a scary thought and that next big number does sound very old. I can assure you 40 doesn’t feel any different to 30 lol but I’ve been there and know how old it sounds. In ten years I’ll be 52!


  4. Emily says:

    Your boys are way too cute! I’m so glad I know they are the same age gap as mine – it’s neat to see what to look forward too! And thinking about them as teens and pre-teens was very freaky!!


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