20 Days of Chill: The next 10 years (Day 14)
It seems like once you reach a certain age – somewhere between 35 and 40 – that time starts to move a little faster.
Once you hit this age you pretty much have reached the average “mid-point” in life. And though that can sometimes create anxiety and fear among people, there’s not much you can do to stop to Father Time from ticking on.
But the next 10 years, as compared to the past 10 years, could go a little quicker.
Goodness … these themes in this year’s challenge really have given me a serious tone at times. But as much as I try and do something more loose and fun with some of the themes, I just keep coming back to certain things.
Like this one.
I easily could have done an Earl post about his plans over the next 10 years. I mean, Earl is off with booze and bongos last we checked.
Then again, maybe a theme like this is good for me. It gives me a chance to reflect about live. Over the next 10 years (not too soon … more toward the end of it), I’ll turn 50.
I have to let that sink in for a second.
Though age is a number to me, many birthdays have me looking at the past and the things that have gone by. There have been missed opportunities, and a lot of good things that have happened to me.
Still, it seems like only yesterday that I was in college with a lot of time ahead of me.
In the past 10 years a lot has happened. I won’t list things, but there are good and bad; highs and lows; and everything in between.
Then there’s the next 10 years.
Over the course of the past few years, I’ve become a lot calmer (for the most part) with life. I’m at ease with a lot of things going on in it and I accept the way society is moving – even if I don’t fully agree with it. Things change with time. So, to quote Shawshank Redemption – “get busy living, or get busy dying.”
What will happen or hopefully happen in the next 10 years?
In 10 years, Cameron will be a teenager. My nephew/godson is already growing too fast, so it’s my hope the next 10 years go a bit slower so I can continue to watch him grow and become the amazing kid he already is.
In 10 years, I hope to be a whole heap healthier than I am today. That means losing weight, exercising more, eating healthier and making sure I do everything I can to be on this planet a lot longer than the next 10 years
In 10 years, I hope I haven’t lost anybody extremely close to me and that we are all happy and healthy moving forward.
In 10 years, I hope wherever I am working that I am happy in my career choice. I know one always won’t be joyous with their employment, but it would be nice to know I’ve been happy with my employment. And that’s not just one-sided, but rather in all aspects – the work, if it challenges me, financial – everything.
In 10 years, I hope my financial outlook for the following 10 years is better than it is right now. That being said, I am in a much better place now than I was 10 years ago, so as long as I keep improving and saving, I’ll be happy.
In 10 years, I hope I am still blogging (in whatever form it is at that point), writing, taking photos and enjoying those things as much as I do now.
In 10 years … I hope I’m still alive and able to smile at how life has gone and be able to just take a deep breath and be happy that I am still alive.
In 10 years …
Where do you see yourself?
T-shirt for the challenge
I am not sure if anybody is interested in a t-shirt commemorating the 2017 20 Days of Chill, but I decided to create one via Tee Spring in case people would like one. The options are a long-sleeve t-shirt and a short-sleeve t-shirt. The prices are set up so that as long as a couple are ordered, the shirt will be made. If you’ve never ordered from Tee Spring, it’s basically “crowd funded” and if the goal is hit, the shirt is made and shipped directly to the people who backed it.
You can see it here: https://tspr.ng/c/20-days-of-chill-2017-shirt.
If you want a shirt, go for it. If not, that’s cool, too. I’m going to order as I think it would be near to have the shirt, but can understand if others don’t want one.
This post is part of the 20 Days of Chill Writing Challenge hosted by A ‘lil HooHaa. Please check out the link if you’d like to see others or join in. You don’t have to do every theme if you don’t want! And for those participating, take a moment and check out the other participants! You can see the 2017 themes by clicking here.