First up; thank you to my lovely friends and family for suggestions for today's blog. I was struggling on what V should stand for but with a little help, have decided on Vision. Don't worry, I'm not going to write about my eyesight (but for those wondering, I'm short sighted and sometimes get headaches if I don't wear my glasses. If you want to know more, let me know!). I'm going to write about what I envisage in my future.
Saying what I envisage in my future takes me back to when I was in my early teens and planning out my rest of my life. I was going to be married with a baby by 25, two more by the time I was 30 and not to mention the huge family house with the white picket fence that I was going to have by now.
A conversation with a friend recently got me thinking about how our priorities change as we grow older. I'm putting pretty much all of my focus into my career at the moment and building my skill set and knowledge. Having only recently found my calling, I am so determined to grow and develop. Ten years ago, I would not have expected to see myself career oriented at 25. Don't get me wrong; I would love to have that baby and have another two expected in the next 5 years as planned when I was 13. But I am in no way ready to be responsible for another human being right now! For the time being, Heidi puss has all of my maternal attention.
In another ten years I will be 35. Maybe i'll be a mother and a wife. Maybe i'll be a Project Manager. Maybe we'll have that huge family home with the white picket fence. But none of that matters if i'm not happy.
So if you were to ask me, "Lydia, what's your vision of the future?" I would confidently answer "happiness".