Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

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Re: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Postby Blizrun » Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:34 pm

Well, five years ago, I was still in DigiPen, not doing my schoolwork, and in the midst of a full blown depression. I was leaning on Rayven and Sapphira a lot just to keep going on a day-to-day basis.

Today? I am an NCO in the US Army, moderately accomplished in my career field, and married to the most wonderful woman in the world, who I would not have met had I not chosen to enlist.

The next five years? Who knows.
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Postby Faeryn » Mon Dec 29, 2014 3:14 pm

Faeryn wrote:I'll be a waitress at a pit stop in the middle of nowhere, looking for a way out. One day, a gang of Mexican bikers come and hold up the bar, and in a split second descision, I assist them and am made a temporary member, for about thirty minutes. Then, I get pushed over a cliff, my face gets maimed on some rocks, and I'm forced to live a life of seclusion on the outskirts of a small rural town, in Kentucky. I frighten scraggly teenagers looking for something awesome in the forests nearby, and end up being shot at the ripe age of 34.

Or not; I can't actually plan that far ahead.

So I did incidentally try being a waitress (only not in the middle of nowhere, we had UVA nearby and not at a truckstop) for a little bit and it was horrible. I haven't had any brutal maiming yet, and the closest I've gotten to joining a gang was enlisting into the US Army and joining a mafia. The E-4 Mafia. I have about 521 points but it still falls short of being picked up as a medic, so what can I really do? Oh well. I'm still really bad at planning ahead. 26, now, so it's kind of funny to look back and see these "wow! 25 sure is old lol" type posts. Thanks, me. What a jerk.
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Re: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Postby Genken » Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:07 am

Crazy that this is a 2007 era post and it's still pretty much time to do a progress check.

Consider if it was a 2003, you could practically get an answer to a "15 years from now" post.

I just got back from 2 weeks in New Zealand, partially fulfilling my Middle Earth tramping fantasies.

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Re: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Postby SilverXCIV » Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:59 pm

It's interesting to see where everyone has ended up in the last eight years. I'm kind of disappointed that I didn't post in this thread, but at the same time I don't think I could have fathomed the changes that have happened since 2007.
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Re: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Postby Genken » Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:01 pm

What's been your haps since 2007?

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Re: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Postby SilverXCIV » Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:11 pm

Genken wrote:What's been your haps since 2007?


Oh god I was still in middle school in 2007. Since then I have

Moved a few times within Maryland. Parents split up, got a step mother and a step brother (who recently passed in a car accident)

Graduated high school with two vocational certificates, one in Print Production, and another in Video Production.

Went to a two year college and got almost all the way through my A.A.S before my move date to Ohio came. (I was supposed to finish in time but the stress got to me.)

Went from being in a long distance relationship to engaged and moved in together with my wonderful fiance Zachari (Who goes by Replicka, Foolishreplicka, aarmuss and a fuck ton of other aliases online with his art.)

Worked a year as a student aide for the computer technicians at my college, getting myself interested in doing IT full time.

Trucked 400 miles in a Uhaul with said fiance from Maryland to Ohio where we got our own apartment, juggled job issues and eventually settled down in time for the snowpocalypse.

Been a crazy existence.
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Postby Lysia » Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:10 am

Lysia wrote:
Lysia wrote:I think I'll either be:

a) Single career woman traveling the world

or

b) Married with 1-2 children


I'm very much in column (a) at the moment. Now a senior services engineer in my current job (telecoms engineer). Love my job a lot, despite its stressful moments. And I'm travelling a lot, just got back from Spain 6 days ago, heading to Singapore the week after next. Will be interesting to see if I've also landed in column (b) by the time we've reached 10 years (2017), since I'm in a wonderful relationship at the moment.


It's been just over a year since my last post in this thread (quoted above). I'm still a career woman - in fact just last week I was promoted to a new role, solution architect. I've still been travelling. I spent a lot of last year working in Germany. Funnily enough, 8 years ago I was dying to travel the world. But after 8 years of travel I'm hoping to spend some more time at home. I still love travelling, but it gets hard being away from friends and family all the time and missing out on things. Plus my boyfriend moved in last year and I don't want to be away from him so much any more, and it looks like that marriage thing might be on the horizon... :)
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Re: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Postby Genken » Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:25 am

Congratulations on all fronts!

Travel for work has a novelty that seems to wear off when you spend a lot of time on the road. Though the entirety of my work travel is domestic (and the exciting midwest to boot).

Getting to travel to Germany though must have definitely had its fun / perks though. What part of Germany were you in, and what did your job duties out there entail?

I always envy people who get to be paid to fly internationally. I use all of my accumulated domestic FF miles to fly way on ever-so-brief vacations.

As for myself, not sure. 10 years and a lot has happened. It's amazing to consider 10 years ago I was not even in college yet, and back then the old pops was still around (miss that guy). And yet 10 years ago, here I was on this site, taking the internet far too seriously... and enjoying this awesome community of people.

Since 10 years ago hmm..

-Lost 75 lbs.
-Gained 10 lbs back.
-Went from first full time salaried job (working as a consultant for DIRECTV since 20 years old), to now finally being employed directly by the company as a regional account manager. Had a very nice year in 2014 and am fortunate to have been stably employed my whole adult life (through College until present).
-Since 2010 I've been regularly trying to travel as much as I can (during PTO obviously). I know many people have traveled far more than I, but I'm very proud to have done the things I have, and look forward to traveling more. I just got back from Hong Kong & New Zealand this January, fulfilling many of my Lord of the Rings geek fantasies (including climbing summit to Mt. Doom crater).
-Lost a tremendous amount of my creative spirit over the years (Art and whatnot), but am making 2015 a year to try and work on it.
-Have made new friends and have tried to stayed close to the short couple of friends I've known my whole life.

I suppose 17-27 does include some incredibly formative years. It has simultaneously been a quick, and yet arduously long 10 years. Over 1/3rd of your life so far, I can imagine how it would feel so.

Hoping more people see this and chime in with updates. It would be great to see who's still alive, and how they're doing!

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Re: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Postby Lysia » Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:30 am

(I need to get back into the habit of checking this place more regularly!)

It sounds like you've already done some amazing trips Genken. New Zealand is amazing isn't it?! I first went there in 2009 and toured around, and I've been back for a couple of shorter trips since. It's pretty much a domestic flight from the east coast of Australia. Next time you're in that part of the world you should stop by Australia and say hello :P

When I was in Germany last year I was based in Dusseldorf, which is pretty close to the west border. It still astounds me that in Europe you can take a day trip to another country. We could borrow a car from work and sometimes on weekends we'd head across the border into the Netherlands for the day. Work-wise I was working with one of the mobile phone operators over there. My biggest job was deploying Voice over LTE (VoLTE) but I worked on a bunch of other features too.
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Re: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Postby Rykua » Sat Sep 05, 2015 7:42 am

I guess this is kind of the "What has happened since 2007" thread now, so I guess I'll go on and talk about a few things that have been going on here.

I graduated high school, finally. Went to community college for a bit (read: five years full and part time). Got my AA in music. Went to Rutgers New Brunswick as an English major with a concentration on Creative Writing and Education. Dropped out of school when paying for tuition, books, and rent became overwhelming. Started moving up the corporate ladder at my job and was promoted to shift manager. Almost got promoted to upper management and starting a career when a nasty turn of events required me to move back to my home area.

Right now, I work with the same company as a regular associate desperately trying to move back up the corporate ladder (with an asshole manager who does not like my upfront, blunt, honest style of working and reporting), working as a freelance music composer for local schools, volunteer instructor for a local high school's marching band, I play piano and trumpet and trombone in local theatre companies and high schools for their musical productions, and I do other miscellaneous projects. I recently have been contacted by a newly formed indie video game team to write the music for their new upcoming hybrid RPG/action-adventure game, so I'm looking forward to doing that (a 2D sprite game made in Unity). I also have been working with another upcoming team of people who want to create a JRPG in the Unreal engine, so I'm looking forward to that project as well.

In my spare time, I have been helping my girlfriend out in all her entrepreneurial endeavors. As for what I've done with her, I've done some copywriting for a web development company she just started up (although I mainly only did stuff that had to do with applications and the hiring process and the like). We also have started up a geek-culture website and I'm currently lead article writer and lead editor, although the website is currently down for maintenance. We also have plans on working on a horror survival/RPG hybrid game in Multimedia Fusion as well as a platformer in Multimedia Fusion. The idea is to get a team that works well together before we take on doing a huge project with the Crytek CryENGINE.

Oh, and I both started a huge Fire Emblem fanfiction in 2007 that I'm STILL working on in my spare time. Currently at 135 chapters, over 660K words, 1200+ reviews, etc.

Outside of that, hoping to get my own house in the next two or three years (hated living in an apartment... too restrictive), hopefully can get a few guinea hens and chickens as pets, maybe get married, become a fully freelance worker and completely wean myself off from this crappy hourly-work deal, and truly become the embodiment of the arts that I have always dreamed and strived and sweat blood for.

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Re: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Postby Princess Rein » Thu Sep 17, 2015 12:07 am

I wasn't around for this thread but holy cow, it's been 11 years since I joined this forum. Time flies, man.

I'm not where I thought I would be at 23, but it's not a bad thing. I feel like I'm in a much better spot than I otherwise could have been, considering some of the things that happened right around the time I stopped visiting this forum. My parents ended up going through a pretty nasty divorce right as I was entering high school. I won't go too much into that other than I no longer have a relationship with my mother due to the choices she made and I am -very- thankful I had my boyfriend (now husband) around at the time. Other than that, made it successfully through high school, tried some college and didn't feel like it was for me. So, husband and I jumped straight into working and moved out of our parents' houses. We had a couple different jobs, mostly did walmart, after that I did an at-home job for a bit. Found out I was pregnant about 5 months in to that, so we grabbed different jobs nearby at a casino (I got to work in a smoke free area) to save up some money. Went ahead and officially married in October to try and keep it close to our original anniversary, husband got promoted in November and I ended up quitting around the time the baby was born in January. That was not our original plan but BIL decided he didn't want to watch the baby for us while I worked, never gave us a straight answer either, just ignored it when it came up. Not the end of the world luckily, but with purchasing a house in April, money's been a little tight. Manageable, but tight. I've more than enjoyed my time as a stay-at-home-mom for the last eight months, so I can't complain.

So, yeah. That's where I am at the moment. Married, baby'd, housed and all that fun jazz. And now it's time to bathe the baby because he is all covered in his oatmeal, hah.
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Re: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Postby FightingTorque » Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:58 pm

I kinda wish I'd made a post way back when now, then I'd know for sure how far I've progressed in a decade :P
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Re: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Postby Alexandra » Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:19 pm

I'm not where I thought I would be. Never thought my husband would up and leave for another woman.

On the other hand...I've been working at recovering my son from autism/Asperger's. I've found out that vitamin B12 helps detox. I started giving him this stuff called Behavior Balance (it has B6, magnesium, folate, and B12) consistently and I've been seeing improvements in his speech and socialization--and a decrease in aggression. He is 15 now, will be 16 in December.
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