Scribble Saturday: 10 Years From Now

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Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I have been asked that question throughout my 19(almost 20) years of life several times.It is actually kind of funny thinking about it. When I was 10, I would say I would have a successful career and house. Yet here I am 10 years later. A very deep in debt college student, working a minimum wage job, and having to move back in with my parents for the next year during school. Most would say that is an epic fail. However, I just see as my 10-year-old self being extra ambitious and imaginative. I mean, at 10-years-old what do you really know about the future? You’ve got about another seven or eight years to completely change your life several times. You do not really have an accurate eye as to what is to come in 10 years.

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Now, I am almost 20. Almost out of college. I would say I am on the edge of full fledged adulthood as I know it. Of course adulthood gets more and more intricate as time goes on. But now I see it as me finally about to get the training wheels of. My teenage years are coming to a close after all. So what do I see now that I’ve got another decade almost conquered?

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I see myself having a life that I chose. Not one that I end up with. What’s the difference? Ending up with something is more or less getting something that I did not want or ask for. Just something I’ve settled with. I want a life that I make all the choices in. Yes, there is a bit of uncertainty, and not everything turns out as planned. But, I do not want to end up in a miserable desk job. I want to end up with a lively career that I am happy to do everyday.

I want to become an author. I do not have to be the best out there to be happy. But, I want to at least publish some books. Have other people enjoy the words that circle my mind on the daily would be the best. I will be the happiest in that spot, but I could also see myself using my future communications degree to work in a big business and be happy too.

As for my personal life, I do not know if I want to be married. I am comfortable living alone(with plenty of furbabies to keep me happy). But, maybe that will change. As for my future home, I want to stay living in the South. While I want to travel the world, I will have plenty of time to do that over the years. When it comes to a place to settle in, I definitely want a big house with a lot of grassy land around. Acres upon acres of never-ending fields is my happy place.

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Career, personal life, and home are some of the big points to looking into the future for me. I see myself being an author, with a maybe family, and a big house with a lot of land. My question of the day for you all:

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Thank you all for reading. Be sure to link your own blog, Twitter, Instagram down below for me to get to know you.

-Annaiss

Links: About Me // Twitter // Instagram

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Taking A Page: I Want to Write

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I am going to be trying something a little outside my comfort zone in this blog post. I am going to be “taking a page” from my actual journal, and putting it up here for this post. I will be putting a complete entry up as the post, and not literally just one page. So that way you all will get the full story. If this works out, I might do this more often. Here we go.

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I want to write a story. A book. A novel. Whatever you want to call it. I have been writing since early elementary school days. I can vaguely remember writing those stories when I was a little girl. I look back on them now and laugh, but at that time I was proud when I could get the visions in my head down on paper. I guess anyone would be proud of eight-year-old who can sit down long enough to write a story that was 20 notebook pages long, front AND back.

Back to what I was saying before; I want to write a book. My problem that I have been having is that I have too much going on in my mind. Whether it be distractions from school, distractions from my anxious mind, or distractions from whatever TV show I am binge watching on Netflix at the time. Since getting out of high school, I have told myself that it is time for me to really sit down and write a book. Almost two years after graduating high school, and here I am, still waiting for the time to write my book.

What Inspired Me?

Why did I all of a sudden get inspired to decide to do this? Someone special to me brought back the inspiration and light that makes me want to write. My Pawpaw. My father’s father. One of the most special people in my life, and the most inspiring man I know. He called me on the phone tonight, and we talked first about a movie I could suggest for him to watch. He told me that he does not get to go to the bookstore as much anymore, which made me kind of sad. But, he seems to be trying to take up movie watching. Which I am very happy that he has. But, anyway, we got into talking about me writing a book. It was actually about a year ago that he asked me for a manuscript of a book that I would write in a year. Guess what? A year has passed, and I have nothing.

After a good half hour conversation with my Pawpaw, I got off the phone, and was able to sit in my thoughts about our conversation. Why didn’t I have something written? Why didn’t I at least have some of an idea of what I want to do? Why don’t I have something for my Pawpaw to be able to read? Those questions circled my mind for a bit, and I finally got to the conclusion of how I need to jump on this book of mine ASAP.

Of course, it’s not going to be that simple. It’s not going to be as easy as one, two, three, done! I know that very well. But, I’m ready to get started. This process might take another year. It may take more. But, I want to get it started. I’m young. 19-years-old, turning 20 in four months from now. I may have the rest of my life to write, but I don’t want to wait until I’m 30 to publish my first book.

My Game Plan

So my game plan is to get started on my latest strong idea for a book. Which is an interesting one(in my opinion), but I’m not going to give anything away just yet. I need to start pre-writing. Character development, world building, plot building, and lots of research. I think the best thing for me to do now, is to kind of make a some what schedule of how I want to do things. Maybe a to-do list of some sorts. A long to-do list at that.

I think I am done writing for the day. As much I want to sit here and write for hours upon hours, I have a bubble bath that is calling my name.

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Well there you have it. The first try of my TAP potential series. My question of the day for you all:

Do you like to write? Or read? Or both?

Thank you all for reading. Be sure to link your own blog, Twitter, Instagram down below for me to get to know you.

-Annaiss

Links: About Me // Twitter // Instagram

 

Square One: Who am I?

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What better way to start a blog than starting with square one? That is where everyone’s life begins after all. Who am I? What are my hobbies and activities? What are my goals?

Who am I?

At this current moment, I am a 19-year-old college junior. My current major is communications with a concentration in media studies, but that could change tomorrow. I stand at 5 feet and 2 inches, and so does my twin sister. While I have been raised a southern girl, I find beauty in cities the same way I find beauty in huge never-ending grass fields.

Hobbies and Activites

Throughout my life I have tried many different hobbies and activities, but the one that stuck the most is my love for writing. I have been writing stories since I was six. When going through boxes of old papers and diaries, I find these short stories I used to write. Following my writing throughout the 19(almost 20) years of my life is something I cherish. One of the things I attribute to me keeping up with my writing, is my love for reading. I was that young child reading all the Harry Potter books, and any other book I could get my hands on. I am a firm believer that reading makes one’s writing stronger.

Goals

The last thing I think deserves to be involved in square one of my life is my goals. I will only be sharing a few, and I might share more later down the line in this blog. Now, I know some people that will make goals and never stick to them. My goals are set to fit my standards. Everyone is different. Some people like a strict schedule goal, and others like a go-with-the-flow type of goal. Mine are a mixture of both.

First off, I want to write books. As many as I can in my lifetime. Even if nobody reads them except for me, I want to write them. My goal is to write one book before I reach the age of 25. Which at this point gives me five years to get my life together, and get started on that. I also want to start managing my money better. Being in college, I have plenty of debt to look forward to, and I certainly do not want to be in debt for the rest of my life. So I want to start now. The last goal I want to share is one for this blog. I want to continuously blog for an entire year. I will not be posting everyday, but I want to at least post 2-4 times a week. Sometimes more than that. I guess we will see how that ends up turning out.

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I believe that covers my square one. There is plenty more to know about me, but we have all the time(and future blog posts) in the world to get around to that. My question of the day for you all:

What do you consider to be your square one?

Thank you all for reading my very first blog post. Be sure to link your own blog, Twitter, Instagram down below for me to get to know you.

-Annaiss

Links: About Me // Twitter // Instagram