The way I see myself ten years ahead of now is not something I often think about. To tell you the truth, it scares me a little to know that in one short decade I will be twenty eight years old, and that my years of youth are coming to an end. One thing I’m certain of, is that if God gives me the opportunity to get to that age, I will make the most of my years and put all of my effort to become a successful, happy woman.
A vision I’ve always had of myself years ahead of now is a wealthy business woman that owns an art academy, and is a world-wide well known artist. I will have graduated from a bachelor in fine arts from college, as well as a master in painting and business administration. My institution will give art education to people of all ages, guiding them to a successful career in the arts, as the one I will be having.
My academy will give scholarships to gifted young people who have outstanding artistic abilities, passion for the art, and determination. I will get financial support from many companies interested in my work, and maybe even get the chance to expand my business internationally.
People around the whole world will be very interested in my works of art, which will include paintings and photographs. Many awards will have been given to me not only for my art, but also because of my work for the community, and my occupational achievements.
I see myself becoming very famous internationally and an esteemed artist in the eyes of many persons.
In some years, I will be taking care of my dad’s horses, and with them, not only develop a recognized and well-bred herd of Lousitano equines, but also have horseback riding as a hobby I will often be able to do. Although I will have a busy life, I will also have plenty of time to paint and ride horses, as well as a relationship with a good, funny, handsome, well-mannered man who will make me very happy; I might even adopt a couple of children and raise them to be good, successful and loving people.
Much of the money I earn will help young people with economical limitations to receive a good education, so they can make Guatemala a better place, as I will be by creating work opportunities and helping the people in need. I’m sure that with perseverance and the help of the people I love, as well as God’s, I will have the chance to travel around the world and meet many beautiful places.
By the time I turn 28, I will have visited dozens of countries around the world, and known places of incredible beauty. Another one of my wishes is to be able to build a very beautiful house with a painting studio, a big garden, a couple of dogs, a few nice cars, and maybe even a swimming pool and a hot tub.
Other dreams I have include a house in lake Atitlan, as well as an apartment in Miami, a room share in Steamboat Colorado, and a beautiful house in Puerto San José, Guatemala. I’m not very certain I will be living in my native country ten years ahead of now, but I am certain that I will visit it often to see my family and friends as frequently as my job allows me to.
Ten years from now, I see myself as a strong, independent, healthy, and most important of all, happy woman, and I am aware that the only person that can get me there is myself by putting all the passion, effort and determination I have in everything I do. In the movie Shrek II, I once heard a very life-changing quote that the character Arthur said after defeating his enemy. “The only person that can keep you from becoming who you want to be is yourself.” The biggest obstacle I have to fight against is, as the quote mentions, me, and I know that I will be strong enough to defeat my fears and weaknesses.
As many achievements I accomplish, houses I buy, trips I make, and people I meet, I truly believe that life is measured by the moments that take your breath away, therefore, my purpose in the journey god gave me the chance to live through, will not only be materialistic. The reason for my existence will be happiness, and I believe that with an open heart and a strong mind, nothing will be keeping it from becoming part of me.