In 10 Years Time

I promised the sweet BubbliMuslima who presented me with a blog award a few weeks ago that I'd do this just for her. Anyhoo thanks for thinking of me hun! Now I have to write about where I see myself in 10 years.

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In 10 years time... I'll be 32 years old young. I hope to have started a good, fulfilling career in the media industry by then. Preferably in an organisation which allows me to help others through my line of work. I definitely want a job that entails some sort of humanitarian cause so it's not just about 'me, me, me' all the way. No matter what I do, I hope I'll still be able to write and somehow make a difference with my writing. I also wouldn't mind dabbling in fashion merchandising and saving up towards owning a cafe or bakery of my own someday.
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In 10 years time... who knows, I could be married with a kid or 2? But I know one thing's for sure. As much as I love and want children, I don't think it's a good idea to have them unless I'm with a man who will be an awesome Dad, leader and provider for the family. In an ideal situation it's best for children to live in a stable, happy home where both parents can get along synergistically. These days that is a lot to ask for, apparently. (I added this cute baby girl's photo for the 'awwww' effect. Did it work? =D)

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In 10 years time... I want to finally settle down in a country. Yes, just one country because I'm getting pretty tired of figuring out where I belong. It could be Malaysia, it could be somewhere else. I'll leave that one a mystery for now.

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In 10 years time... inshaAllah I'll be able to look back and say that I made some pretty good choices in life.


AA Sha, this is a good exercise to do! I just wrote a post about how I don't have the confidence to unleash my full potential...and because I haven't then I regret missed opportunities...
I like how you include things for yourself on the 10 yr list: like owning your very own cafe/bakery. I love that! I believe in you...gosh Sha I wish I could be as cool as you if I ever grow up ;)
Shahirah Elaiza said…
Walaykummusalam! It is a good exercise... kinda makes you dream about a lot of things lol.

But it all starts with a dream no? =)
Amalia said…
This is a great idea :) I hope all those things happen for you in the next 10 years :)
Layla said…
Salaam Sis Shahira,

Great post and great idea, u got me thinking aout my list... Inshallah you achieve everything you plan on or if not then something better!
Love your blog too, u r absolutly lovely sis and the pictures are so cheerful!
Keep up the great blogging :)
Take care :))
Shahirah Elaiza said…
Amalia: Thanks beautiful, I hope so too =)

Layla: Aww thanks! and Ameen =) I think it's really important to be positive about the future.

So ladies, whatcha waiting for, start your own list now!
mustikasari said…
amiiiiiiin... amin allahumma amin ya sha :)
Irene Kong said…
I admire your optimism. I admire your hard work. I admire your way of writing, it soothes people.

I will pray that all your dreams in 10 years time will become true. :)
Shahirah Elaiza said…
Mustika, ameen ya rabalameen!

Irene, thank you for leaving such a warm and thoughtful comment =)
Korean Muslim said…
I've just stumbled upon your blog, and I have to say, it's the best thing I've found in a long while! I recently converted to Islam several months ago (living in America) and became very conservative, mostly due to the influence of my conservative MSA advisors. Recently, I've begun to question whether I really feel my "conservativeness" in my heart, or whether it's just an act. I never let go of my connection with God, but I often felt out of tune with the Muslims I was with, as most were teenage boys who had grown up in a Muslim family. MashAllah, I asked God for help when I was feeling at an all-time-low, and a couple days later, I found your blog. You give me hope that we don't immediately have to become nuns once we convert, and that each person has his/her own path and pace. I'm not a hijabi, and I'm not sure whether I'll ever be, but I respect every woman's decision, regardless of what it is, as long as it was HER choice. I admire how you choose to live your life to the fullest and how you pursue your dreams. May God grant all your wishes! Keep believing, and, on a lighter note, I hope you don't mind that I took your peace photo to be my facebook profile pic :)

Korean Muslim