Have you ever thought of what life will look like in 2030? Thinking about the future brings out mixed feelings in us. It's daunting, but at the same time, it also gives us hope that the best is yet to come. What's so captivating about the future is that it's a space where we can shape today to the best of our abilities. Some say that it's better not to expect too much from the future or to expect the worst so you can avoid disappointment but, in a way, doing this limits possibilities of what could be. We say plan for the best but be brave enough to embrace the unknown — that's exactly what members of our Clozette Community are doing. Here, they share their dreams and hopes of their life a decade from now.
A happy home life
"My goal is to have a stable home-based business. Now that I'm a mother of two, I want to make a sustainable living without leaving the house because I want to take care of my children on my own and see them grow right before my eyes. A decade from now, I'm still myself doing what I love which is blogging. I also envision having a more stable family life. Since we are just starting to live on our own right now, we are taking everything slowly but surely. I also hope to grow a small online business where I sell layouts for digital invitations that I put up this year to add a little into our income." — Jeanne Lucero
A thriving career
"At this point in my life, I'm totally experiencing the so-called quarter-life crisis. But every day, I’m striving to sharpen and utilise my knowledge and skills so I can be effective in my job and in the long run my goal is to have a thriving career. In the future, I also envision myself doing business, handling meetings competitively, doing research and development, and just be an overall hands-on businesswoman. On a personal level, I see myself travelling to places I’ve always dreamt of, doing the things I like, and trying things I might have missed out on. And of course, I see myself settled down with kids 10 years from now. To achieve this, right now I save my money and learn from my mentors as much as I can and map out ideas for my future business or investment." — Toni Solano
Health and happiness
"My goals for the next 10 years is to be an independent, healthy, and most important of all, a happy woman. I also hope to still be happily married and right now, I make sure to spend quality time with my other half. This year, I've also been taking tiny steps towards a healthier lifestyle like taking walks on weekend instead of going for brunch and cutting down on sugar. With these, I hope to achieve my simple goal of health and happiness." — Amanda Wang
A carefree, creative life
"2020 opened my eyes to a lot of things I wasn’t privy to before the pandemic. I was the “work till I drop” type so my daily routine was put on hold when the lockdown started and everything was put on pause — my wedding included — and this has forced me slow down and enjoy more of life. And so for the coming decade, some of my personal goals include making time for myself and my interests. I realised that when I do take the time to do the things I enjoy, my mental health is better, and I’m able to accomplish more at work and such. 10 years from now, I'm hopefully settled down as my own boss and I also have plans to relocate to another country (but we'll see). Right now, I want to focus my energy more on exploring other creative things like cinematography and photography." — Milky Elipane
Being there and present
"In 10 years, I wish to be financially stable so that I can provide for my little girl as well as my parents. I also want to still be physically healthy so that I can witness all my little girl’s different milestones and be there for her every step of the way. I also hope I can be my girl’s best friend too! To make this happen, I'm hitting the gym more often. At my peak, I used to visit the gym three to four times a week, so I want to slowly get back to that regime. I also make sure to spend quality time with my daughter. Whenever I’m with her, my phone is always not with me. I don't want her to get into the habit of using too much phone when she grows up." — Sabrina Soh
To bring joy to people's lives
"In 10 years, I wish for my work to continue to improve people's lives. As an UX&UI designer, my biggest goal is to see my design solution bring joy to people's lives when using the mobile apps or websites that I've designed.
Aside from work, because the condition of my skin is horrible since I was young, I spent lots of money, tried many products and took the extra effort to research for a solution that works for me. Hence whenever possible, I hope to share my experience gained through the years on my blog and on social media to encourage anyone with sensitive and acne-prone skin like me. I hope to have the chance to conduct talks on skincare tips that help acne-prone skin, as well as being trusted by troubled-skin sufferers to approach me for skincare advice." – Yuji
Waking up to a job one loves
"In 2030, I’m honestly not sure where I'd be. In 10 years, I wanna be happily married and have my own family by then. But for now, career-wise, I know in my heart that in 10 years’ time I want to have my own restaurant. I hope I'd be waking up to a job I love and enjoy. Currently, as a chef, I try to take some personal time for my own kitchen experiments. It's important to know that you can always make mistakes, and at the end of the day, you learn from it. I find it very important too to learn from each of my staff and hear their own thoughts on things that happen in our kitchen each day. With this knowledge, in 10 years, I hope to become a chef that’s good enough to run her own restaurant." — Ira Tan
(Cover photo from: Diego PH via Unsplash)
Next, learn about lifestyle changes we're keeping even after the pandemic is over.