I thought it was certainly time to update my 30 Before 30 tag, with a specific update and tick off of the Plan a future item (sitting on #2). It’s kind of a big one, and I am glad that I can now be able to say; “Oh cool, I have a future, I have plans, things are going to be alright.” That’s not to say, that unexpected things can’t happen, plans can and often do change. I am content with the fact that at least for now, I have some direction!
My plan for the future
- Study for degree in Communication Design
For now I will be studying 1 unit a term (3 terms a year) and have 19 units to complete. Which means it will take over 6 years to complete. That is a long time and probably seems excessive just to complete a bachelors degree. The main reason that I am doing only 1 unit at a time, is so that I am able to cope with the pressure of study while negotiating it into my life and my sometimes noodly brain. If I reach a point where I can do more than 1 unit a term, awesome. However, I am fine with it taking a while longer and that is the main thing.
- Continual mental health support
Although I have yet to complete the item on my 30 Before 30 list Solid mental health plan, part of my future will involve having constant monitoring of my mental health, through visits to doctors, psychologists as well as maintaining medications and other healthy lifestyle choices. How my health is treated may change over time, the constant must be that I am always taking care of myself and aware of how I am coping.
- Staying creative
It is essential to who I am that I am doing creative work. I can’t imagine a future where I am not designing, drawing, sketching, photographing, writing or dreaming new worlds. So it is important that for the future, I continue to be creative. To share my creations in whatever medium I choose and enjoy being able to do so.
- Working on projects
I love creating websites and working on projects. Ever since 2003 I have always had some kind of additional project I have been working on. I like being able to explore creative ideas, and implement them into ways that other people have something useful (such as Giraffe Host and Blog Matter). Technology will surely change a lot in the coming years, and I hope that I will continue to maintain and build many new projects.
I have had a registered business (in Australia) since 2012 and have never been able to properly dedicate myself to it, or find the confidence to explore and expand on every avenue. At some point in the future, when I am ready and capable, I want to use all the knowledge I have gained through study and life experience to really try my hardest to make a business I can be really proud of.
- After study
After I have completed my studies in Communication Design, I see three options. A-) If I am interested in an associated field, to continue further study. B-) Work on my business. C-) Work for someone else, as long as it was an environment that I was comfortable with.
So there you have it. My plan for the future. Many things will surely change and if there is a significant event, I might just have to make a new plan. No drama.
1. What are your plans for the future?
2. Do you have people that support you with those plans?