So somebody once asked me where I see myself in ten years. Then literally the next day somebody else asked me that same exact question and it really got me thinking… I mean, I answered the questions truthfully and as fully as I could on a virtual message but what really struck me was the fact that I was asked this specific question on two consecutive days by two people who know me in two completely different ways. It almost felt like a sign. A sign to speak my dreams into existence by writing them down and by talking about them because that’s how the law of attraction works, right? Basically.
So here I am, writing my dreams into existence, proclaiming their coming true in front of God and you, whoever you are that’s reading this right now.
In ten years I will be 29. 29-year-old Zoa lives in Berlin, Germany, a city she now calls home. I have a beautiful cosy apartment with many big windows and a gorgeous kitchen. My place oozes hygge and has a gorgeous view. My apartment is south facing to absorb maximum warmth and sunlight all year round. I am still vegan and live in a neighbourhood with vegan restaurants around every corner. My kitchen is fully equipped with awesome gadgets and equipment including a Vitamix blender and Le Creuset cookware. As always, the kitchen is my favourite room in the house.
I want to say that I won’t be married by 29 because I only want to get married at 30 so perhaps I’m engaged or in a serious relationship. Honestly, however, I can’t predict my love life because love is confusing and comes into your life when you least expect it. Therefore, I may get married in my early to mid-twenties or well into my thirties. These are things I cannot foreshadow. If I’m not married at 29 I definitely do not have any children and if I am married, my having children depends on how long I’ve been married.
Salted Butter is my official job and it is amazing. I spend my days blogging, developing recipes, photographing food and filming YouTube videos. I’m having such a great time doing it. I am also a freelance food photographer but my main gigs are blogging and YouTube. Berlin accommodates all I need to sustain myself with the blog and Salted Butter is a place to find all help and information on the best way to sustain a vegan lifestyle. It’s a safe space full of positivity, advice, amazing recipes and photographs, and light-hearted fun.
My German is so fluent I can put my high school native German speaking classmates to shame. I do yoga every day and can perform those cool advanced yoga poses that make you go, “Dammnnnn.” My skin is moisturised and hydrated and my hair is flourishing. I’m happy, satisfied and probably not freaking out about turning 30 the following year unless I’m single and alone but that’s not going to happen. Okay, I’m lying. I’m probably still freaking out regardless because turning 30 is a big deal. Despite that, I am still living my best life. I am strong, mature, wise, and have an increased EQ. I am overcoming my social anxiety and no longer bottle up my emotions but learn to express them in a healthier way. I also genuinely enjoy working out and drink my 2 to 2.5 litres of water a day like I’m supposed to. I even hike for fun! Okay, maybe I’m pushing it. I may not be hiking for fun but I do it because I know it makes me feel accomplished and strong.
I have a wonderful and intimate group of loving and supportive friends yet I still communicate with my original Squad and I am proud of their success. They are living their best lives and I cannot be more happy for them. Maybe one of them is getting married- I am definitely invited to their wedding. I often travel to various countries for holiday and fly to Namibia annually or at least every second year to visit my family, friends and my home. Namibia is always in my heart and I miss it dearly and often but Berlin is where I thrive and find comfort and peace.
That’s me in 10 years. I see myself living my best life. But most importantly what I see is that I am happy.