I’m at my dad’s house for his 50th birthday and decided to record a vlog. I tried to get him to come over and say hi but he wouldn’t do it.
While I’ve been here for the birthday celebration (his birthday is actually the 10th) I’ve been thinking a lot. I turn 26 on the 14th and my family keeps asking me what I’ll be doing when I turn 50. I said I hope I’m doing what I’m doing now. I just hope I’m better at it, more successful, and helping more people.
I love working online. It’s hard but I get to do something totally different than my friends and family. I’m forging my own path and that feels fantastic. On top of it I’m helping people. Every email I get from someone telling me I helped them in some way feels fantastic.
Most people I know answer the question about what they’ll be doing when they’re 50 is “anything but this” or “I’ll be retired” or “I”ll finally have a career.” Ideally I’ll still be working online, blogging, and connecting with people. I’ll be running my successful little online business.
I hope I’ll be able to hire a few VAs to do some stuff but I like being in control of my business so I don’t think I could ever step down and let someone run it.
What do you think? Will you still be working online in 10, 15, or 20 years? Is this a stepping stone to something greater or have you reached (basically) what you plan to be doing forever?
Some people think that I should aspire for more than this, but if I’m happy why should I?