10 Years from Now

A Luxury Apartment and an RN License

by Camille Risden

To begin with, in ten years I would like to have a stable, full-time position as a medical assistant. I would also like to own a luxury apartment in Manhattan so that I could finally know what it really feels like to live on your own.

Secondly, I would like to have all my debts paid off. At that point, I would also like to attend nursing school to obtain my RN license. Another wish would be to find a loving and nurturing man to take care of me.

Having children is one of the most wonderful experiences a woman can have.

At this point in my life, I will want to start a family because having children is one of the most wonderful experiences a woman can have. Next, I will want to advance my career to a point where I won’t have to depend on a part-time job to take care of my family. I will be able to give my kids all the care and attention they need. So many young, single parents who work full-time jobs don’t spend quality time with their children.

Another goal is to open a retail store where I would sell everything, ranging from clothes to accessories to shoes to kids’ clothing, and make them affordable for everyone.

Lastly, I would like to be able to explore the world with my children.

A Passion for Helping Others

by Skylar Rhames-Banks

If you know me personally, then you know that we probably don’t have enough ink and paper to describe the type of future I see for myself. Summing it up, though, I hope in ten years to be an obstetric nurse practitioner who owns several health clinics all over the United States.

I have always had a passion for helping others, and I feel health care has always been my calling. I am especially drawn to helping teens and women when it comes to healthy choices, delivering babies, or just advice and counseling.

I feel health care has always been my calling.

Not only would these things make my dream job, they would also bring a means of comfort for my family. Comfort—a word I have not been used to for a while. Not until the birth of my son two years ago.

In ten years, I hope my boyfriend (my then husband) and my toddler (my then preteen) will be living in a home that we own, with all the bills paid for ahead of time, a full fridge, and closets overflowing. I would love to see myself involved in multiple organizations that help people all over the world.

One goal that is the closest to my heart is to be so on top that both my parents would not ever have to work or worry for anything for as long as I have them.

I am very happy my training for the starting point of my medical career began with Hunter Business School.

I Needed a Change

by Marcia Michel

I recently had a rough time with my job, and I decided I needed a change. I started researching schools to become a medical assistant. I love helping people, and such a program would be a quick turnaround to start a new career. As a mom and a wife, I had to do something different to start bringing home more income.

About two years ago, I lost a prominent job and had to start from the bottom again. My job was terrible, and I hated going to work. On my fortieth birthday, I felt like I was going through a midlife crisis. Change was a must, thank God!

I felt like I was going through a midlife crisis. Change was a must, thank God!

In ten years, I would love to be a manager or supervisor at a doctor’s office or a manager for a department in a hospital. I know that to accomplish that I will have to get more training than what a medical assistant gets. So, I would like to get a bachelor’s degree in management, as well.

I would love to start in a company and grow there, with the hope of getting promoted to a managerial position. I love working in the medical field, and to finish my career doing that would be a dream come true.

My daughter will be turning 18 by then and getting ready to finish high school. I’ll be crying so much, as my baby will be grown and leaving home. And I will have been married for 19 years and hope to still be happily in love.

No one knows where they will be in ten years, but I do hope and pray I will still be alive and able to accomplish my dreams.

Unsure of What I Wanted to Become

by Gina Pontrelli

After graduating high school, I was unsure of what I wanted to become. I chose not to go to college and work full-time until I finally came to a decision on what I wanted to do as my career.

After working in a dermatology office, I discovered that I wanted to become a medical assistant. I enjoyed working with patients in the medical office and watching the surgeries when I had some free time.

I love to help others and make patients feel better when they are not feeling good about themselves. It is an incredible feeling when people are having a better day because you make a difference in theirs.

It is an incredible feeling when people are having a better day
because you make a difference in theirs.

After discovering what I wanted to become, I ended up Googling schools to take the next step into the medical field and found Hunter Business School. I spoke with a woman named Evelyn, and I set up an appointment to talk to her about the program and to visit the school to see if it was a fit for me. I was very interested, and I knew this was the step to take in my life.

In ten years, I don’t know for sure where I will be, but I would hope to love waking up every day to a job that I love to do and a place where I want to be. I want to be happy with my job and my personal life. It is possible that I will take my education farther in the medical field. But what I know for sure is that I will accomplish my goal of becoming a certified medical assistant.

Life Is Not a Book

by Segundo Zabala

Years ago, my teachers asked me what I could accomplish in future, and they encouraged me to make plans and devise life projects for myself. I started addressing my life with anticipation, working hard to get to the goals I set. Over time, I achieved some of these. Many other goals, for various reasons, stayed only as dreams. Often those failed plans and projects made me frustrated, causing me to reject myself.

Then I learned that life is not a book that you can write before you have lived it. It’s a volume that is composed in the present. I began to accept myself as I am. The future would be only an experience to be contemplated.

Then I learned that life is not a book that you can write before you have lived it.

But still I make plans. I can see the future. But these plans are not more important than my life in the present. I appreciate the here and now and do the things that I love. I think that what you do now is important because those future scenarios may never come to fruition. I live in the present and enjoy what I have, see the positive side of things, and project a free yet efficient lifestyle.

Ten years from now, no matter where I may be living, I hope to be happily enjoying all that I have and all that I will be doing at that time. I expect to look at the world in a positive way, doing good things for the people around me, and having a supportive, agreeable life.

We all have only one life, and that is now. The past doesn’t exist. The future is waiting for us.

Ten Years Is Not That Far Away

by Ariel Ibañez

As I approached the end of my teen years, my mind was pretty much all over the place. Now that I am a bit older, I realize that my confusion and little sense of direction were pretty normal. At 21, I realized that it was time to get the ball rolling.

I signed up for a stenography course at a school in Manhattan and lasted no longer than two months. I realized I had rushed into something that was not suitable for my life or my personality whatsoever. I don’t look at it as a waste of time, or am I regretful that I gave it a shot. After realizing that stenography wasn’t for me, I became very discouraged. I put my education to the side and dedicated my days, weeks, and months to retail.

As I approached the end of my teen years, my mind was pretty much all over the place.

I love working, and I do my job to the best of my ability. I became so absorbed in the world of retail that, although there was nothing wrong with it, I realized it was no longer for me. I was committed to my job, and I forgot that there was so much more to life. I forgot that you must truly love what you do. I started thinking about things and my life more seriously and started to ponder on what would suit me best.

There were many schools and trades that I looked into, many jobs that I applied for but didn’t qualify. Instead of putting myself down, I turned everything around and became nothing less than positive. Going into the medical field was something that always crossed my mind but that I never really thought about in depth. As I was ready to get my life in order, I did some research. I found Hunter Business School for medical assisting through Google. I called and made the first appointment available to speak to an admissions representative.

I went there with the only intent of gaining information and getting some pamphlets. I did not want to rush into something again. I wanted to be sure. After meeting with a woman named Maryclare and getting a tour of the school, I was ready to enroll that day. Although I didn’t, I went back just a few days later after doing more research and signed myself up. The thought of the responsibilities of medical assistants brightened my day. I felt as if I was making the right decision.

I love helping people, I enjoy keeping busy, and I like feeling as if some people can look up to me. In my opinion, anyone in the medical field should feel prideful. I knew this was it.

After being a Hunter for a year, and as my classes came to a conclusion, the thoughts running through my mind were crazy—a good crazy. I feel nervous, I feel confident, I feel overwhelmed, but excited. I feel everything. I know as I continue this journey after Hunter that I will be more than just content. I already feel so proud of myself, and I haven’t even graduated yet.

In ten years, who knows? I may still be a medical assistant, or I may move on to further my career in the medical field or fulfill other goals I’ve always dreamed of. I might open up a clothing boutique or beauty salon or start my own makeup business. The possibilities are endless.

What I do know is that I want to always be there for people, strangers, friends, and family. It’s in my nature—helping others, putting people first, considering their feelings, and understanding them. It makes me feel whole. I do whatever I can to help to make every person feel important.

I know that I want to be successful and wake up every day pleased to go to work. I want nothing less for myself than to be happy and feel proud and accomplished.

No One Will Ever Know

by Ashley Kornstein

A typical question a person will come across throughout his/her life is “Where do I see myself in 10 years?” The funny thing is, no one will ever know. We would like to contemplate what we will know and what is going to happen, but the future is always a mystery.

The funny thing is, no one will ever know.

If I could design how my life would be 10 years from now, it would be pretty simple. I would love to be married, happy, in love, and hopefully pregnant with a kid (or even have one). Traveling is one wonder I would desire to explore. I hope that in 10 years I will have been out of the country and gotten to see the world more than once. I would love to come home to a house that I called my own, that I was able to afford, and that in which I created memories.

Ten years from now, I expect to finally be at a job that I love, hopefully a nurse in a hospital, helping all different kinds of people every, single day.

One of the most important things I want in life is to be comfortable. Throughout my life, my family was always struggling with paying for our house and keeping up with the bills. I never want that problem, and I don’t want my family to have that problem either. I will want to help them out. I will be nice to have them not worry about affording everyday things and just live life.

Most importantly, my biggest wish will be that everyone I love be healthy and happy. It would be a dream come true to see all my family, friends, and loved ones alive and without illness. To me, that would be the perfect life.