Where do you see yourself in 30 years?
By The Dartmouth Staff
Published on Friday, May 25, 2012
Emma Fidel: In 30 years, I probably will have abandoned my “interest” in journalism and filmmaking and will have followed my heart to Wall Street. Or I will be Rebekah Brooks.
Jamila Ma: In 30 years, I will be wondering whether or not I want my children to attend Dartmouth.
Katie Gonzalez: I can only hope to be successful doing something I love. And I’d like to be traveling. A lot.
Alina Everett: In 30 years I see myself sitting outside at a Parisian cafe with my foreign significant other, eating a chocolate croissant and not answering emails. I’ll reminisce about Biz Staff meetings in Robo and about a subsequent long and happy career conducting “Highs and Lows” on the DL in a power suit at my new company in Boston. With any luck, I will have no fewer than two sassy cats and at least one child decked out in head-to-toe Dartmouth (and maybe Petit Bateau) gear. And if that doesn’t pan out, I might lobby to be the first Tri-Delt house ghost.
Christina Wray: So in 30 years I’ll be 51 (wow). Hopefully by that time, I’ll be a successful physician, happily married and ideally back in Texas, since I can only do New England for so long. I also plan to continue making the trek up to Hanover every Homecoming and Green Key (but not for Winter Carnival since at that point I’ll be too old to bear the cold). Also I hope that in 30 years, I’ll have regained the sense of taste I’ve recently lost in the right half of my tongue due to a wisdom tooth mishap.
Greg Berger: In 30 years, I will be 52 years old and probably wearing a hooded sweatshirt. I hope to be the proud owner of the world’s largest fast food chain, Berger’s Burgers.
Ann Baum: If employment in the technology industry falls through, in 30 years I aspire to run a chain of gourmet fried food restaurants by day, while working on my budding amateur karaoke career by night.
Madeline Sims: I hope that my law school degree (read: excuse to delay becoming a real person for three more years) will pay off, and I will be saving the world through social justice advocacy and policy reform. If that fails, though, I hope to run a dance studio or perhaps open up a bottled water store so that I no longer have to have packs of 32 Poland Spring bottles delivered to my room every other day. Another goal is to experience new foods and drinks from across the world, though Home Plate Brunch and Keystone will always have a special place in my heart.
Robert Szypko: If I'm alive 30 years from now, I’ll be taking two-hour lunch breaks a la francaise. I’ll be “working on my novel” and will frequently contribute “postcolonial” think pieces to some weekly or quarterly publication with too few pictures in it for me to look at when they send me copies. I will be teaching journalism at the local district high school during my afternoons. I will make my kids join garage bands and have them listen to Titus Andronicus and Sufjan Stevens from a very young age.
Kip Dooley: Hopefully in 30 years I’ll be chilling on my self-sustaining sheep farm in Minnesota as a stay-at-home dad, playing sports and writing stories with my kids all day.
Peter Stein: In 20 or 30 years, I will not have written anything in 20 or 30 years.
Patrick Chen: In 30 years, Kanye West will be president of the United States, and if I play my cards right, I’ll be his personal doctor.
Sean Schultz: After struggling through my 20s, I will find my niche as a creative ad copywriter by my 30s and spin out several notable taglines for major snack brands. I will try and do a webcomic on the side but fail. Lack of hustle will be believed to be the blame. By my 40s, I will have settled in a Portland suburb and take pride in my children’s soccer league victories. The wife and I will journey through a dark place as we round into our fifth decade but we will hold out and continue strong professionally and personally. I will not have changed the world, but I’ll be happy within my own.
Renee Gauthier: I will probably still be paying off my student loans. When I finish, I will celebrate with a round-the-world trip and will spend the next 20-30 years paying off the debt from that. I will also be suppressing any nagging insecurities about my ability to manage my own finances.
Chad Hollis: In 30 years, I see myself happily retired. Using the settlement cash I earned after getting hit by a city train in Milwaukee, I will travel the word in search of the perfect guacamole.
Elizabeth Sullivan: In 30 years, ideally, I’ll have raised my children to feel just as strongly about the Bruins and Yankees as I do (maybe they’ll even be speaking French). My career will still involve writing or editing in some way, and I’ll periodically make trips back to Dartmouth with my golden retriever in tow. At age 51, the Overheards will seem less comprehensible and more reprehensible, but I’ll still know what’s going on in The D’s sports section!