In a recent The Chant survey, the staff asked themselves and seniors at NC to visualize their future, precisely the next ten years.
Kaitlyn DeJesus: I want to be pursuing a career-I don’t know what yet-but living a financially stable and happy life.
Priyanka Patel: Hopefully with a good man and a child, having a masters in business while working for an important company, and deciding if I want to be a lawyer.
Claire Vance: I see myself graduated from college, teaching as a profession, married, with two kids.
Anna Vickery: Either starting a nursing career or about to finish medical school.
Nation Moore: Travelling the world learning other cultures and searching for financial freedom.
Josh Jenkins: At least working on my first major production. Be it an independent film or with a big company; I feel like by the time I’m 28 I’ll be at least starting on it.
Brodie Jones: I see myself being financially successful working in the airline or hotel industry and still sending memes to Nati Duron.
Rachel Maxwell: Either alive or selling my mind to the Russians. And working with kids.
Tara Anastasoff: Out of Georgia working in a creative field like for a magazine, makeup, or clothing brand.
Morgan Brown: Owning a tiny house in the woods, writing novels, and destroying other people’s sentences via editing.
Jacob Tutterow: Living in some odd city doing a postdoc and hating most professors.
Harrison Glaze: Frantically searching for employment in the declining academic job market.
Nina Hursit: Working as a dentist or a dermatologist.
Esteban Alarcon: Getting residency for oral maxillofacial surgery.
Ashlyn Daughenbaugh: A lead engineer at a corporation designing new forms of clean energy & determining how they can be implemented to reduce emissions by corporations. I would love to be married & be able to travel to see the world while I still can. I want to be able to start making a difference earlier so it can have a bigger impact on our planet.
Brandon Ponder: Doing a job as a career.
Frank Dominguez: Living in San Antonio, Texas, working as a manager at a construction company.
Betzy Zapata: In ten years I see myself having a stable job, maybe as a police officer or anything in law. I hope I am starting to apply to work for the FBI. I see myself married or engaged, and if married I see myself with kids. But most importantly in ten years, I see myself helping people, the community, kids, just helping anyone in any way I can.
Lucas Magalhães: Travelling and possibly living in Japan while enjoying my life doing computer science or linguistics.
Katelyn Tillis: Painting and living on the beach in a different country.
Benji Josephs: In ten years I see myself out of school and running our family business with my oldest brother.
Donovan Schumpert: Being happy and healthy and working toward a successful life.
Brittany Aguilar: Genuinely happy with my dream job of being an elementary teacher.
Nati Duron: Writing for TIME or LIFE about psychology while still trying to shutdown Petland.
The article inspiration comes from a 1987 piece published by Smoke Signals, NC’s newspaper at the time.