2009-2010 (age 23/24)
Finish my second year in the furniture design program. Start making connections and figuring out what's going to happen after I graduate. Find a good summer job. Erick graduates from medschool.
Finish 3rd year in the program, graduate. Work for a furniture design studio/company/some sort of design company while further developing my own personal style and figuring out what goes into running a studio/design company. Move in with Erick once I've graduated (hopefully in Toronto, maybe Hamilton, depending on where he wants to go/gets in to for residency).
Continue working for someone else, while making more connections and more firm plans about if/when/what sort of studio I want to set up on my own.
If the job is good, I could continue working for someone else, paying off debts, saving money.
Ditto as previous year. After this year Erick will probably have completed his (probably 5 year) residency, and thus will be making money and perhaps another move will be in order. In which case 2014-2015 (28/29) could be the logical time (in terms of monetary stability) to take a risk with my own studio. But then again I don't want to be a fuddy duddy and avoid risks for too long. So who knows. Five year plan my bum.