Monday, July 1, 2013

July 1st, 2018

Today marks the exact middle of the year. I honestly am not sure why time seems to be flying so fast.


As long as I can remember I have always had hopes and dreams for myself.
I've always been a planner- a think ahead'er' (yes, I made that word up). I've been pretty consistent in keeping up with those plans and making adjustments as necessary.

However when you disclose this information for all to see/hear it makes me kind of nervous. Would you give me the side eye if for some reason I wasn't where I said I would like to be in this time in 5 years??

On July 1, 2018 I see myself:

With more babies. Honestly, it kind of scares me to add more children to the brood. I love my son more than I could have ever imagined loving someone else and would love for him to have brothers and sisters to grow up with but adding another seems like a huge undertaking,

Getting ready to relocate. My husband and I would like to move closer to where I'm from once he's done with his PhD. While I love my life here- I also miss my life there. Plus, being in a place without family and true friends limits things like date nights... we could use a date night.

With a Master's Degree. Okay, I don't know how well this will pan out but I started it so I want to finish it. I have no interest in paying for it myself (bratty, I know) and my current employer doesn't make it easy to get completely scott free. So, I'm hatching a plan to make this happy but NOT on my dime.
undergraduate graduation 2005

A homeowner. We aren't ready for that right now. Home ownership is HUGE and we enjoy leaving the responsibilities to someone else right now. I am not fond of paying someone else's mortgage (at all) but we also aren't bogged down with home repairs and things of the like. So it works right now but it's definitely not a permanent thing.

Happy. Above all things- materialistic or not- I want to be happy. There's nothing worse than being unhappy with yourself or your surroundings. That unhappiness begins to manifest itself in your day to day life - your health, your well being- your choices. And once you start making poor choices and that's never good. I deal with quite a few people who are unhappy- unhappy with their appearance, with their circumstance, with their job, their car, their salary... the list goes on and on.

5 years is a long time (except when you have children... then time flies) to grow, make plans, change those plans, and make more plans. And I'm up for the challenge.


  1. That is a great 5-year plan, making me want to make my 5-year plan now. Hope things work out for the best.

    1. Thank you much! You should def do one... I'd love to hear about it :)

  2. Good luck with your 5-year plan. I'm glad I came across this entry because it's about time that I reevaluate and add to mine since I've accomplished much on my list. So thank you!

    And I know you don't want to spend your own money. Trust me, I understand. Since I've secured employment, that may be my only option since I may have to switch to part time because of how the classes are scheduled. I don't want to do it but I only have about 4 classes left and I want to get it over with.

    1. That's awesome you've been able to accomplish items on your list! I always like to hear about success stories. I'd love to read an updated one if you decided to post about it.

      I'm so glad someone can relate about me not spending money on another degree. I don't want to seem entitled but there are so many resources out that that can help, I'd like to be able to take advantage of it. Good luck with finishing up those 4 classes!

  3. This is a great idea...I need to make one of these list!! Good luck with your list!

    1. Thank you! You should most certainly make one- and publish it so we can read about it... I'd love to hear it :)


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