MY LIFE 5 YEARS FROM NOW
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.