I will readily admit this is one of my least favorite questions of this entire challenge. I have no idea where I will be in 5 years. I used to do an extensive 5 year budget. But other than money I just can’t plan that far ahead. I guess if I really had to answer this question I will be a wife. I will be a home owner. I will hopefully be working full time and enjoying time with my friends and family. Those are my big 5 year plans.
But you know, I’m not sure we should plan that far into the future. I think having goals and dreams is great but if I’m so focused on making something happen in 5 years could I be missing something happening now or perhaps missing out on an opportunity because I had a 5 year plan?
If you had asked me 5 years ago where I would be in 5 years I wouldn’t have said I would be working where I’m working or even in the field I’m working in. I wouldn’t have thought I would be engaged to the man of my dreams.
I think looking ahead and dreaming for down the road is great but make sure your focus is on today because tomorrow is definitely not promised. Enjoy every moment and keep your eyes open to every opportunity. Have plans have goals for sure. Having something to reach for can keep you reaching but have an anchor in today that holds you in the moment you have don’t hold onto just the moment you hope you can have someday.
And with that I’m going to go snuggle the man of my dreams and watch some shows. I’m a lucky girl. Much luckier than I could have ever known 5 years ago.