Where do you see yourself in five years?

Thursday, June 19, 2014

A while ago I tagged Gingerella with a Liebster blog tag and one of my questions to her was - what would you most like to ask me?

Her question was 'where do you think you will be in 5 years time?' I drew a blank and this really got me thinking. I've never been one to make long term plans, I'm a bit of a day dreamer, going about my days without much thought for next week, let alone, next year or in five years time. I can't tell you how long it took me to come up with that answer and yet it was all pretty standard stuff.

I have a friend that asks me 'so, what's the plan?' every time I see him. He's one of life's planners and finds my lack of an answer infuriating! The thing is I just don't have a plan.

I'm content with life. I love our home (despite the work that needs to be done), I love working for myself (I've probably mentioned that once or twice already), Andy and I are plodding along nicely, my family and friends are happy and healthy. I have little to complain about.

But is 'plodding along' enough? I wonder, should I be aspiring to something... more?

I believe in the saying that you regret the things you don't do rather than the things you do (I'm sure it's a little more eloquent than that but you get my meaning). So, is there anything that I really want to achieve in life? It's not the question that vexes me, but the lack of an answer.

Perhaps the answer can be found in looking back and asking myself 'do I have any regrets?'?

Do you know where you want to be in 5 years time? Do you have a grand plan?


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  1. I'm with you Hazel, except I have something of a phobia about the future or any planning of it. I get very upset when faced with thinking too far ahead for my liking. Bucket lists scare the crap out of me and I can't even face those 100 happy day challenges. Shit, I'll figure out what to do each weekend only a week or two in advance.
    People who make a ig life plan get my respect but not my understanding.

    1. interesting, it's good to know I'm not alone.

  2. Oh goodness, I have no grand plan. I aimlessly wander on, knowing that (sorry if it sounds cheesy or makes you uncomfortable) that God will lead me if I need to be somewhere and I am content with where I am without having any grand ambition or plan! x

    1. That doesn't make me uncomfortable at all Kezzie. I always have a feeling that everything will work itself out so I understand your meaning.

  3. I think that not knowing means you are pretty happy where you are! I don't have a definite answer, other than where I am now, but 5 years older!

    1. I guess I am - I like looking at it that way!

  4. I'm a huge planner in the short-term - I hate doing anything that I haven't planned carefully - but in the long-term I'm a bit more, wait and see what happens (which usually means just bobbing along doing what I've always done).

  5. I never know where I'll be in five years but I always know where I don't want to be, if that makes sense.

    I have plans to pay my mortgage off early and we save a bit. I know I'd like to live in Barcelona but I have no concrete plans.

    Having children means I have to have a certain plan. At the moment we will live in this house until Sam leaves school but then we will be free to do what we like.

    I like to plan somethings meticulously, other things just happen. I think I'm happier when I don't think about things too much. Five years is a long time to plan things.


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