Okay, so this post has nothing to do with the Noah and the Whale song with exception of the similar titles. This is the song that plays in my head though when I’m starting to think about what my life will be like in five years. Or what I want it to be like. We can never tell what is coming next in our lives, for the most part, but we can think about it and try to take steps to make it a reality. So below, I”m breaking down where I’d like to see myself in five years.
To get started, in January 2024 (five years from now) I’ll be twenty nine, about to turn thirty by the end of the year. Wow. That is kind of scary.
By 2024, I’m hoping to have at least my own condo or an apartment. Something with at least two bedrooms, one master with an on suite bathroom and one guest bedroom that I can also use as some office space. I’ve always wanted to have my own little office/work space. I’d like to have some nice entertaining space to be able to have friends and family over. A large kitchen. Or at least something with a lot of counter space. Honestly, I just hope to have a place I can call mine and can decorate however I want.
Right now in 2019 and while I’m 24, I feel lost. I have no idea what I want to do despite having a full time job and a BA. Right now though, I’d have to say that I’d be happy to be doing one of two things in five years: teaching or travel writing/blogging. In the long term, I could see myself teaching high school English in the city (any city) or hopefully traveling and blogging about my experiences. Both would make me pretty happy.
Relationships & Family
Relationships are tricky. In my perfect world, I’d hope that I’m still with Tim or with someone who is absolutely crazy about me. I don’t need marriage or an engagement ring or anything. I want a life partner who is always excited about what the next new thing we could be doing together. I want someone to share a home and a life with. And a dog or two. Maybe a cat if I can get my allergies in check. As for a family, I don’t see kids in my five year plan but I see a home and being able to have my family over for visits.
Travel & Experiences
Before I turn thirty, I’m hoping I can go to Europe and check off a few more states from my check list. One day I’ll make it to all fifty. Overall, I’m hoping to just travel a lot more. I want to check off some more bucket list items. Stay at some fancy hotels that I’ve never been to or go to some incredible places.
Where do you see yourself in five years? Next year?