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FIVE YEARS FROM NOW

Today I thought it would be interesting to do a little “where will I be five years from now” post. This is totally out of the blue, but it reflects some nervous thoughts I’ve had about where I’ll be in the next few years. So why not write about it?

Maybe this will inspire you to consider where you’ll be in five years’ time as well. It doesn’t matter how old you are in this moment in time, because life is a constant whirlwind, and who knows what is going to happen tomorrow, let alone next year.

In preparation for this blog post, I randomly looked up a “five years’ time generator” to see what the internet thinks I will be doing then. If you’d like to take the test, here is the link. These were my results:

In five years, you will be:

A Happy Camper

You’re on your way to a happy, content place if you’re not already there. You have a positive outlook that can’t be swayed by life events or a changing environment, so you’re going to be happy no matter what. Congratulations I’m jealous.

 

I was expecting a little more detail, but it is the internet, so… I’ll spice it up by giving my own thoughts. So without further ado, here we go…


1. JOB

Well, this is pretty important, I guess… Hopefully I’ll have a job (haha). In five years I will be twenty-five, so I should be pretty set in the realm of a career path. I really plan on pursuing the pilot route, so, if everything works out according to plan, maybe I’ll be at a regional airline by then.

🙂

2. RELATIONSHIPS

Relationships are constantly in flux. Some moments are great, and others aren’t as good. While I have many relationships that stay strong with distance, it breaks my heart to consider that I’ll be living thousands of miles away from some of my closest friends in only a year.

That being said, I believe true friendships stay intact no matter where you may go. I believe I’ll end up living in my hometown, and I don’t know where my best friends will end up. However, I try not to fixate on this and remember that the time I get with them, with my family, with anyone really, is a true blessing, because change can and will come at any moment.

On a different note, I do see myself married by twenty-five. To whom, I haven’t got the slightest idea, but something tells me he’ll show up soon enough. 🙂

Now that is a weird thought…

3. WRITING

Five years is a whole lot of time, but it also isn’t that much. When i really think about it, so much has happened since I was fifteen, and so much will happen between now and my twenty-fifth year. I started religiously writing when I was fifteen, so I can’t wait to see how my skill further develops.

Maybe, just maybe, I’ll finally be agented, with a published book on the way. A girl can hope. No matter what, I don’t think my passion for writing will be leaving me anytime soon, so who knows how many books I’ll have written by the time 25 rolls around.

4. OTHER MATTERS

The first three are definitely the biggest chunk of the future, but there are some other hopes I have for my twenty-five-year-old self. I hope she is happy in all she does, while remembering to keep her focus on family, friends, and God. I hope she bought a house and isn’t living in her parents’ basement (lol). I hope she’s found a church, a hypoallergenic dog (this is debatable, actually), and sees her loved ones as much as possible. 🙂

And hopefully she isn’t addicted to Diet Coke.


TIME

has a funny way of working out. Sometimes, it flies by at the speed of light; others, it goes slower than a worm crossing the United States.

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Running Through a Field (Fayette County, TN, around the time I was 15)

Who knows where I’ll really be in five years? That’s okay. I prefer not to know what’s in store, because I want it all: the good, the bad, the mystery, and the clarity. The truth is that there are phases of life, and I believe I’m in a pretty good space. I’m not sure how long it will last–but I am content knowing that I have made some incredible memories, traveled to insane places, and been struck down by altitude sickness one too many times.

But I don’t want this to be just a “where will be in five years” post. This is for you too. Maybe you could journal our your own thoughts or comment below, but you can also look into some of the topics from above: Will you have the same job? How do you want your relationships to be? Are you writing, or are you finding another aspect of your life that fills your curiosity?

The truth is that we can want all day long, but we have to put certain things to practice. If I want better relationships, I have to work hard. A friendship is a two-way street, but I’ve learned that you have to be willing to take the first step to help others, and others will help you in return. Or if you’re unsatisfied with a component of your life, then do whatever it takes to mend it! Some things are easy, and others are clearly not; that being said, we have choice for a reason. We have the blessing to be able to complain and wish things were different, so it is up to us to change the things that drive us up the wall.

Get out of your comfort zone, and sweat the details later. That’s what I’m learning to do…

🙂

-K.

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Channel Islands National Park, California (April 2017)

 

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19 thoughts on “FIVE YEARS FROM NOW”

  1. Loved your post, Katie!! A wonderful “Nudge” to re-examine and contemplate life after having reached – threescore and ten – just last month. Thank you so much for sharing this!!! I also want to thank you so very much for being great follower and supporter of my work!! Your email alerts always make my day!! Just an FYI, I’m a gleaner of seeds of inspiration from what I read and just thought you should know that you gave me plenty from this great post!! Looking forward to sharing this with followers!!
    xoxoxo

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