Happy Sunday, I have been the laziest of lazies today. I think we all need a day like that sometimes. And at the time I am being my laziest I think, oh how delicious is this? And then a couple of hours go by with not getting anything done and tomorrow is Monday and I have to go back to work, blah, blah, blah. But you know, like I said sometimes lazy just feels too good to be anything else, ha ha.
I took this picture several years ago at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. I love the Chihuly exhibits they are so beautiful. This was almost 5 years ago and it seems like yesterday!!!
So today my blog topic for day 15, of the 30 day blog challenge, is where I want to be in 5 years. Do you think long term like that after you get to a certain age? Do you know where you want to be in 5 years other than alive and healthy. Here is what I think for myself:
I hope to still be working at my job at the same capacity I am now. People, 5 years will fly by faster than a Romulan Warbird. Sorry my Trekkie came out in me. Now 10 years might be a different story but I will have to see about that after 5 years goes by. I am not saying I am not preparing for my future with a retirement plan and savings and such. I am just saying at what point will I want to dip into that. I have more than 12 years before I can draw full benefits from Social Security. If there still is Social Security at that time.
If something should happen to my job within 5 years or God forbid illness prevents me from working then I will regroup and look at it. So as far as a job goes in 5 years that is where I want to be. Now here are a few other things I hope to be doing in 5 years.
I would like to write a lot more than I do now. I would like to freelance and maybe even have a group of writers to work with me. I would like to publish a book or two or maybe more. I have a Children’s book in the works. I hope to have that published soon. I have a few ideas for other books. I would like to be in better shape, physically, be stronger. I would love to be able to make money creatively. I love to make lotion bars and bake and knit and do lots of things like that. I would like to take that to another level, whatever that may be. I would like to be able to volunteer more for a good cause. I visit my mother in law at the Assisted Living Center a few days a week and I see people who never have any visitors. They go weeks, months or forever without anyone coming to visit and talk to them and just spend some time with them. I would really like to make this something that I do on a regular basis. My husband and I want to travel to several countries that we haven’t visited. We also want to travel to parts of the United States that we haven’t been. I WANT TO HAVE FUN!!!! I love learning new things. I think the more you learn, at whatever age, your brain will have to stay active.
So that is a few things for me and gives you an idea about what I would like for myself. Now, how about you? Where would you like to be in 5 years? Anything different from what you are doing now? Nothing is too big or too small if that’s what you want.
Love your day your way!!!