In 5 years time I’ll be 26. Since I’ve left university, started a new job, and generally started building towards my real-adult-life future, I’ve been thinking about what I really want and where I want to be.
So I thought why not put it out there? Why not share now my thoughts, plans and hopes for 5 years from now. Sometimes I think putting things out there in the open, for the world to know is the best way to actually push yourself to make them become reality.
So, here’s where I want to be 5 years from now:
One of the biggest things I’ve been thinking about recently is a house. Both of my older brothers are now moved out, so it’s just me and my parents living in our home now. I’m in the process of saving for a deposit, and I hope some time as soon as next year, Jamie and I will be home-owners.
Despite not knowing where I wanted to go career-wise after university, I feel like following the marketing route was the right decision. Right now, I love my job, and I know it’s going to be the perfect starting job to get to grips of everything digital marketing is about. Recently though i’ve been considering the life of freelance. I want to be able to work from home. I’m not sure what that would include, perhaps freelance content writing, social media work, and/or part-time blogging. But all I know is that I love the flexibility and variety involved in freelance.
I’m hoping a few more years in my current role, and some hard work behind the scenes, perhaps some part of my dream could become a reality – who knows.
It’s crazy to think this is my sixth year blogging. Looking back on old posts shows how much I’ve improved in that time. It’s so brilliant that I’ve found something I love, but can also push myself in to improve, and I hope in 5 years I’m still doing just that.
Who knows in what context I’ll be blogging – whether it will still be weekly on my blog, whether instagram will have come forwards as my main content creation platform, or I’ll be blogging in a completely different way – perhaps freelance or for my job. Let’s hope I’ll still be creating though.
The most important thing though? To be happy. Who knows if any of this will become reality – but the most important thing for me is my happiness. Each of these steps will hopefully contribute to my mental state in some way – and I want to make sure that no matter what, I always put my own mental health first.
Where do you want to be in 5 years time?