Recently whilst scrolling through facebook I came across a Tab article asking people where they see themselves in 5 years time. It got me thinking about myself and my life.
I know a lot of people have a clear vision of how they see their life going, but for me I’m too aware that things can change quickly and the situation you’re left in isn’t always where you thought you’d be. Things can happen much sooner than expected or take longer to work out.
To be honest I can’t imagine myself 5 years from now. Almost 25 years old. Maybe I’ll be in the middle of a quarter life crisis… On one hand 25 seems ancient to me whilst on the other it still seems young. Too young for drastic life changes like marriage and children at least.
But what do I hope to do in the next 5 years?
1 year from now – I will have finished my second year of university and hopefully if I haven’t learnt to drive in Summer 2016 then 2017 will be my lucky year for that. I hope to work either to save money or to get work experience in the field of my degree to see if that is the direction I would like to go in.
2 years from now – I will have completed university and hopefully have more of an idea of what I’m doing with my life. I don’t think I’ll want to rush into a graduate job. I’d like to think I’ll travel a bit or at least do something worthwhile, but more likely I’ll be lying on the sofa at home watching endless shows on Netflix.
3 years from now – this is when I get stuck. I can’t really see my life past education. It’s all I know and seem to be comfortable with. For the past few years of my life I have always been working towards something – working towards A Levels, working towards getting into university and now I guess working towards graduation – but at this point I don’t know what there is left that I want to work towards. The thought of working a job 9-5 everyday isn’t me and I’ll be very surprised if future Linda does this.
This is what scares me. The period of the unknown. I seem to lack direction but I think I’m okay with that.Who knows?
So I guess the short answer is, I have absolutely no idea where I’ll be or what I’ll be doing in 5 years time but hopefully I’ll have graduated university at least (lol).
Here’s to the unknown,