As I rapidly approach 22, I’ve decided that it’s high time that I start thinking about what exactly I see for myself in the next 5-10 years. Until now, it was okay for me to cross that bridge when I got there, but that’s not how things are going to work for me because there’s this little thing called ‘Responsibility‘ that can snowball and land like a boulder if you don’t deal with it early.
Before you start saying that I should have made these decisions years ago, simmer down! Times are changing and there are more than enough options to consider. So it’s only natural for us 20-somethings to not have this ‘life’ thing all figured out like our parents did at our age. Their definition of ‘responsibility’ was a lot different than ours; I don’t know about you, but it’s true in my case.
But it’s not like I don’t have a plan all mapped out and ready to go, either. I know that I want to have at least 4 books published by the time I’m 27. I definitely would like to start a podcast where various important topics can be discussed, which is in the works with my best friend (fingers crossed!), and I would also like to release a printed compilation of all of the best posts on my blog. It’s safe to say that 90% of my plans for the next 5 years are career-related.
By this time next year, if all goes well, my first ever book should be out. I know! It’s big news and I am so nervous, my hands are so cold as I’m typing these words out. I’ve got a bunch of things planned for the coming year, so it’s really just a matter of time that I fill you in on everything that is going on in life. Even I am looking forward to what the next year has in store for me.
In addition to that, I would like to collaborate on a series of visual stories with a bunch of people who inspire me. I’ll possibly be writing books full-time because I don’t see myself working a desk job, maybe ever! Of course, I’ll be travelling a lot more than I am right now to get things done, explore different places and people. In the next 5 years, I see myself living it up! And why not! Isn’t life meant to be lived while we still can?
Personally, I would focus more on self-acceptance and being in a good place physically, mentally and emotionally. I’ve always given more priority to my growth as an individual over material things such as landing a good job. And although I would like to have a successful career, none of it would mean anything unless I am not healthy inside and out. So, I’m going to focus on getting better than I am right now, and hopefully, I’m in a much better place 5 years from now.
As for other things in life? I don’t know. I don’t want to think about the other little things that I am not going to bring up because I don’t want any unsolicited advice thrown in my face. That’s going to be my decision and how I deal with it will neither be discussed nor brought up on this site for reasons that everyone can understand!
I’ll really cross that bridge when I get to it. Where would you be in 5 years? Let me know in the comments below!
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