Day 10: My 5-Year Plan.

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.

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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!

Cheerio! Xx

Hey guys! I hope you liked this post. Let me know in the comments below or share with someone you might wanna show this to! You can also reach out to me and say ‘Hi’ on Twitter and Instagram. I’ll look forward to hearing from you.
Yours truly,
The Shubhster.

Featured Image by Estée Janssens on Unsplash

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