I finally caught up on Ozark last night. I know I’m late to the game, but for a while I was getting stress dreams about drug cartels coming after me and needed to take a break. But with a show that good, of course I had to come back to finish it.
Wendy asked her brother Ben what he would want in five years. Not a new concept. In fact, I think it’s probably a pretty basic one for someone who learned how to plan or set goals. But I did learn that. And while I have some vague picture of a direction I’d like to go in, 5 years sounds much more bite-sized. In fact, I could perhaps even use it to frame how I make my decisions. It’s almost like the life I’m living now creates the life I’ll be living in, say, 5 years.
Like I said, I’m late to the game.
But not too late. I’m here now. Trying to think of concrete things I want in my life by 2026. What a space-age sounding year. But that puts me at almost 38, another nutty sounding number!
So here we are, a few things I’d like in the next 5 years:
I want to have more creative endeavors in my life
I’d like to be a mom by that point
I’d like to have written or started writing a book
I want to compost, get rid of my grass lawn, and reduce my carbon footprint
I want to help people
I want to live a life of hospitality- I am intrigued by the idea of dinner parties, cookbook clubs, and regular family dinners, as well as having an open-door policy
I want to be an advocate for mental and women’s health
I want to make grown up changes for my home, like an whole-house humidifier or a water softener
Also I want my car to be paid off, obviously
So there is mine. What are some of your 5 year goals?