You know how you always get asked the question ‘Where do you see yourself in 5/10/20 years?’. I’m really bad at answering that question because I usually focus on the now. But lately, it’s become pretty important for me to start planning my future. Closing in on 30, it’s time to decide what I would like to do with my life.
So I’ve been thinking quite a bit, and here are five things I want to do in the next five years, in no particular order.
Move to Europe
Jeremy and I have often discussed where we see ourselves living in the future, and although I love New Zealand with all my heart, Europe is my home and I would love to go back. To start with, I think Jeremy was quite keen to try to convince me to stay here, but I think he has realised lately how important it is to me to be closer to my family. He’s been really supportive of that lately, and I love him for it.
Learn another language
This one has always been on my list, but it’s something I always start and never finish. In the next five years I’d love to join a course of some sort to actually study a language property, rather than trying to do it myself at home. There are too many distractions around for me to pull it off. Right now it looks like Spanish would be the language of choice, because I already know some of the basics and it’s a language I think would be pretty useful.
Have my first child
Jeremy, if you’re reading this, don’t freak out! Haha. I’ve always wanted to have kids and now when I’m getting closer to 30, the longing for a baby is certainly growing. So within the next five years I’m hoping to be a first time mum.
Go to Tomorrowland
Jeremy and I have both wanted to go to the music festival Tomorrowland for a long time. I was hoping to go quite soon (mainly because I know I’m getting older and I might not be able to handle the crowds as well as I can now, haha). I also want to go sometime soon because I really like the DJs that are out there at the moment, and who knows what will happen to the music scene in five years. Things change quickly!
Travel around sweden
Although I’m from there, I’ve seen much more of New Zealand than I have of Sweden. So I’d love to see a bit more of my home country. It would be really cool to do a road trip around the place and check out some of the destinations that we recommend tourists go to, haha. I’d be a tourist in my own country!
So those are five things I’d want to do within the next five years. There are of course other things too, but if I had to pick five, those would be my choices.
What would you like to do within the next five years? Let me know in the comments section.