Instagram Slider

  • Our two days at Creamfields were a lot of funhellip
  • Jeremy and I went for a walk around Manchester tohellip
  • First time in Manchester! Jeremy and I travelled there tohellip
  • Cops riding around on horses Seems a lot more funhellip
  • The other day Jeremy got a notification on Facebook thathellip
  • What is the most impressive churchcathedral youve been to? Thishellip
  • Have you ever been to Uppsala? If so let mehellip
  • This might look like a regular hill but its nothellip

5 things I want to do in the next 5 years

July 29, 2015

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.

Photo from

Photo from

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.


Photo from

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.

Photo from

Photo from

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!

Photo from

Photo from

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!

Photo from

Photo from

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.


Previous Post Next Post

You may also like


  • Sophie Sjösten

    Thanks! I hope so too!

    July 29, 2015 at 8:08 am Reply
  • Thistles and Kiwis

    Next year we are going to Europe for a holiday and I am so looking forward to going back to Sweden and hopefully celebrating Midsummer with my husband’s family. I’d like to do some more traveling in the Pacific too.

    July 29, 2015 at 5:13 pm Reply
    • Sophie Sjösten

      Nice! I’m so jealous! Hopefully I’ll be able to go back there sometime soon too!

      July 30, 2015 at 8:09 am Reply
  • Bethan

    Learning Spanish is definitely on my list! It just sounds so beautiful 🙂 B x

    August 10, 2015 at 5:15 pm Reply
    • The Swedish Kiwi

      I agree! 🙂 If only I had the self-control to be able to sit down and study it! Haha.

      August 10, 2015 at 5:26 pm Reply
  • Alan Scott

    Five good ones! I recommend Turkish as an interesting language to learn. Opens one’s mind to a whole new way of looking at the world! But having a baby is a good idea too 😉

    August 25, 2015 at 7:50 am Reply
    • The Swedish Kiwi

      Haha, can’t say that Turkish ever crossed my mind when thinking about languages to learn! 😀 But thanks for the tip!

      August 25, 2015 at 9:10 am Reply

    Comment on this post

    %d bloggers like this: