Where are you in five years?

@bamakelly (5194)
United States
June 6, 2009 8:04am CST
I was interested to know where you think you might be or what you might be doing in five years. Do you think that you will still be living the life that you are living in five years? And if you will be then will you be satisfied or do you hope that there will be a change for the better? I know that I sincerely hope things will be different for me. I am hoping that I still have my family and that my son will be doing good in school which I am sure will be the case. Above all I hope that I will finally have a car to get me around in because I live in a rural area. I am in a situation where things are going to have to change and they need to change for the better. So in five years I am wishing that will be the case. Any opinions?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
6 Jun 09
I hope things will improve for you over the next 5 years. I will be happy if i'm still here at home doing the best i can. GOOD LUCK.
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@bamakelly (5194)
• United States
8 Jun 09
Thank you for your nice words and encouragement. I sure do hope that there will be a change for the better in five years with my present situation. I also wish you much luck in your future endeavors and hope that you get what you are looking for. The future is not always easy to know but we can try our best to create the life we want.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
8 Jun 09
THANKS, I'm pretty happy the way i am & not really looking for anything. i have most everything i want except good health & can't do much about that but can look around & see people alot worse off than i am.U need to make the changes that will make things better. GOOD LUCK.
• United States
6 Jun 09
I truly hope and pray I will be exactly where I am right now. I have all that I need to make my "golden" years very comfortable. Health is the most important thing that I pray does not change for the worse.
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@bamakelly (5194)
• United States
8 Jun 09
Well if you are pretty happy with where you are now then that is saying something. If you are going to be able to live out your "golden" years in peace and serenity right where you are comfortable then I am happy for you. A lot of times people are seeking something better for themselves and so that is why I started up this discussion. To see how many members here have something different or better in mind for their futures about five years down the road. I know that I do and I think I can make things happen if I have the right state of mind and the will to make it happen. I also agree that health is the most important thing and I surely hope that I will be doing alright along with my family for years to come.
@dragon54u (31608)
• United States
6 Jun 09
I'm not sure where I'll be in five years. Hopefully I'll be in good health and working at a job I like and maybe I'll even move closer to my sons, to a state nearer to them. I can't imagine leaving my home state again but I do miss them so much! I'll at least, I hope, have enough money to fly out to see them 3-4 times a year assuming I stay where I am. I hope you get a car! I've lived in the country without a car when my sons were small and it's certainly no picnic.
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@bamakelly (5194)
• United States
8 Jun 09
I can see where not everyone will be sure what they will be doing in five years but we can always hope for the best. We can also continue to strive to make the best changes for ourselves. You are right. It is no picnic being without a set of wheels to get me around. I do get some help here and there but there is just no replacing a car. I am sure that things will change for me and I will be able to get around better somewhere inside the next three to five years. Even less perhaps. It would sure be nice for you to be able to be closer to your sons. It is a shame that you are that far away from them. It takes money and you will definitely need that if you want to fly out to see them. I am living in a rural area and miss the city. I am not sure that if in the next five years I will still be where I am.
@Vivianh (331)
• China
7 Jun 09
In five years,yes,life will be better and for myself,maybe many things will be changed.Maybe then I'll find someone and get married and wish I can get a job that I love.Sounds great!Good day.
@smartie0317 (1612)
• United States
7 Jun 09
In five years, I know I will be teaching. I hope I will be tenured. I see myself owning my first home. Saving to buy my second home which I will turn into a day care. I see myself traveling to different countries. I also see myself in a good relationship. I hope I am engaged/married by the time I'm 28, in five years.
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@pansy45 (156)
• Indonesia
7 Jun 09
i hope in my future last year,i will make some change in my life,a big change.about life,financial,love,honestly i'm not satisfied about my life right now there so many bad thing happen to me.
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@se7enthbird (8328)
• Philippines
7 Jun 09
maybe i am going to be busy with work and guiding my son with his assignments at school and stuffs like that. i also want to be there for my son on school events and also on project making and assignments. that would be a good way on bonding. i want to let him feel that even i have work i still have time for him. my son is only three years old now so he would be 8 five years from now.
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@lumenmom (1996)
• United States
6 Jun 09
I have had some of these 5 year discussions before and of course I always say i want to be doing better but I tend to make a lot of the same mistakes and find myself either not much farther than I am now or even worse off than before. This year though, I think enough bad things have happened to make me more keenly aware of wheer i am going wrong so now I am starting to make the changes I need to make. The hard part is I am having to cut out people who I was afraid to cut out before but I now know the relationships as they are hinder me more than help me. I am meeting more positive people who are going the way I want to go and I find much support in these people, some I don't yet know well but those who I have gotten to know the relationships have been mutually beneficial. To be in a different place in 5 years or even tomorrow calls for a real committment to change, no matter how hard or scary it may seem. Many times I have no idea how I am going to get to the next step but that's when amzaing things happen that propel me on. I have lost everything over these last few years but in 5 years I know I will be financially secure and in position to help a lot of others get themselves together, too.
@savypat (20247)
• United States
6 Jun 09
At my age I think things will be greatly changed. I will no longer be able to live as I do now, so will live somewhere else, unless family move in with me. My finances will be restricted I can only hope that my body will still be in good shape.
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@EliteUser (3971)
• Australia
29 Sep 09
Hey, Well I don't really know where I would be in 5 years, hopefully I will be married with a really good wife, live in a house and finish my College degree. But I haven't even decided what College degree I actually want to do. Make sure you have a good day, God bless and Happy Lotting!!
• Philippines
11 Jun 09
We are all working hard to achieve the life that we want in the near future if we don't have it now. As for me, I do have a goal which I am trying to achieve hopefully in the next five years. However, everything will not materialize without God's help. As the saying goes, you can prepare yourself for the battle but it is the Lord who will give you victory.
@kmaram (2535)
• Philippines
11 Jun 09
I dont really know where i am five years from now, but if i have a chance to choose maybe i want to have a house of my own, a new car because i have second hand car, another kid hope its a boy, and a business. And a happy family!
@leyisa (487)
• Canada
11 Jun 09
Hmm..By the next five years, I hope to advance my career...I hope to still be happily married to my husband..I hope my children are safe and happy..I would love to have another chlid....I would love to make enough money to pay off my fathers mortgage and my own mortgage...I would love to buy a better car...But above all, I hope my whole family is happy, healthy and well cared for.
@deejean06 (1953)
• United States
9 Jun 09
Hi bama...I hope we'll be in a bigger house with maybe another child or two...I hope to by then have found something I can do at home so I can be with the children. I hope you get a car so that it's easier for you to get around and that your family is healthy!
• United States
9 Jun 09
Kelly- In five years I hope to be back in the classroom teaching. My little ones will be in school by then, so that will free my time up during school hours to be doing what I love doing. I hope to be in our own house by then, see my husband's martial arts school have its own building and full of life. I hope to have enough land to be self-sufficient/sustaining. I hope to own a few horses, and goats, and chickens. I also hope to have my books published by then and be starting my work on my doctoral degree. Namaste-Anora
• United States
7 Jun 09
When I was 18 I decided that in 5 years I would have a new car (brand new) and a place of my own to live. I prayed and worked hard and I had those things in that time. My house is a 36 year old trailer house that is ugly as all get out but it is mine and my husbands. I got the new car in the 5th year, I had to have it because I had to get to work. Now I have big changes in my life because I am student teaching in the fall and in January I hope to be working as a teacher. My new 5 year plan is to save as much money as we can the first 3 or 4 years I work and then buy a house. The one we want and not a hand me down trailer like what we have now. My husband's 5 year plan is to have every vehicle we own (we have several antiques) running so that they can be drove to where we are moving to or at least be put on a trailer under their own power. We both have very high goals to accomplish by 2014. Have a great day, and I hope that your plan for the next 5 years works out for you.
@DIRA7078 (17)
• United States
7 Jun 09
in five years time i will be 36 years old lady. i will be a corporate lady who is married with few kids, drive a luxury car and stay in luxury house. all the best to me. i will take this as my challenge
@missybear (11396)
• United States
7 Jun 09
Well , I think everything is gonna be pretty much the same for me. Hopefully I still have the same job and live in the same place and of course still have my honey. Things are going pretty good so I hope they stay that way. Maybe a little more money wouldn't hurt.
@alina7 (4)
• China
7 Jun 09
hello freinds,im happy to come here to meet so many freinds.i am a college student and i will prepare to find my job. i think it's very intersting and i have confidence about my life .so freinds,i think you will reach your goal.
7 Jun 09
In five years time I will have completed my Fine Art degree, will have done volunteer work with the either the elderly or the mentally disabled and I will have finished my MA in Art Therapy. Hopefully I will be planning where I am going to be moving out to, if I havn't already by them. I would like to be engaged by then too and just beginning to settle down in life.