What do you want your life to be like in five years?
I’ve decided to answer this question at least once a year. Maybe this blog will even make it to 2015, and I’ll be able to compare the end result to all my previous ideas. Expect this to be a long post.
Five years from today I will be 22 years old. I will hopefully be out of college. And wow, five years seems so far away. I’ll try and outline those five years, and what I want to come from them, so I’ll have more to compare to in the future.
This is the year I’ve been waiting for. The year when I graduate from high school, and begin college. The last year that seems to make sense. I mean… 2015? That just looks awkward, you know? 2011 is going to be amazing. I’ll have so much going on. Now, I’m a dreamer. I spend so much time playing out situations in my head, and then playing them out again and again. This blog post is probably going to suffer because of that. Talking about how I imagine the next 5 years? There’s a novel right there.
In June I’ll graduate from high school. The ticker is on the sidebar. The summer before college? If I can I’ll probably get a job so I can save up for extra items and books for the next year. I don’t think my college savings account will cover shoes. I’d like to go on a road trip with my friends before we all go our separate ways. We’ve talked about going to Florida to go to the new Harry Potter theme park, but we’re split between those who would be willing to drive for the fun and the experience, and those who want to fly. And by those I mean Best Friend. I also think it would be fun to go on a road trip to all the campuses we would be at in the fall so we could see each others’ schools and picture them there.
In fall I’ll be starting college. Hopefully at UCI or UW. Fingers crossed, knock on wood, get out the lucky coin. If I go to UW I’m actually considering joining a sorority. Now, I’m not a very girly, ra-ra kind of girl, but I’m thinking that if I end up moving to a new city in a new state for college, I’m going to need friends and a support system, and fast. I like the whole family idea of a sorority. Plus, I know a few people who also totally would not strike anyone as sorority girls who are members and very happy.
I would totally love to become best friends with my roommate. To be able to come home and gossip about our days and eat ice cream in our PJs together. As an only child, I look for siblings wherever I can get them.
My new blog will have launched in the summer, and I’ll still be writing away. I’ll also be writing reviews and such for shoe money.
Dating wise? I’m not going to talk about those relationships in detail. That’s the one thing I don’t feel like I can make hypothetical situations about, and don’t want to. I don’t know where BBF and I will be in a year, and I don’t want to make any plans. I want to just go with the flow when it comes to us. Whatever happens, happens. I’ve learned in the last year that it’s best to just see where life takes you in that area.
In 2012 I’ll be a sophomore in college. Depending on what school I end up in, I’ll be living in a dorm/apartment/sorority house. If I stay in California and end up in a public I’ll probably be in a dorm for another year. Out of state of private I’m thinking apartment. Apartment with at least one roommate, who may have been my roommate the year before, or is one of my super cool new college friends I met in class or something. If it’s an apartment, we will have a totally cool place, with stuff in it from like Urban Outfitters or Mod Cloth. And lots of IKEA things. It’ll be quirky cute.
I’ll probably be working this year, and maybe the year before. Hopefully something related to what I’m studying, but I can also see myself working apparel at that point. If I go to UCI I’d love to have a job in the industry while I’m at college, even if I’m a gopher at NBC or something. I’ll still be participating in NaNoWriMo. 2012 will be my 4th year participating, and perhaps by this point I’ll be serving as a Municipal Liaison, meaning I’m the head honcho for the region. Probably not if I’m in Seattle since they’re pretty hardcore about NaNo.
Also, if I’m going to school in Southern California, I think in the summer I’d stay down there and work at Disneyland. Maybe not the summer before sophomore year, but at least one summer. Preferably not outside the Haunted Mansion or I will melt.
By now I’ll be 20. Junior year of college. Either 2012 or 2013 I want to study abroad. I’m really thinking Scotland or New Zealand, but I also think it would be interesting to go to some country most people probably don’t pick, like Finland. As a history major, it would be interesting to me at least, since you don’t normally learn much about the Nordic countries. And I like the cold. Although the accents are not nearly as cool as Scottish or… New Zealandish, and they also don’t speak English, which may be a problem.
Still participating in NaNo. I’d like to be working with kids somehow. If I’m in SoCal, there are lots of SAT tutor jobs (according to Craigslist).
This is getting harder the further I go. Alright…. What else?
I will hopefully still be blogging away, with blog friends to follow and what not.
My final year of college! How exciting and terrifying! 2014 seems so unbelievably far away. This would be my 6th year participating in NaNoWriMo. 6!?! My blog will also be turning six in 2014. Dear lord.
I’m really hoping I’ll be able to graduate in four years.
My first year out of college. One thing I know, by this point in time I want to have a dog. There’s no way I could separate my current dogs from each other, or from my mom. So that means a dog of my own.
Right now I’m thinking of being a history teacher so I may be getting my teaching credentials this year. Probably from one of those masters/credentials 14 month programs, which will undoubtedly kick my ass.
Either that or I’d take a gap year. Work, maybe travel. Take some time off from my future. If I did this, I’d be writing, writing, writing. For sure.