In five years time...

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Where do I want to be in 5 years? 5 years is a long time. In 5 years, I'll be 28 years old. Now that is a scary thought. I feel that's an age where you're not a young adult anymore, but you're still not quite a fully fledged adult. Maybe you are and I'm just too terrified at the prospect of finally losing the term "young" and just referring to myself as an adult.

Blogging is obviously a massive part of my life and has been for a few years now. I'd love to still be blogging in 5 years. Whether that's realistic or not, I'm not so sure, but I like to think it is. At the moment, blogging and YouTubing is my full-time job and I like to think in 5 years time, I'll be making enough money from it to work from home permanently. That is quite a big statement to make, I know but with the right amount of belief and work, I can most definitely do this.

Books have always dominated my life and whether I'm 18 or 48, if I'm blogging, I believe it'll be about books. Recently, I've been opening up more about my chronic illness on my blog but I'm hoping as I get older, the symptoms will lessen and I will go back to mostly blogging about books.
I sat and thought for a while about how many followers or viewers I'd like to have on my blog or YouTube channel and I realised, I actually don't care (Probably not the best outlook on something when you're trying to make a career out of it...but hey!). If just one person is reading my blog in 5 years time and enjoying it, I'll be satisfied. Mainly because I don't write for anyone but myself. I know that may sound selfish but writing for me, is a way to release emotions and get my feelings across and if one person enjoys that, if 1000 people enjoy that, then yes, I'll be thrilled to have you alongside me. In 5 years time, if you're still here...thank you!

I then started to think where I'd like to be in my personal life in 5 years. I'd like my chronic illness to be gone. I know there's no way I can control that but there is a chance you'll grow out of the illness I have in your late twenties, so I can but hope. I'm already married and have decided I don't want children but 5 years is an incredibly long time and my priorities may have changed. I hope to be living in a house with my husband, probably rented, (I'm not totally unrealistic), just a step up from the one bedroom flat we've been living in for a few years. I'd also quite like a black pug  by then...but that is pretty unrealistic!

So in 5 years, I'd like to be a successful book blogger and YouTuber, living in a rented house with my husband, and a little black pug. I can achieve that, right?

Where would you like to be in 5 years? Let me know in the comments below.

by Zoe (@ zcollins1994) from No Safer Place 

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