Tuesday, 15 March 2016

31 Day Blogging Challenge - Where Will I be in 5 Years Time?

Five years may seem like quite awhile away but in fact, it really isn't and I'm sure I'll be turning 36 in the blink of an eye. I haven't really thought about next year and what we'll be doing, never mind in five years time but here are some of the things I hope will have happened.

I hope to have graduated from University

Once I finish my college course in June, I'm hoping to get a full time permanent job fairly quickly. At the moment I'm able to do supply work but until a full time position comes up, that's really all I can do within Early Education. However once I have a full time job and have gained 2 years working experience, I'm going to apply to University to enter third year of the BA in Childhood Practice. My plan is to do the last year of my degree over two years so I can do it part time at night. All being well, in less than 5 years time, I'll have graduated with a BA.

Perhaps we'll have moved house

We've been talking about moving house for awhile. There isn't anything wrong with our current house but we want more space, especially as the kids are getting older. Whilst we have 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms, Miss C's room is quite small and I'd like to move to a house with 4 bedrooms so we can have a guest room for whenever family come to stay, which they do quite often. The area we live in is fine but there are nicer houses and nicer areas to live in where we stay and I don't think there's anything wrong with wanting to move to something bigger and nicer if we can.

Will we have made it back to Florida?

Our holiday to Florida was amazing and whilst we said it might just be a once in a lifetime trip, we knew even before we went for the first time that we'd want to go back. We were talking about going back in 2019, when Miss C would be 10 and Z would be 12. This would mean the kids could enjoy all the rides and experiences Florida has to offer. It would also give us time to go on a few other holidays before saving for a big one again. Florida is amazing but it means a lot of hard work and saving for!

I hope that our little family is still happy and healthy

Two things that I feel we definitely take for granted in our fast paced life; our happiness and our health. We've have had many ups and downs over the last 5 years and I'm sure we will experience both over the next 5 years. Thankfully we have all felt happy and have been healthy in the last 5 years and long may that continue over the next 5 years and beyond. There are times where we wished we could have had a bigger house or a bigger car, more holidays or more money but the fact is, these are materialistic things that in the grand scheme of things, really don't matter. They help, of course they do, but the roof that's currently over our head is someone else's idea of a palace. Your happiness and your health is your biggest wealth in life.

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