When Kirsty at Life With Boys asked what my 5-year plan was, I had to admit I didn’t overly know. It’s something that I had to think about, what do I want to achieve in my career? Where do we want to be living? Will we have any more children? I remember around the time James and I started going out joking with the girls at work about my 5-year plan, get engaged, get married, have a baby. It came true within around 5 years of that conversation all 3 things had happened so I somewhat a believer in having a plan so you know where you want to be heading.
Location – Since moving back to Fife from Wiltshire I expect we will probably still be here. We moved back to be nearer to family and friends and we don’t plan on leaving anytime soon. We should be living in our own home by then, I am hoping that happens much earlier than 5 years time. I would love for it to be completely decorated and exactly what we are looking for in our home.
Career- I want to still be doing something that I love. I recently started up my own social media business and I am hoping that within the next 5 years that it has grown into something successful or even expanded. By the end of the year, I will be setting some goals to progress the business and my blog and youtube channels for 2018. I realise I need to work harder to achieve these but that is what it will take to get me where I want to be.
Travel- I love to travel but since having Ailsa we haven’t been abroad due to finances. We are hoping to get away for a week next year to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary and 10 years together, we would love to head to either Greece or Malta. In 2019 we are planning to go on a big family holiday in the Carribean, most likely Cuba to celebrate me and my sister in law turning 30 and my father in law turning 60 within 6 months. We are most looking forward to that. I would also love to head over to Australia as well as have some city breaks over the next 5 years but that all depends on the next two categories.
Finances- We are saving for a house deposit at the moment so the plan is to buy a house next year which means we need to be pretty tight with our finances. No splashing out on anything fancy till we meet our goal. Once we have a house and it has been decorated and furnished to our liking then we will be saving for amazing holidays and hopefully treating ourselves to days out and making the most of spending time together.
Family- I definitely want to have a baby in the next five years. Though I know it won’t be till possibly 2019 or 2020 till we have another it is definitely at the top of this list once we have a house and our big family holiday is had. I don’t know if we will have a 3rd baby in the next 5 years ( after number 2 of course) or if we will have a 3rd at all but I never say never.
It is always nice to make a plan for the future. There are many things I hope to come to fruition especially owning our own home and another baby but I know that life doesn’t always work out how you would like. We know our goals and I think it is important to have something to work towards.
I would love to see your 5-year plan! leave a comment below with yours or if your another blogger why not write a blog post all about it.