5 years ago I was 20 years old, happy in my job and enjoying a life of freedom! Fast forward 5 years. James and I have been together 10 years, have two beautiful daughters and live in a lovely little village. In another 5 years time I will be 30 years old and I’m kind of excited to see what the future has in store for me!
I am such a home bird. I like living close to family and friends! That being said I would love to live by the seaside. As much as I enjoy where we currently live I just can’t see us ever affording to buy here. In our village a small two bedroom house would cost us in excess of £280,000. So in five years time I would like to have bought our own home either still in Hertfordshire (or perhaps just outside) or by the seaside somewhere!
I have days where I love my job and couldn’t imagine me doing anything else. Then I have days where I don’t think I could keep it up long term. I’m not massively career driven although I am proud of the progression I have made in my career. I flit between wanting to go on to do my Level 5 and perhaps get my teaching status or a change of career completely. Perhaps a midwife, criminal psychologist or paramedic! But wherever the next 5 years take me, I just want to be happy in my chosen career.
We have no massive travel plans for the next 5 years because the girls will still be young. To think I will have an 8 and 6 year old – crazy!! Of course we would like to explore new places and we plan to go somewhere new every year but you just never know what the future has planned for you. We have Disneyland Paris booked for December and I just know it is going to be the most magical experience. Disney World Orlando is firmly on my 5 year plan!
Like everyone I would love us to be in a place where we are comfortable. I mean we are pretty stable right now but as the girls get older there will be bigger costs for things like school trips etc. I would like to be in a place where we have money saved for such things! Of course saving for a house deposit will be our biggest financial goal and fingers crossed in 5 years time we will be working on paying our mortgage off.
I know that our little family unit will just go from strength to strength. Another baby is definitely something we both want but right now we are just not sure when. We also hope to be married at some point in the near future but this all depends on our financial situation! Marriage is not a massive thing for me because we are happy how we are but I think that will just be the final thing that ties us all together!
Just writing this down has got me so excited to see what the future holds! 5 years sounds like such a long time but I know it will soon be upon us.
In a nutshell, in 5 years time I would like to be happily married, living in our own home surrounded by family!
I would love to hear about your plans for the next 5 years too..