Welcome to day two of my January Writing Challenge. Today’s question is “Where would you like to be in five years.” What a heavy question, but as I thought about what I would write, I couldn’t help but feel scared and self-cautious. I’m sure I’m not the only one, but as I graduate this year and have recently applied to schools where I hope to carry out my future, I have many dreams that motivate me to keep moving forward, even if I don’t know what direction I am going.
In five years, I see myself graduating from university or with a degree in a field of work/study that I am passionate about. For me I have been raised in the arts, performing has always been a part of me. But over the recent years, I have also grown an interest in media, as well as writing.
I would like to give a straight answer as to where I see myself in five years, but if I am completely honest, the dreams I have now could morph into new realities. Who knows, maybe I will be successful in writing and my blog could really take off into something extraordinary, perhaps I will start my own business, or I will become an artist in performance and create multiple variations of stories captured through dance.
Aside from these little comments and hopes of mine, I do know I will be living and growing in a new city, I will without a doubt be with the love of my life, and I will be open to new opportunities and chances that come my way. This post may be a little shorter than anticipated, but I truly feel that there is no right answer for “five years down the road” as I have many dreams and goals I would like to pursue. For now, I am just taking it all one step at a time. And whether you are in high school still or graduating, know that no matter what, everything will be okay. We don’t have to be definite in our plans or have a career in place but I find what we do need is to stop doubting our stories. We all have a different path ahead of us, and in this day and age, it’s so easy to start comparing ourselves to others, so much to the point we give up or feel lost. But this year I just keep reminding myself, that everything will be okay, and it will.