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Even if we don’t mean to I feel like we all manage to make some kind of internalised five year plan. I realised that I’d accidentally managed to make one for myself at the start of my final year at university, when I was 20, and as it turns out I’m not really sticking to it very well.
I wanted to be on my way to my career already by this point, aged 23, but to be fair my ultimate thing was to be on that track by age 25. I’m beginning to think I should give myself up to the day before my 26th birthday…
I had also planned to graduate which I managed to do! I got a 2:2 overall which is a little disappointing because I was hoping for a 2:1 but I just missed out on that sadly. I’ve always intended to go to university, I ended up studying psychology which in hindsight may not have been the best discipline but that’s done now.
I’d aimed to get a job which I did, although I was hoping for a graduate job, whereas I’m currently part time on minimum wage. I’m still applying for graduate jobs though, and I’ve taken a couple of opportunities at work to strengthen my future applications. Hopefully somewhere will take me eventually.
I’m about 7/10ths of the way through the five years so I guess I’m doing okay. I’ll keep working towards it though but maybe I’ll have to rearrange a few things. That said I’m sure I’ll find myself making a new one come age 25!
Do you have a 5-year plan? How’s that going?