This is an interesting posting and it struck a personal chord on two levels. Several months ago, someone asked me what I was going to do when I finished my doctorate. These types of questions are the domain of those who think humans have any control and certainty in planning the future. I was also completing an independent study course on mindfulness and it confirmed the absolute need to dwell on what we know is certain: living in the present moment. Being present, in each moment, is its own reward and is as thrilling as it gets. Well said Kayla.
Of all the annoying questions I’m asked on a daily basis, I think my favorite has to be this one…
“Where do you want to be in five years?”
“Wherever Ryan Gossling is.”
JK…that’s where I want to be NOW. Not in five years 😀
No but seriously, this question really upsets me.
You see, I’ve always been an obsessive compulsive planner. Three years ago, I would have been able to answer that question down to the kind of toilet paper I’d be using in five years. At 18 I thought I knew exacly what I wanted to do with my life. I thought I knew exacly what kind of job I wanted and I thought I had met the guy I would marry. We were going to have really pretty babies.
Seemed like a pretty good plan to me. Only, it wasn’t.
Throughout college I found that my interests changed…that there were so…
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