Saturday, September 29, 2007

Where do you see yourself in five years?

I've been thinking about this question off and on for the past few weeks. I haven't started a career yet, but I've got a cool job for now. I'm not in a relationship with a long-time girlfriend, so there isn't any "we" planning. I guess there's long term goals that everyone has to think about at some point, but is that something that we've already started? The cliche is that life is what happens while you're busy making other plans. So what are those other plans?

I want to travel more. I've never been west of the Mississippi. It would be fun to see some of those landmark U.S. vacation spots. And the weird little places you stop off at while on a road trip. Maybe do some camping. It's more fun than I thought it would be. I'd like to go to Europe for a while someday, cuz why not, right?

Supposedly, fall is on its way, but summer giving its last reluctant fight this week. Small yellow leaves are already falling off the trees in the park in front. Some people are wearing scarves in the evening, and I found myself throwing on a sweatshirt a few times this week. In the short term, my goals are going to include running and biking more, grilling outside with friends and roommates, being an awesome teacher, reading a few books, and stopping to imagine what the roses smell like.

Bring it.

6 comments:

Cass said...

little yellow leaves = locust, probably black locust or honey locust. i'd have to look at the seed pod to be sure.

environmental science 101 done. :)

Martin K. said...

I'm going to start working out and running more to get in shape too. It should happen any minute since I think this has actually bee nmy plan for about 5 years now.

Maral Charkhtab Tabrizi said...

I plan to travel a lot too, Specially europe and other states of US and Canada.
but first I really like to get a Design related job here or in europe.

You've got enouh plans for at least 4 or 5 years :P

Oh by the way, I plan to go to at least 30 concerts by the end of Summer 2008. hahaha and probably half of them with Jen.

Caleb said...

Celebrating the fifth year anniversary of you asking me this question.

ryan said...

"running, grilling outside (and inside) with friends, being an awesome teacher, and reading a few books" and hanging out on the beach, exploring, and playing music is a fair discription of my days as well. if you ever decide to explore asia, i highly recommend this route. just a suggestion.

Colin said...

I see myself wondering why the hell you haven't blogged in like two weeks. You're always on your computer, why can't you drop a line to let the world know what's up with you?
Huh? Goddammit!