You May Not Know What You’re Having For Dinner Tomorrow, But Know Where You Want To Be In Five Years

You May Not Know What You’re Having For Dinner Tomorrow, But Know Where You Want To Be In Five Years

Planning your life down to a tee can feel overwhelming and restricting, instead, plan goals for years into the future, leaving room for other opportunities or interests that can come your way.


Everyone is in a rush to figure out their future. As the semester goes by, students, including myself, become more anxious at the fact that they need to decide what they want to be, or where they want their lives to be in the future. And although it is important to plan for the future, deciding on a job does not have to be a definite decision yet. Yes, it would be amazing to have a job after college, but that job doesn't necessarily have to be your dream job.

When people ask where you see in 5 years, don't simply answer with a job, instead answer with a place, people you want to be surrounded by, or answer with things that you want to be doing. Most jobs are from 9:00 to 5:00, so what do you want to be doing with the rest of your time? When asked this question, some seem to hesitate. "I don't even know what I'm having for dinner, how am I supposed to know where I want to be in 5 years?"

Instead of starting small and planning each day, try to set goals for yourself in the future. I know in 5 years, I want to be living in an apartment, paying my own rent with the money I earn. No, I don't know what job I will have or where I want to live, but this goal gives leeway for opportunities that come my way. I feel as though when people plan their lives down to a tee, they feel restricted, and leave little room for other opportunities or interests.

While others choose to plan their lives this way, they could have already have a plan of where they want to be in five years. My brother, for example, is in graduate school right now and plans to go to medical school to become a doctor. And while he does not know where he will be going or where he will be doing his residency, he knows that he wants to be in medical school. That is a five-year goal for him. Having a five-year goal allows you to plan your life out, but not having the stress of the everyday goals. While some people prefer to plan their everyday lives, I chose not to.

Time flies as you grow older, and it only makes others feel anxious about their future and what they want to do with their lives. Setting up goals for yourself is important, paving a path for what you want your life to be. However, having a goal for the future can allow you to not only know where you want to be, but it also allows you to enjoy the journey of getting there, through the twists and curves that life might send you. No, I don't know what I'm having for dinner tomorrow, but I do know where I want to be five years from now.

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I'm A Woman And You Can't Convince Me Breastfeeding In Public Is OK In 2019

Sorry, not sorry.


Lately, I have seen so many people going off on social media about how people shouldn't be upset with mothers breastfeeding in public. You know what? I disagree.

There's a huge difference between being modest while breastfeeding and just being straight up careless, trashy and disrespectful to those around you. Why don't you try popping out a boob without a baby attached to it and see how long it takes for you to get arrested for public indecency? Strange how that works, right?

So many people talking about it bring up the point of how we shouldn't "sexualize" breastfeeding and seeing a woman's breasts while doing so. Actually, all of these people are missing the point. It's not sexual, it's just purely immodest and disrespectful.

If you see a girl in a shirt cut too low, you call her a slut. If you see a celebrity post a nude photo, you call them immodest and a terrible role model. What makes you think that pulling out a breast in the middle of public is different, regardless of what you're doing with it?

If I'm eating in a restaurant, I would be disgusted if the person at the table next to me had their bare feet out while they were eating. It's just not appropriate. Neither is pulling out your breast for the entire general public to see.

Nobody asked you to put a blanket over your kid's head to feed them. Nobody asked you to go feed them in a dirty bathroom. But you don't need to basically be topless to feed your kid. Growing up, I watched my mom feed my younger siblings in public. She never shied away from it, but the way she did it was always tasteful and never drew attention. She would cover herself up while doing it. She would make sure that nothing inappropriate could be seen. She was lowkey about it.

Mindblowing, right? Wait, you can actually breastfeed in public and not have to show everyone what you're doing? What a revolutionary idea!

There is nothing wrong with feeding your baby. It's something you need to do, it's a part of life. But there is definitely something wrong with thinking it's fine to expose yourself to the entire world while doing it. Nobody wants to see it. Nobody cares if you're feeding your kid. Nobody cares if you're trying to make some sort of weird "feminist" statement by showing them your boobs.

Cover up. Be modest. Be mindful. Be respectful. Don't want to see my boobs? Good, I don't want to see yours either. Hard to believe, I know.

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