The other day my friend asked me "where do you see yourself in five years?" And I was so close to answer that I was going to be a wife. For two years my only real goal was to marry Jacob. However, after doing some thinking I realized my goals have changed. In five years the career and financial goals I have for myself override everything else.
Five years from now I hope to be flourishing in my career. I plan to be a nursing school graduate and have my RN degree hanging on my wall. I want to be a scrub nurse. I want to be able to participate in surgeries, plastics specifically. I also hope to be working on my masters to become a nurse practitioner. Ten years from now I hope to be opening my own medi spa.
Five years from now I hope to have financial stability. I want my credit score to go up and my debts to be gone. I want to be purchasing my own house, even if that means sticking it out at my parents until then. I hope to have traveled a significant amount and experienced different cultures.
My goals for my love life? I don't have those. I don't have time to be actively looking for a boyfriend if I want to obtain the goals I have. I'm not saying I've sworn off dating, if someone comes into my life then it was fate. However I don't need a man, a man might actually hold me back.
So Dani, thank you for asking me this question. It has allowed me to reflect on my life and where it was going. And I'm so excited to become the women I want to be.