Welcome to the . . .
It’s January . . . and here at the Museum of Me I’m pleased to open this month’s new-and-exciting INTERACTIVE exhibit!
This month’s exhibit features an open ended question:
Five years from now I will be doing . . .
So, imagine with me.
It’s January 2028 . . . and we have just welcomed in the new year.
What will we be doing?
Five years . . . 260 weeks . . . 1,825 days . . . 2,333,000 minutes.
What will you do with it? What could you do with it?
Last year, I wrote a lot about shifting my perspective and my energy. One question that always hovered on the edge of my thoughts was this: What do I want to do with what’s left of my life? In five years, I’d be incredibly happy to have my life look . . . much the same as it does right now. (With maybe less world trauma and political drama, of course.) And I plan to work hard to keep myself healthy and active and curious . . . so I can make the most of my days . . . still able to do pretty much what I do now. Maybe with a bit more travel and adventure? But mostly . . . I want to be here. Loving Tom. Making stuff. Digging in my garden. Recognizing the good things in life. Still.
How about YOU?
What will you be doing in five years?
Thanks for visiting the Museum of Me. Watch for new exhibits . . . on the 2nd Friday of each month. If you’re a blogger and you’d like to create a Museum of Me along with me on your own blog, let me know. I’ll send you our “exhibit schedule” (a list of monthly prompts) and we can tell our stories together.
This is a really interesting prompt because the answer very much depends on where you are in your life. I think all of us still want to be around, healthy, and thriving in five years. Five years from now, I’ll be preparing to send off my kid to college — crazypants! I certainly hope that we’ll both be ready for that big step when we get there.
Yup, I feel pretty much as you do Kym. I want to be here enjoying life, reading, making, maybe a bit of traveling, enjoying family and friends. Keeping my health and my sanity (and maybe…just maybe…finally retiring!!).
I agree wholeheartedly with your plan and hope you’re exactly where you want to be 5 years from now!
And all the readers said AMEN! I loved this post so much… it is fun to imagine the what if of the future… and the best part… YES, I want to still be doing what I am doing now!
I imagine five years from now will look pretty much the same as today. I wouldn’t mind if a few pounds found away to GO AWAY. LOL
Kym, also like you, I ‘d like to have things pretty much as they are particularly with good health for everyone in my family. I feel so lucky right now. And where I am in my life (per Sarah) is similar to yours with the added fillip being that, at least 10 years older, that I am just grateful for every waking day, when so many do not get that chance. Chloe
I hope you’re here, healthy, active, curious, still dancing at the edge, and writing about it! I guess we’ve all got pretty good lives if we hope they continue in the same way for at least five more years. (Now if we can just do something about the world trauma and political drama!)
All my life people have said where do you want to be in the future and pretty much I say I want to be doing what I’m doing now. I feel very fortunate to have my life, my brain (such that it is), and my body doing what it does. I might have a new knee or a new hip(?) but everything thing else can be the same and I’ll be happy!
This reminds me of a passage from my audiobook this morning…a woman turning another year older, in her late 70s, and her birthday wish being “this”…to be “doing this” again tomorrow, and tomorrow. ♥
Exactly the same here! And maybe a great knitting summit somewhere – big house? Country Inn? Not Rhinebeck! 😉
Agree with everyone!
I agree with you, Kym. I hope to still be in good health and able to actively enjoy life. Wishing you the best!
I agree with you. I would like to be here, still healthy and active and able to enjoy life.
I love this! I think in 5 years I want to be a bit more settled. In a new home, in my business, my creativity. I am in a season of expansion so it would be nice to be grounded in that in 5 years 🙂 I would love to take part in the Museum of Me on my blog-let me know how I can sign up!
Happy 2023 Kym! and thank you for the peek into the future of Kym (instead of the past) … it feels familiar in a good way, and hopeful. and clearly based in what IS today.