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  1. January 25, 2016

    I totally agree Amanda! It’s great to set goals but you need to be able to ‘go with the flow’ and not get so stuck on something you’ve wanted that you pass by other opportunities because they’re not in your ‘plan’

  2. January 25, 2016
    Kenzie says

    Love this. I’m always trying to plan ahead, but sometimes you have to just live in the moment.

  3. January 25, 2016
    Kari says

    Coming from a 30-something, I really wish I would’ve thought this way in my 20’s. The question about the 5-year plan happens less and less the older you get, though. I think if I would’ve kept an open mind about how the next 5 years would look, it would’ve saved me a lot of heartache. I did, miraculously, get married 2 months before I turned 30. However, I’ve never owned my own home or even traveled like I thought I would have by now. Now, I’m okay with it. Now, they are dreams that I make strides towards, but don’t put a timeline on. If I make it there, great! If I don’t, I gave it a good shot.

  4. January 26, 2016

    L O V E this!! I am always trying to plan ahead and my momma has always told me to just live in the moment. This was exactly what I needed to hear this AM!!

  5. January 26, 2016
    Kelsey says

    I agree with you! I think it’s so great to set big goals for where you want to be in five years, but I also think it’s important to know that things change and we could be somewhere completely different in five years and still perfectly happy.

    1. February 24, 2017
      Evelyn says

      great advice…..’Live in the moment’

  6. January 26, 2016

    I LOVE this. I was just giving advice to a friend last week who was literally trying to plan 5+ years out and was very overwhelmed & stressed about it. You can’t plan that far out! Take things one step at a time and in the meantime make sure you’re happy. It’s that simple.

    Thanks for sharing…

    Christina |

  7. January 26, 2016

    Love this!

    Having just graduated from college I struggled with what my future should look like. I’ve never had a big goal or plan so I put a lot of stress on myself to have it all figured out by a certain time, which never happened. I think it’s great to have an idea of where you would like to go or how you would like to get there, but I think it’s also important to balance that with kindness and forgiveness if we don’t make the so-called deadline. I agree that it should all be based on our overall well-being.

  8. January 26, 2016

    I completely agree with everything you said here. I had ideas of how I thought life was “supposed” to look at different points in my twenties and because of that ended up in situations that weren’t ultimately right for me. I think letting things come to you and listening to yourself is a much healthier approach and ultimately leads to deeper levels of satisfaction and happiness.

  9. January 27, 2016
    Luci says

    “Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans” – John Lennon

  10. February 8, 2016

    […] know where you’ll be in 5 years? That’s okay […]

  11. April 16, 2017
    Natalie says

    This is exactly what I needed to read tonight. Thank you. Everyone is always asking what have you got planned etc. When you see others apparently hitting all the right milestones, it’s hard to think you’re on the right track yourself. Thank you!


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