View Full Version : 5 years from now...
06-17-2002, 05:15 PM
Here's a question that involves attitude and motivation and your plans for life...
What will your life be like 5 years from now? In other words, what do you want to be doing?
06-17-2002, 06:15 PM
Ack! I don't even know what I'll be doing two weeks from now, let alone five years! http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/eek.gif
I will definitely be out of this chair in 5 years.
I plan to have 2 kids by then.
I intend to buy a "getaway" home in Southern California or Arizona and spend winters there.
I will be trading in my Minivan for a Jaguar... maybe a BMW or Benz. Regardless, they all cost less than my van. What a joke.
I will be travelling even more than I used to before my injury.
Basically: I will be making up for these partially "lost" years being in a chair.
06-17-2002, 09:15 PM
Well... I hope to be out of the apartment cycle and in a house, for one! And after five years of being together, I hope my boyfriend and I are married. Having kids would be a great thing, too. (I'm only 27 and was really surprised when I started hearing the ol' biological clock ticking!) Career-wise, right now I just plain want a job, any job! hahaha Seriously, though, I just want something stable with decent pay and benefits, so I hope I've got that five years from now.
Oh, and I want to be the queen of baking and all things crafty! At this rate, with no job and plenty of time to sit at home, I'll get there for sure! http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif
Why worry abut where I'll be in 5 years? I used to worry and stress constantly about my future, and get really anal if my plans didn't go as planned. I wasn't evn really living fully because I was always wanting to rush towards th future.
Little did I know that all my plans would be destroyed in a split second. We are no guarenteed tomorrow... all we have is today.
That said, yeah I've still got plans... I want to get my BA, maybe my Masters, I plan to hopefully marry and have kids, I will hopefully ( definitel...) pee, or stand or walk again. But in 5 years? I'm not sure exactly. Hopefully a few of my plans will hae been accomplished...
Today, I'm alive and happy... and not being all anal and stressed!
06-17-2002, 11:49 PM
dead or in a rest home
06-18-2002, 01:40 PM
...still here argueing with DA about the "soon to be here cure"
...probably here trying to convince Mkowolski that he should try out for the 2012 Paralympics.
...me personally? I will be the owner operator of Alberta's first wc accessible fishing lodge and adventure camp. Even if the cure is found tommorow facilities such as this will still be needed for those that fell throw the cure cracks and for the senior population that is always growing.
"A Pessimist is really only and Optomist with experience"
06-18-2002, 02:07 PM
Mike, agreed. I'm workin on the Socal second home idea as well http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/cool.gif
I had to laugh about your van comment as well. I have a love/hate relationship with my van. I love its convenience but hate its necessity. The car of my dreams - Aston Martin, Lagonde. http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif
In five years I hope to have recovered my hand / dexterity function as well as an ability to ambulate / walk throughout a full day. I can see hiking (I used to be an endurance runner) in my future. I want to tackle all of CO's 14ers (14,000 ft) with my wife and dog.
I'd like to renew my wedding vows on a cliff overlooking the ocean in Maui.
And I'd like to adopt a boy and a girl.
Career wise I'm at a crossroads. I was climbing the corporate ladder but in perspective Wall Street doesn't offer me what it once did. Hopefully after conquering sci I can then be an advocate for something else. http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/confused.gif
Onward and Upward!
06-18-2002, 02:12 PM
I'll be either dead or 23 years old.
06-19-2002, 10:02 AM
Damn,,,i can barely plan what the i'm doing 2 weeks from now.
5 yrs from now; i strongly hope that the 'cure/research' efforts will have resulted in me[others], ''at least'' to be able to be independant.