Originally Posted by Jaz
I predict at least the next 5 years are going to be ideantical to last the last 5.
My life has changed loads in the last 5 years. Quit drugs. Became a dad. Moved to Belfast. Started a degree. Discovered opinion openers.... Amongst lots of other detail it's been a pretty awesome & sometimes painful 5 years.
I predict, in fact I expect the next 5 years to be even better, if 95% unforeseen. I'll get the driving license. I start a couple of voluntary roles soon that are something of an investment in my future which could take any number of paths. I'll get back in full time work by about summertime. I'll complete my degree & graduate in 2 years meaning I'll step up the ladder in the salary scale. Definitely going to take up Krav Maga by summer at the latest & then in about 3 - 4 years become a black belt in it.
I've just remembered actually, in a party in 2008 my soon to be brother in law was sat beside me. We were all on E's & I had just taken 4 & half pills an hour earlier on top of the 10 or 15 I'd taken over the weekend. He asked me..
"where do you see yourself in 5 years"
I saw nothing. Absolutely nothing. As far as I can remember my mind was literally blank & I just felt like dirt with no prospects of any kind. I'd lost my job a year before & was in a shit place mentally & had lost myself. I wasn't the guy I used to be who everyone liked & remembered. I'd love to say that was a major turning point but I had no way to immediately get myself out of the deep hole I was in still living at my dads, on drugs, no money no girls nobody likes me etc. but it WAS a major realisation at just how shit my life had become. I never contemplated suicide but I certainly felt so purposeless & had become so withdrawn from real life & social life that many times I'd be sat in my room playing Xbox thinking "what the fuck am I going to do or where do I even begin?"
That shits history though & the point is that your life can change a lot in 5 years & in ways you thought you never could. When my brother in law asked me where I'd be in 5 years & I drew a blank, I had no idea I'd have packed up & moved to Belfast by the time those 5 years were up, along with all the stuff that happened in the middle.
Jaz, do you want the next 5 to be identical to the last 5? Unless they've been really amazing & you don't mind just continuing what you're doing, I'd do different shit & make new shit happen.