5 and 10 year plans.

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I’ve been taking a few Skillshare classes and Amy’s Onward & Upward workshop…and I’ve been focusing a lot on something I try to avoid: setting long-term goals.

Who is this person? Yes, I am all about setting attainable goals and working toward said goals, but something about thinking five or ten years into the future really stops me in my tracks.
One of my assignments for a class (which actually crossed over into other classes) was to set a life plan. I hesistated at first, and rolled my eyes at the thought of making some arbitrary goals for myself, but when I sat down and really thought about it…well, things have changed for me.
I’m now thinking about these goals, especially the 5 year goals, because in all honesty, with the right resources I could achieve all of these in less than 5 years. I’m now taking positive steps toward these goals, goals that were in the back of my head but needed something solid to bring them forward.

Now, to hold myself accountable, I’m publishing them here.

At 31
By 2017 – HOME – I pay off a new car for our adventures
By 2017 – HOME – Alex and I visit 4 new-to-us National Parks

By 2017 – CAREER – I am working within the outdoor industry in some capacity
By 2017 – CAREER – I invest in a 200 hour teacher program for yoga

By 2017 – HEALTH – I logged 100k in fun races (Starting October 2012)
By 2017 – HEALTH – I attended a yoga retreat and connected with other yogis
By 2017 – HEALTH – I climb V6 routes with ease
By 2017 – HEALTH – I learned how to lead climb

At 36
By 2022 – HOME – I paid off my student loans and credit card debt
By 2022 – HOME – I am working toward paying off the basecamp we moved into for between adventures
By 2022 – HOME – Alex and I visited a total of 20 National Parks
By 2022 – HOME – I send my parents on a trip of their choosing

By 2022 – HEALTH – I celebrated 5 summer solstices with 108 sun salutations
By 2022 – HEALTH – I took 2 climbing trips with an all female group

By 2022 – CAREER – My work is done outside the office, allowing for travel
By 2022 – CAREER – Teach yoga part time at a small studio

Do you have a 5 or 10 year life plan?
How do you feel about setting long-term goals?
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  • Katie October 24, 2012, 11:30 am

    I struggle with this too. It’s something I have thought a lot about recently and I think the big thing is career for me. What’s next when you don’t want to be the boss?


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