Question of the Week: What Does Your Life Look Like in 5 Years?

Sometimes it’s hard to predict what our lives will look like at the end of the week, let alone years from now. Sometimes I can’t even remember what I had for lunch yesterday!

But I’ve found that the people who actually change their lives instead of just going through the motions every day are the ones who have a clear vision of their future selves.

These are the people who play pretend and can feel deep inside themselves what it would be like to be the type of people who:

  • Went back to school and studied the field they’re really passionate about.
  • Wrote books and got them published.
  • Lost weight and got into the best shape of their lives.
  • Stopped settling for losers and sought out respectful relationships.
  • Took a leap of faith and went for it!

What does your future self look like 5 years from now?

Don’t just think about the things that might be nice—really FEEL it! What would you like to be different? What do you want more of? Where are you? Who’s with you?

In the comments below, share what your life looks like 5 years from now and what you’re most excited about.


  1. Bethie the Boo on July 31, 2013 at 8:40 am

    Five years from now I will have an almost five year old son who will likely be going to his second year of preschool. I hope that we are able to enjoy a family vacation together of some sort that year, we love Disney World and have talked about going there with my parents sometime after he turns five – so I think that will be a goal for five years from now!

    • Sage Grayson on July 31, 2013 at 5:58 pm

      I love Disney World! And I’m sure your future son will love it too. 🙂

  2. Molly on July 31, 2013 at 10:08 am

    Well, I’m pretty happy with where I’m at right now but in five years I definitely plan on having most or all of our debts paid off (other than the mortgage). I also plan on having been much more traveled!

    • Sage Grayson on July 31, 2013 at 5:57 pm

      Traveling more is on my radar too! 🙂

  3. Sarah @ This Is What I Eat on July 31, 2013 at 6:00 am

    I’m going to be vague about it but you know the specifics 🙂 All I’m going to say is that in 5 years I see myself in a new career, maybe in a new location and definitely a whole lot happier. It makes me happy just to even think about it!

    • Sage Grayson on July 31, 2013 at 7:39 am

      I’m so excited for you, Sarah! Hold on to those happy feelings–they’ll help get you where you want to go! 🙂