The Five Year Plan.

a friend asked me a couple of days ago if i have a five year plan.

yesterday while sitting at the hospital with a friend whose father might not make it, i asked myself about my five year plan again.

are we talking a financial plan? or an emotional plan? a life plan? and how far can we plan before life sets in?

if life functioned in five year slots and then we had to stop and reassess, i just crossed my five year mark after graduation this last december. i got to wondering what have i done in the last five years that i could have said i had planned to do that winter morning in dec 1999 when i threw my cap nhigh up in the air as come kind of cosmic symbol to how high up in life i want to be? what have i done that i would mark off my checklist? do i even have a checklist? and as i get ready for another day, i think of the lunch im going to have with mariam, my coffee one on one with asad, and the unilever deadline i have to meet tomorrow and i realize, i may not have a plan for the next 5 years, but atleast i know what i plan to do with the rest of the day. have a nice one, everyone.


8 thoughts on “The Five Year Plan.

  1. i hate that question…its like a divine joke…inevitably whatever u have planned in the back of ur head never really happens so why not just let life decide for itself and then give it an occasional nudge in the right direction…:)

  2. I think we all have a plan hidden in the back of the mind that sends subliminal messages that we interpret as motivation. The idea of having a five year is to have a road map – its not like planning every passing moment of life but a rough idea of how you want your life to shape up.
    For some it may be as simple as staying alive and for some it may comprise of more detailed personal and career aspirations.
    After all its all about painting the big picture and you my friend, are an artist πŸ˜‰

  3. since thing never go the way i plan, i was thinking may be i should plan to achieve the opposite of what i really want…u know may be try and fool fate :p

  4. There are no plans to life…all you can keep your eye on is the final destination and get there holding your head high, hopefully without hurting too many people.
    Love the new layout. You’ve been busy woman. πŸ™‚

  5. thanks sam. πŸ™‚ i want to do all the funky stuff you have on your blog- i just keep waiting for time to figure it all out and get down to it.

  6. Hey, you have a great blog here! I’m definitely going to bookmark you!
    I have a ira site/blog. It pretty much covers ira related stuff.
    Come and check it out if you get time πŸ™‚

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