Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. Proverbs 16:3
Last year in February I published my five year plan here. Now looking back on it, I see how much progress I made and how many ideas I have changed my mind about. I want to revise it here today and readjust my goals as they fit in my life now. I have quoted everything that was previously written, deleted out the goals I don’t find relevant/necessary any longer and added any I feel fit my five year plan. Any goals I reached will be bolded. Additions will be written in red. You can refer back to my first five year plan by clicking here.
“In five years, I see myself in the best health I’ve ever been in as a result of healthy eating habits, cardio and weight lifting. I see myself graduated with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree and working as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing Christian Counseling Services. I see myself having published one book and possibly working on more. Over the next five years, I hope I will have started a family, grown my blog substantially, went on a mission trip, done some international traveling, grown my biblical knowledge and bought a place I can call my own. There are some big goals here, but I believe that these are all things within my reach. Here is the breakdown of my goals:
Year One (2017):
– Start writing a book and establish the plot and characters.
– Take the GRE and score well.
– Finish reading the bible.
Because I don’t wait to go into a clinical program, I found that research at the University level wasn’t necessary as well as it didn’t fit my interests enough to invest so much time in it. Instead, I currently work with a University Professor/Researcher in an international campaign.
I am proud to say I did run two 5K’s in 2017 but I don’t have the time of the second one and I am not too focused on the time anymore. The timing became very discouraging to me and seemed to push me away from running when I failed. I want to keep the fun of running by focusing on distance and not time. I also try to encorporate more muscle work as well instead of focusing so much on cardio. my fitness goals have surely changed and will be marked as such in the following running goals for this plan.
As far as the downpayment for a house goes- I decided I’m not too sure where I want to live and for how long so purchasing a house doesn’t make too much sense for me right now. However, I am saving and planning to move this year.
Year Two (2018):
– Graduate with my Bachelor’s Degree.
– Buy my first place & move out on my own.
– Complete a bodybuilding guide for at least one body area and learn more about weights.
– Run 2 5K’s or more!
– Find a job that is more career-focused.
Year Three (2019):
– Finish first 30 credits of graduate school.
– Travel to a new state.
– Go on a mission trip.
– Reach 1,000 blog subscribers.
Year Four (2020):
– Graduate with my Master’s Degree.
– Travel out of the country.
– Become fluent in Spanish.
Year Five (2021):
– Publish a book.
– Take a road trip.
– Travel to a new country.
– Start working at a private practice or church.”
Going forward I will bold the things I have accomplished so you guys can keep up with my progress if you choose to! Thank you so much for reading. You can also keep up with me on my Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter. Comment some of your plans for the next five years below- I would love to hear them!
May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God. May the Lord grant all your requests. Now this I know: The Lord gives victory to his anointed. He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary with the victorious power of his right hand. Psalm 20:4-6