There is a Season Turn …

I’ve always been good at making goals for the future. They start with dreams, then you whittle them down. I remember as a kid I always wanted to be a doctor, do you remember your dream occupation? I never pursued being a doctor because as I got older I saw blood and open heart surgery on PBS. That got me away from that dream pretty fast. There’s talk of a “5 year plan” in job interviews. Coaches and bosses want to know yours. In my teens, I imagined my 20’s as all about rock n roll. The next decade it was college degrees and teaching at a university. After that the reality of teaching elementary school took hold and I;ve done it ever since. I’m still making imagined “5 year plans,” are you? I think I will until the 5 year mark is starting to be on the other side. I wonder what my 5 year plan will be like then.

By Damien Riley

Professor/Tutor/Dad/Husband/Son. My favorite horror movie is probably going to be a toss up between Tusk and Insidious. Atmospheric Horror is my favorite subgenre. I also post news articles on politics and the occasional blog post on things other than horror movies.

2 replies on “There is a Season Turn …”

At 60+, I no longer have a five year plan- not because I don’t think I’ll be around in five… I have just found three week plans and 30 day goals more useful? I think I liked the five-year plan… but for now- they are just dreams?

I’m with you. Maybe if you’re a good planner all your life you get to eventually “retire” from plans. I don’t know, it is a nice dream. Grasping for things is the opposite of living in the moment but I’ve always believed without a plan, you’re dead in the water. Nice comment Roger, thank you.

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