Where Do I See Myself In 5 Years?

Answering the Classic Question

By Grace K. Bianco

The mystery of the future used to suffocate me, but now, I am so excited to see all the possibilities that lie ahead.

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In five years, I will be twenty-six years old. If you do the math correctly, that makes me only twenty-one currently. I feel like I have already learned so much in my very young twenties, and I can’t imagine how much more I will learn by my mid twenties.

I wanted to write this blog for a couple of reasons. One, I want others to really look at their life, and decide where they think they will be in five years. Two, I want this blog to look back on in five years. When I turn twenty-six, I want to see if I accomplished any of what my twenty-one year old self wanted to.

Before I jump in, I want to say one last thing. These are MY hopes and MY plans. I trust that God will help guide my life in the next five years. I know that God’s plan is much better than whatever I can come up with. So today, I’ll write out what I think, but in five years, I will be able to tell you all what God thought.

My Faith

Five Years Later…

My faith remains the same. The biggest difference there is that I am more knowledgable.

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I have read the Bible all the way through (at least) two more times. I have read many books. Most of which were about God in some way. I am more involved in a church. Conversations about God with others have only become more often, fluent, and smooth.

God is and has always been the one constant in my life. I don’t have a crazy testimony. I have been loving God with everything in me since I was four. As the years go on, my love for God will only be deeper. I know I will face many trials, but there is nothing God won’t walk me through.

My Family

Five Years Later…

I am fully settled in Tennessee after moving from South Carolina. (My husband and I will hopefully be making that move in the next year.) Being settled means that our family can grow.

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At twenty-six, I have one child, and I am pregnant with our second. We still plan on having four, and we can’t wait too long in between each pregnancy. I started young, and I plan on being done in my early thirties.

Having my own little family was always my biggest dream. This is all I have ever wanted, and I feel accomplished in my life.

My Career

Five Years Later…

After we moved, I got a little part-time job. I wanted to make friends and have something to do during the day. I got to work at a coffee shop. It was something I always thought would be a fun job to have. I wasn’t wrong.

Once I got pregnant, I left my job, and I became a stay-at-home mom. My husband and I had always planned on that. Ever since I could remember, my dream job was to raise my children to follow the Lord. I continue to pray that I will be able to homeschool each of my children through high school.

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Medium is still around, and I am still happily writing every detail of my life. It’s not always easy to write with a growing family, but I always find the time. Writing is more of a career for me now. I worked so hard to get my writing somewhere, and it is nice to watch another dream of mine come true.

My Mental Health Journey

Five Years Later…

As I have since I was four, I still struggle with anxiety, but every day is a little easier than the last.

I say yes to more opportunities and fun plans. For the majority of my life, I let my anxiety decide what I could and couldn’t do. My anxiety didn’t allow me to do much. I still have to swallow down my discomfort to let myself experience the better parts of life. Anxiety isn’t allowed to tell me what I can do anymore.

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Just like with my faith, I am more knowledgable on how to deal with my anxiety. I have and will always spend my life pushing forward to the Lord. My anxiety hasn’t gone away in all these years, but it has subsided. God is my comfort. The relief I seek is always with me.

Final Thoughts

Back to me and my twenty-one year old self, I really don’t know what my life will be like in five years. The mystery of the future used to suffocate me, but now, I am so excited to see all the possibilities that lie ahead. God has turned my life around many times. It’s cliche, but every time a door closed, another and better door opened.

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In the next few years, I will continue to trust God, and give Him all the glory for the good in my life. I like to imagine what lies ahead in my future, but at the end of the day, I give it all to God. He can have my past, my present, and my future. I don’t live my life for myself but for Him.

“Commit whatever you do to the Lord and your plans will succeed.” — Proverbs 16:2

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I am the author of “Party Pooper: Growing up with Anxiety.” I love oversharing my life. I talk about my faith, marriage, mental health, and anything in between.

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Grace Bianco

Grace Bianco

I am the author of “Party Pooper: Growing up with Anxiety.” I love oversharing my life. I talk about my faith, marriage, mental health, and anything in between.

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