I have really been thinking about my life in a broader aspect since my son was born. I use to try to plan my life a couple of months at a time, but never made any detailed future plans. I am now looking to my future because it will affect his future. This 5 year plan can make a difference in both of our lives. I have not put everything down yet, but some of the things in my plan are; returning to school, starting a small business, planning for his education, planning vacations for him and I, and I am sure there will be even more once I sit down and begin to make these plans.
I do know that things can change and this 5 year plan is not going to be completely set in stone. This will be a guide for our life. It gives me goals to push for and make sure that I do everything in my power to reach these goals. I know 5 years is a long time, but we have to have something to look forward to. Planning is a very big part of all of our lives, and I think a 5 year plan is great for all of us.