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Five years ago, where did you think you would be in five years?

Asked by shockvalue (5788 points ) July 25th, 2008

how does reality equate?

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dragonflyfaith's avatar

I thought I’d be dead. No reason, I wasn’t sick or anything. I just couldn’t imagine myself five years in the future so I took that as a sign that I would be dead. Morbid huh?

I’m still alive and kicking so I don’t think reality was anywhere near what I thought it’d be.

PupnTaco's avatar

I thought my illustration career would be a lot farther along. I didn’t think I’d still be doing grunt low-hanging design work just to make ends meet. I also didn’t think Bush would get re-elected and that the national economy would be collapsing, so there’s that too.

tinyfaery's avatar

I tend not to think in those terms; I find it a set-up for disappointment. I thought I’d still be very happily married, and I am.

I second the PnT Bush comment.

AstroChuck's avatar

In the year 2008.

btko's avatar

I had no idea… still don’t really know :p

beowolf8379's avatar

i was born 2000 and im 7 so should be alive playing games

tinyfaery's avatar

@beowolf Your name gives you away. What 7 year old knows that name?

flyawayxxballoon's avatar

I was only nine at that time, so rather than thinking only five years ahead, I pretty much thought more about what I would be when I grew up.

dragonflyfaith's avatar

<——Suddenly feels old…

Nathanael's avatar

asking myself if “in five years, will i ask myself where i think i would be in five years, five years ago?”

you dont even know how much sense that made.

flyawayxxballoon's avatar

@dragon ; Haha, I know the feeling, although the exact opposite; I often feel young. =)

dragonflyfaith's avatar

@flyaway I go back in forth between feeling young, old, smart and dumb on this site. Some of the questions, I just stare at them and think “I have no idea what this means!” Then again sometimes I read one and wonder if the person is joking.

flyawayxxballoon's avatar

@dragon ; I have the same exact reactions to questions/answers that you have, minus the old. Sometimes, I just don’t know what to think, and other times I know exactly what to say. And even other times, I just can’t seem to think at all.

dragonflyfaith's avatar

@flyaway Exactly.

Mrs_Dr_Frank_N_Furter's avatar

In school, and what do ya know. I STILL am!!!

marinelife's avatar

I didn’t know where in the world I would be, but I was right about what my husband and I would both be doing. I feel fine about where we are, but now am looking ahead.

Allie's avatar

I was 15. I knew I’d be in college. I am.

SuperMouse's avatar

I was sure that in five years my life would look pretty much the same. My life could not be more different than it was five years ago.

TheHaight's avatar

I was a 16 year old rebellious teen with a lot of problems. I have since changed drastically and have grown up… Whoa I have changed. Honestly I didn’t think I’d be anywere, I lacked confidence at that time.

chaosrob's avatar

I find I’m too tactical to plan 5 years in advance. I tend to just keep advancing, and if I’m not advancing, I fix it. So far, it’s working.

wildflower's avatar

I thought I’d be further in my career and in a different location. I’ve been here too long….

ariwriter's avatar

Five years ago, I wanted to do exactly what I am doing. But I was strategically planning. I still am.

Skyrail's avatar

I would have been 12/13, I don’t think I knew where we were going. My dad had stopped working full time and had been studying for 3 years previously. 2 years later we moved house, my dad got a new, totally different job and I moved school and now I’m thinking about uni, when I was 12 I didn’t even think about any of this stuff!

ninjaxmarc's avatar

where I’m at but not so buried in bills.

flameboi's avatar

I was 19, so yep, It equals and in some parts, is better, a lot better :)

Knotmyday's avatar

Arizona. and…bingo.

girlofscience's avatar

Five years ago, I thought I’d be in my first year of grad school now (though I wasn’t sure where).

I am.

Jack79's avatar

January 2004. Madly in love with my wife-to-be. Certainly not expecting what was about to happen. I was convinced we’d be happily married with at least 3 children by now. We’re not.

AstroChuck's avatar

Uh, I want to change my answer to in the year 2009.

baterpark91's avatar

I did not think I would be here..

please_not_to_ask2's avatar

I thought I’d be exactly where I am now, minus the psychiatrist.

_Liz's avatar

let’s see…i thought i’d be in college being a good little girl.

_Liz's avatar

@SuperMouse i’m not in college because of health conditions and by my standards i’m being a bad girl

shockvalue's avatar

I thought I’d be at some art school (or community college) in the Bay Area… Turn’s out now I’m in some art school in New York City… Honestly, I couldn’t have seen that coming.

fathippo's avatar

I don’t remember 5 years ago that well, but i know after avian flu broke out i was convinced i’d be dead in 6 months… =\

seventeen123's avatar

Thought I’d be pretty, thin, & driving boys crazy & all those other stupid things some 12 yr olds want..
– ha in the end none of those things can make you happy.
more so, they complicate life.

PacificToast's avatar

I thought I’d be a little more emotionally stable, but other than that, I never expected much.

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

I thought my kids would all be out on their own with their own places, and that I would be living here with just my cat.

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