Journal

Where will you be?


 

new-hope-star-wars-a-new-hope-33585512-1024-768You ever done something strange? Say, for instance, writing about how you felt like you nearly died and then just not updating your journal anymore after that?

I certainly did that, what a sour note to leave this place on. A lot has happened since my last update, not much of it I can discuss without jeopardizing my own relaxing feelings.

There is a question that every person gets asked at least a few times in their life and I’m sure it will sound familiar once I say it to you.

“Where do you see yourself in 2 to 5 years?”

The common answers is “owning the company” followed by an uncomfortable laugh and usually silence on the other end of the conversation. But really is this a good question?

Does anyone really know who they’ll be in 5 years? On the literal level we are never the same person now that we were 5 years ago. Organs degrade, bones grow or shrivel, cartilage builds up. The atoms that make up every piece of us are traded out for new ones and our remains flutter off into the rest of the world.

You are a conglomerate of everything around you. Not just on the toxic level from all the chemicals we produce but the little pieces of carbon that make up you are shared between you and billions of other living things.

I don’t know what I’ll like 5 years from now, I know 5 years ago I wouldn’t have thought I’d be listening to crazy bass driven music. But now I do and I like it.

I think the only real answer I can give to that question is “Hopefully alive.”

I still have more vacation articles to write and I’ve been taking notes on more creative writing projects. All I need is a new environment and I can see it on the horizon.

It fills me with joy which is important because I’m a reservoir of emotions. When they get in they rarely get out. My least favorite thing about these posts is how often they start with I, probably should start working on that. But it is what you’d expect given that it’s a journal.