Hopes for the Future

“If it were not for hopes, the heart would break. – Thomas Fuller”

A popular question in an interview is “where do you see yourself in five years?” I don’t know if that is still a popular question because I have not had a job interview in over ten years. I haven’t joined the great resignation movement because I am content where I am at right now. I haven’t been asked this question in a while, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have five year plans. When I think about where I am at in five years I first look at my age. I will be in my mid-forties at that point, my oldest will be graduating high school, and I will have been teaching for fifteen years. For me at that point my hopes are that both of my kids are on track for graduating high school and are in the process of planning their adult lives. I want to be in place financially where I can still support my family and enjoy life at the same time. We all need to have hope for the future, but we have to be planning it out in order for us to arrive at our hopes.

Before I went on vacation I took the time to ride my bike around UNC Charlotte. I was looking for the botanical gardens there. I never found them. I did never found them, but I did find some cool places on campus to photograph. I found this spot near the ROTC center and the military memorial. It was so green that I had to take photos. One of my favorites that I took on this day was the one below the quote. I loved how the light came in and added an additional effect to the picture. One of my goals this summer is to explore more of the different places in my city and capture them on camera. I hope I am able to do that.

What are your plans for the future?


2 replies to “Hopes for the Future

  1. In 5 years, I will be 72. Hard to believe as I don’t feel like a senior citizen or at least what I believed seniors thought or felt like when I was younger. I hope to no longer be working full-time, I would like to have a beautiful garden at least once before I die and hopefully live further south. The hope that we will all live in peace is fading.


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