(Closed) What's your 5 year plan? – One Year Later

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
203 posts
Helper bee

I don’t have a five year plan! And I’m okay with that. When we make plans, God laughs. πŸ™‚ I’m in college so that’s my focus right now, living in the moment. Just starting to think about possible graduate school afterward. This is a fun thread, can you link to the one from a year ago? 

Post # 6
1589 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Meh, I’ve never really done the whole five year plan thing before. But I guess when I moved in with Fiance a year and a half ago, that was the first time I was really making a solid plan.

I’ve had a great job in my career, for which I’m INCREDIBLY grateful, for about six years now. I guess in 5 years I would like to have a home and one, maybe two wee ones. Hopefully Fiance and I will still be happily married.

This isn’t up to me, but I pray to the universe that my brother has a full time job and is able to support himself in five years and that my sister is over her depression and is able to be more comfortable financially.

Post # 7
3295 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

I tried to make a five year plan, but so much of it depends on whether or not my husband gets a new job or heads back to school. Regardless, in two years we are going to start trying for a baby. Everything else is just noise πŸ™‚


Post # 8
304 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

1. Plan a wedding. Graduate from university in June.

2. Get married! Save up money.

3. Buy a house.

4. Enjoy marriage, work on career.

5. Possibly start TTC

Post # 9
96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

1. Get Married (in June), Finish Master’s (in December), Promotion (Fi)

2. Buy a house and get a dog (summer), TTC (fall), Husband done with Master’s (December)

3. Save more money, lab manager? (fi), maybe take a year off with the baby

4. back to work (possibly), enjoy family time and relax

5. TTC #2 (probably), save, save, save some more!!

Post # 10
3051 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I don’t think I could do a 5 year plan. Way too restrictive & way too much advance planning!

As of now I know we want to be engaged by the end of next summer (probably way sooner), I’ll graduate by December 2014 (hopefully sooner!), move out of state with a full time job in late 2014/early 2015, & plan the wedding for early 2016. That’s as far as we go lol

I hope my SO will want to start her master’s after the wedding & when she’s done, I’ll hopefully start mine. That’s the longest “goal” I have lol

Post # 11
1326 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2017 - Hagakyrkan

1: I will graduate this spring. And within a year we hope to have found an apartment to live in together!


2: I will start my Master this fall and SO will finish his next spring. Move in together if that hasn’t happened yet.


3: I will finish my master! SO will start to work or look for work (fingers crossed). I want us to get engaged.


4: I will find a job. SO wants us to get engaged.


5: Hopefully get married.


6: Then KIIIIDS!!!




Post # 12
3025 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

1. Get married

2. Get out of Debt

3. Get Fiance a better job

4. Save money!

5. Save money!

Post # 13
1888 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Subject to change (obviously). There are several immediate family members’ weddings that will be coming up (DH’s sister, my brother, my sister) and that may change things

2013- Take our honeymoon to Europe

2014- pay off school loans (March), visit Poland for BIL’s wedding, pay off my car (August), start school for another endorsement (August), SAVE MONEY, go to NYC (December)– {going to be a busy year!!}

2015- finish school (May) renovate our kitchen, living room, & dining room (Summer), try for baby #1 (July)

2016- give birth? 

2017- possibly try for baby #2?


Post # 14
420 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Rebar

1. Get married, move in to our first apartment together. 

2. Save money- start on my MBA 

3. Buy a house.

4.  Finish MBA- save money

5. Perhaps start trying to have a baby- travel for a bit

Post # 15
288 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@aliavenue:  Ohh. Great idea. Here’s mine!

YEAR ONE (2014) – Pay off undergraduate student debt (I’m counting it, as my goal was early 2014 and I did it early), Do lots of Camping, Plan a wedding,  Get Married, Pay off Wedding Debt, Save for Honeymoon, Continue with Master’s Classes, Reno our ugly kitchen

YEAR TWO (2015) – Save for honeymoon,  Go to Europe (honeymoon), Travel! Continue with Master’s Classes, Save for a newer home (build), Buy an SUV, Try to Start a Family

 YEAR THREE (2016) – Save for new home, Move into new home, Start a Family, Write Professional Exams for my Career, Progress into new career field, Continue Masters Classes if possible (MAT leave?), Save money

 YEAR FOUR (2017) – Graduate with my Masters, Move into new Career Field possibly (promotion), Decide whether we want more children,

 YEAR FIVE (2018) – Keep saving, keep living… don’t know this far πŸ™‚


 When you actually write it all out… OH man, am I busy!


Post # 16
2452 posts
Buzzing bee

2014: move to SO’s city (where he will likely be starting a PhD), apply for professional school

2015: get accepted, start professional school

2016-2018: do well in school, get engaged, move in with SO

2019: graduate from professional school at the same time that SO gets his PhD, get a residency, possibly move

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