How do you have control of life? You know that unknown thing that tends to twist and turn without any rhyme or reason no matter what boundaries you think you’ve put in place. How do you take command and ensure that you are in the drivers seat? I’ve touched briefly over the past couple of weeks on the fact I’ve felt overwhelmed with day to day life. Time is quite simply flying past at a speed of knots and I really hope I’m not the only one struggling to keep up. With months passing by like days it can be easy to feel like the next five years are going to zip by in a blink.
Then I start to worry. Is that enough time to take a leap and setup in a new country? Will you find your soulmate and be blissfully married by the time that fifth New Year roles around? I put a lot of pressure on myself to make everyday count that I actually end up forgetting what I’ve achieved. Next year marks 10 years since I went to University. That means in the space of five years I got my degree and my masters. Since graduating the next five years were spent moving along the career ladder and finally landing that dream job. A lot can happen in a short space of time but with time moving so quickly it’s easy to loose sight of that.
To help focus my mind and remind myself of where I’ve come, I’ve committed to the Q&A A Day diary. Received at Christmas, this book asks you a question a day that you answer over the course of five years. Not only does this give you a moment of reflection each day, if you commit, after the first year you can compare how you felt one to five years previously. Some of the questions verge on the more frivolous side however others get you thinking about your hopes and goals. Considering we are half way through the year I’ve loved popping my thoughts down each day and can’t wait to see how they compare to the next five years. Let’s not forget all those mini milestones we achieve as they all add up to make us incredible people.