There is a Season Turn …

I’ve always been good at making goals for the future. They start with dreams, then you whittle them down. I remember as a kid I always wanted to be a doctor, do you remember your dream occupation? I never pursued being a doctor because as I got older I saw blood and open heart surgery on PBS. That got me away from that dream pretty fast. There’s talk of a “5 year plan” in job interviews. Coaches and bosses want to know yours. In my teens, I imagined my 20’s as all about rock n roll. The next decade it was college degrees and teaching at a university. After that the reality of teaching elementary school took hold and I;ve done it ever since. I’m still making imagined “5 year plans,” are you? I think I will until the 5 year mark is starting to be on the other side. I wonder what my 5 year plan will be like then.

Author: Damien Riley

I'm a blogger, film critic, & podcaster with an MA in English from California State University, Fullerton. I teach public school, 4th grade as my primary occupation. My views on films and life are usually headstrong and often 'left of center' on movies and life, but I have respect for the other side. I married my high-desert princess (now my queen). We have 3 children.

2 thoughts on “There is a Season Turn …”

  1. At 60+, I no longer have a five year plan- not because I don’t think I’ll be around in five… I have just found three week plans and 30 day goals more useful? I think I liked the five-year plan… but for now- they are just dreams?

    1. I’m with you. Maybe if you’re a good planner all your life you get to eventually “retire” from plans. I don’t know, it is a nice dream. Grasping for things is the opposite of living in the moment but I’ve always believed without a plan, you’re dead in the water. Nice comment Roger, thank you.

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