I remember when it was popular to have X year plans. 1 year, 5 year, 10 year. “Where do you see yourself in the next 5-10 years?” was a popular question signifying very little. In theory it was meant to demonstrate foresight, goal planning and the ability to discipline one’s self to reach those goals. In reality it was mostly just a passphrase to the business bro culture of the time. If you could baffle them with your BS, you were in.
Which isn’t to say that planning and goals are a bad thing, far from it. The truth of it is, though, that 5 years of life is a very long time and so much often happens that seeing that far ahead is basically an exercise in imagination. The last two years has been a great example of repeatedly saying, “What the hell is going to happen next?!” Some of us had little glimpses, none of us saw the whole picture. Interesting times indeed.
The next 2 years will very likely make the last 6 seem pretty tame in comparison.