In 5 years time…

October 7, 2017

Around this time last year, I wrote a post on my goals for the month. I had aimed to make it a regular thing to update them and make new ones. It never happened. I never went back to that post. Which is a shame really. It doesn’t mean I’ve not been sticking to my goals, I just don’t write them on here.
To keep me organised, I have a notebook (so many notebooks) that I write my new goals at the start of each month. They include what posts I want to write, how many posts I want to produce, any other blogging jobs like general tidying and maintenance, list of things posts I want to share, seasonal posts to dust off etc and then as I tick them off, I feel like I’m getting somewhere, even if it’s glaringly obvious.

Amy from ‘The Smallest of Things‘ has tagged me in a ‘five years time’ post so I’ve had a think about where I want to be in 5 years time for various aspects of my life. So where exactly do I want to be in 5 years time? Well…


I absolutely want MessyBlog to succeed and be my main source of income. I don’t want to work for other people, I want to work for me. I want to reap the rewards of my own hard work, not work hard for someone else’s benefit. My blog is a labour of love, and while I don’t currently make a living from it, I hope that someday, very soon, it starts to repay me for the love and dedication I’ve given it.
In five years time, I would have liked to have attended a few blogging conferences, landed a collaboration with the big fish I have my eye on and be able to provide some awesome opportunities for my family.


We aren’t planning on having any more babies. In fact, Liam had the snip 2 months ago now (I’m hoping he will write a guest post on it for me) so babies are off the table but we will have a 9 year old, a 6 year old and a 5 year old so I’m very much looking forward to having some wonderful conversations with them. All three of them will be in school and hopefully will have made some lovely friends. There will be no more nappies, no more sippy cups and no more breastfeeding. Don’t get me wrong, I love being able to feed my girls but it will be nice to finally be able to wear nice bras again and have my body back. I feel like I’ve been a combination of pregnant, breastfeeding or both forever!!


Liam and I have never really been sensible with money but we are finally on our way to clearing through some stupid debts we racked up.  We have a plan that we are on track with and should be debt free in just over 3 years. Completely.
After that, we will put some money aside for each of the kids, I will learn to drive and then we will save a deposit for a mortgage. Which brings me to…


I’m hoping in five years time to be in our own home. Our forever home, with a bedroom each for the kids, a decent garden with space to play and room for chickens. We’ll have a driveway, a workshop/garage for Liam, a playroom for the kids with lots of bright, vibrant colours and a table for doing homework at and a desk space for me to write this blog at. And that is where we’ll be. Happily ever after.

As I mentioned, I was tagged by Amy, So I am tagging three other bloggers: Rachel, Becki and Laura.


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  • Reply Sarah October 17, 2017 at 10:24 am

    They all sound like great (and achievable) goals – I hope you manage them 🙂

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby October 18, 2017 at 9:44 am

      Thank you 🙂

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