Planning for the future? Don’t!

fridays with veronicaVeronica is my evil, Tarot reading twin and she’s one sick puppy. She abhors the idea of saving for retirement, thinks university is for suckers and goes braless to Jazzercise class. Good God, we are such opposites! But I love her so much…

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Anna K Tarot

Are you planning for the future?


It’s not good for you. Seriously. Leave that kind of stuff to people who are dead on the inside.

Possibly the stupidest question I’ve ever been asked is “where do you see yourself in five years?”

I’m still trying to think of the most offensive way to answer that one!

If you’ve ever found yourself worrying about RSPs, your health 20 years from now, dying alone, your career trajectory or pumping out spawn, take heart. You are not alone.

And this is the only thing that sets us apart from wild animals! Rwawar!

But don’t put a bunch of importance on your future.

Plan for it in the same way you might plan to make a little extra stir-fry for dinner tonight so you can have the leftovers for lunch tomorrow. Or how you might wax your crack before a hot date….just in case!

In other words, don’t make “planning for the future” your life’s work, but consider how it could make your life a bit easier.

Now tell me….what is your stupidest answer to the stupidest question: “where you do see yourself in five years?”

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10 Responses to Planning for the future? Don’t!

  1. Kathy says:

    Lol. Stuck at the wax your crack.

  2. Carrie says:

    In five years I will probably be trying to come up with another witty remark as to where I will be in another five years.

  3. Zetta says:

    It’s funny that I should read this right after I quit my job! My response to the “where do you see yourself in five years” question would be – Not here with you.

  4. Q: “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” A: “Dead.”<–Especially if you're terminally ill. *crickets*

    Guess this one didn't go over so well. :/ Also, I asked about the possibility of doing tarot readings and/or helping out at this monthly event, and it turns out that they have a couple of openings this Sunday due to last minute cancellations, sent me the vendor's agreement and… O.o That's a really short turn-around! I'm thinking of just planning for the next one, or maybe asking of setting up a table just for a few hours? I plan to go either way, but I'm not absolutely certain on this Sunday. I know I said "aspiring professional”, lol. #futureplans

    • Kate says:

      Oh good for you, Chani – that will be a big step! Let me know how it goes 🙂
      I like your response, too – I think you’ll definitely be able to use that one when your in your 90’s!

  5. jia says:

    In 5 years….hmmm….I will be 25. Surely 😀

  6. simplysharon says:

    my crystal ball has a haze on it. check back later.

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