Over the Horizon

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I watched an interview with Tony Hsieh, the CEO of Zappos.

Tony Hsieh on Zappos’ Unique Company Culture

I find a lot of stuff that Zappos is doing in their business culture fascinating, so it was an interesting view.  I’m not so sure about the whole “valley girl” show concept and the host, but whatever… she did ask a question that made me think. She asked Tony where he saw Zappos in 15 years, because “5-10 is easily imaginable”.

I do not find 5-10 years easily imaginable. A part of me wants to say that if my life mirrors the one I have right now in 5-10 years, I don’t want that life… it’s kind of boring. Sitting in my home office, day-in/day-out working on a job where I rarely see other people and feel like I’m kind of stifled… well, that sounds like misery.

But then again, considering that I’m pregnant right now, life most definitely won’t be the same as it is now.

What do I want from life in 5-10 years? Another thing I can’t answer… I know what I don’t want. I don’t want to be stressed every day over my husband’s well-being and if his job stress is shortening his lifespan. I don’t want to have a self-imposed feeling that I have to be chained to my desk/email/IM out of worry that if I’m too “out of sight, out of mind” my job will be in jeopardy. I don’t want to be pregnant. I don’t want to drive a minivan.

I wrote a life-list a while ago… I should revisit that and migrate it over to this site so I’m actually working toward items on it. What I do know is that in 5-10 years I want my family and me to be happy and healthy.

What do you want from your life in 5-10 (or even 15) years?

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One comment

  1. My life has changed every couple of years for the past 17 years, since my husband is in the Navy. I don’t know if we’ll still be in the Navy in 5-10 years or not! I’m pretty happy with my life as it is, though. Except I don’t want a toddler in 5-10 years. 🙂

    Also, I have to say that even though I resisted driving a minivan for a long time, I LOVE mine. It’s great for carpooling places with friends, and when we move it’s nice to have the extra room on the road.

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