It is no secret that planning for your future can be a little tough. It involves things like “laying the groundwork” and “thinking ahead,” which are basically just code words for going to school, working hard, and doing a lot of tough, tedious work that is important to do and will pay off later (in theory) but, at the time, really just feels like a big ol’ thorn in your side. All of this–school, working, being a productive member of society–are objectively important and probably also necessary your overall well-being. These are the types of things that help dictate where you’ll be years from now.
At the same time, however, it is a lot more fun to imagine an ideal, not-so-far-off future–say, five or ten years away–in which you have somehow already accomplished all that you need to throughout the course of your life and just sort of, like, exist. Probably with a pet dog. Or ten. Because who needs real responsibilities and jobs and bills and marriage and all of that when your future could involve you and a cute animal, you know? If this sounds like you (and, honestly, who can’t relate to the simple, human desire of having all of one’s need met without having to do any work at all?), check out these memes that perfectly explain exactly what you’ll be up to in the next ten years:
1. Cooking for your child:
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" pic.twitter.com/vGXMFkHxVi
— *sarcastic emoji* (@ThinkSarcasm) November 28, 2016
2. Having a chill night with your best friend:
3. Surrounding yourself with like-minded people:
"where do you see yourself in 10 years?" pic.twitter.com/ty4GH2oUCD
— inês (@crossed_keys) November 28, 2016
4. Taking your children to preschool:
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" pic.twitter.com/x2ZgErz8ha
— chill ? (@reIaxingIy) November 26, 2016
5. Bringing honor to your house:
6. Enjoying your faculty position at an esteemed university:
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"
— Female Pains (@FemalePains) November 18, 2016
7. Becoming a revolutionary presence in the street fashion community:
People: where do you see yourself in 5 years?
— Menzi Ngcobo (@MrMenziN) November 17, 2016
8. Continuing to enjoy your favorite hobby:
9. Making a trade with some highly-classifed items:
Parents: Where do you see yourself in five years Kaydn
Me: Oh jeez I don't know
*in my head* pic.twitter.com/gy9EfGZJNq
— W. Kaydn Roberts (@dadliestdad2) November 18, 2016
10. Living in a house full of things that actually matter:
11. Doing the Lord’s work:
INTERVIEWER: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
ME: Catfishing retired moms who voted for Trump.
— Monstrosity (@MatthewKBegbie) November 18, 2016
12. Living out your ultimate truth:
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" pic.twitter.com/lhtppnQxDB
— Typical Girl (@femaIes) November 16, 2016
13. Never really getting over that one thing that’s been bothering you:
14. Just being yourself:
15. Forcing your grandchildren to photograph your opulent existence:
"Where do you see yourself in 40 years?"me: pic.twitter.com/viMKr295zd
— Awe Couples (@awecoupIes) November 25, 2016
What do you think of this meme? Do you think it describes your life? Let us know in the comments!