Friday Five : In 5 years time

Good morning Friday ! I am linking up with Courtney at Eat Pray Run, Cynthia at You Signed Up for What, Mar at Mar on the Run for the Friday Five. They had a fun theme this week : what I will be doing in 5 years.

It made me think about my life, my choices, where I am and where I want to be. Very thought provoking !



My list is pretty basic, but that is also because I love my life and am at the stage where things probably won’t change too much.

1. Installing my kids in their respective colleges / universities. If my kids go to school in Paris, they will still be living at home as most college students do. If they choose to go elsewhere, I will be buying things for their dorm. Scary to think that in 2 years time my oldest could be moving out.



2. Living in Paris. I love it here. Unless both of my kids are in the US, then I would consider moving back.

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3. Working with the same company. I love my job and my company gives me lots of opportunities to grow professionally, personally, and to travel. What more could I ask for ?


4. Enjoying life as an empty nester. It scares me but at the same time my husband and I have lots of activities.



5. Travelling. There is so much to see and do around the world. On our list is Japan, Rome, the West Coast of the US, NY, and some place tropical !


In short, living life to the fullest.


What will you be doing in 5 years ? where would you like to travel to ?

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Comments: 13

  1. Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy August 21, 2015 at 11:23 am Reply

    It seems we all have wanderlust! The west coast is awesome! And NY is a great place to visit – so much more than NYC, btw. I don’t particularly enjoy living here, but we plan to retire somewhere else.

    Sounds like you’re happy with your life!
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    • Karen - French Inspiration August 21, 2015 at 1:22 pm Reply

      Yes, I am very happy with the life I have chosen ! 🙂

  2. Alanna @ Madeleines & Marathons August 21, 2015 at 1:29 pm Reply

    I love traveling! I hope to make it back to Paris one day. That trip was one of the best experiences of my life.

    • Karen - French Inspiration August 21, 2015 at 10:16 pm Reply

      Glad you had a great experience. Paris is wonderful.

  3. Kelli August 21, 2015 at 1:39 pm Reply

    I love your list. Traveling is always so exciting – so many possibilities. I have never been to Japan (aside from a connection in the airport), I bet there are many amazing things to see there.
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    • Karen - French Inspiration August 21, 2015 at 10:17 pm Reply

      We love the food and culture. One day!

  4. Meranda@Fairytalesandfitness August 21, 2015 at 6:06 pm Reply

    To be honest, i’ve traveled so much during the last 10 years or so that the next few years I want to stay around home and spend more time with my family!

  5. Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner August 21, 2015 at 7:39 pm Reply

    ah we do have lots in common don’t we?!
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    • Karen - French Inspiration August 21, 2015 at 10:19 pm Reply


  6. Mar @ Mar on the Run August 22, 2015 at 4:44 pm Reply

    love this!! you are living such an amazing life already!
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    • Karen - French Inspiration August 22, 2015 at 8:27 pm Reply

      Thank you !

  7. HoHo Runs August 24, 2015 at 2:29 am Reply

    We’ll be empty nesters and I hope we can do more traveling! I also hope I’m fit enough to still do the activities I love most…waterskiing and running.
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    • Karen - French Inspiration August 24, 2015 at 7:20 am Reply

      I haven’t been water skiing in ages though I love the lake and being on a boat… when I am in Maine ! With your fitness level I am sure you will be able to keep up both activities a very long time. You are very inspirational !

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