The brain is a magnificent organism; whether you know it or not, it has goals that it wants to reach. It endlessly makes up new things that it wants to do. And we, somehow, find ourselves longing to fulfill these desires. You, Barbara from work, and I all have these short-term and long-term goals set in our brains, and we work our entire lives checking each off from the mental Bucket List in our heads. I, for one, am excited to share my most desired goals with you right now (in no particular order).
Lord, please get me through another couple years of schooling. I need to get back to the grind, so I can get myself a great job. I don’t want to be a janitor or doing what I’m doing now for the rest of my life. I’d literally bore myself to death, if I did. I really want to get back into school within the next year, and somehow find a way to make money at the same time. Because somebody got to pay these bills.
Have a career I love
As of now, I have a job; one that helps me pay my bills and get through my days. But I don’t have a career. I have to finish school first, but I don’t want to live my life having jobs that I don’t enjoy. I have to do this for the next fifty years of my life, so I’d like to not throw it into something I have to do in order to pay my bills. I’m not the kind of girl who tries to find herself a sugar daddy to support her; I like the idea of being able to take care of myself. And if I can do that with a job that I enjoy going to every day…that would be ideal.
Have children of my own
I’m not a robot; I do want to have my own kids someday. I remember being in middle school, and thinking that by 25 I’d be married, and by 30, my husband and I would have four children, and everything would be perfect. Take a moment to laugh with me, because there’s no way in Hell that’s happening. I do want a lot of kids, but if I’m going to be single for the rest of my life, I’m going to have to break that number down a bit. To, like, two. Because I’m dead set against the idea of having an only child.
Fall in love
What a cheesy thing of me to say, but yeah, I guess I’d like to fall in love at some point in my life. I’ve been told that my outlook on life and relationships, as well as my personal goals and desires, are going to change when that happens, but I disagree. I want to be able to do the things I already love and look forward to trying, and it wouldn’t hurt to have a teammate to do those things with. I wouldn’t mind having someone to challenge me, cheer me on, and join in on the festivities.
I’ve said how I want to travel so many times before, but I can hear Europe calling my name. I know it sounds cheesy, but I feel like I need to get there at some point (hopefully sooner rather than later). I want to check out the homelands of my ancestors, but I also just have a really bad case of wanderlust. And if you really think about it, I could totally hit two birds with one stone, and see the Northern Lights from Scandinavia…
See the Aurora Borealis
This has literally been my wildest dream for as long as I can remember; the Northern Lights has interested me for a very long time. One day, hopefully not too far into the future, I will finally be able to see the natural phenomenon in person.
I’m not necessarily asking to weigh a specific amount of pounds or look a certain way, but I would like to not have to constantly worry about my body. There’s no shame in that.
Pay off all of my student debt
Let’s face it, who doesn’t want that big number hanging above their heads to go away? I know for a fact that as long as it’s there, I’m going to feel like I can’t really do anything with my life financially, so I’m really looking forward to the day all that weight is off my shoulders.
Get a book published
I really want to see my name on the cover of a book. This little dream of mine has been sitting in the back of my mind for years, and I think that I should probably start that up again. I used to write fictional YA stories all the time as a teenager, and life kind of swooped in and shook me up, so I haven’t done any of that kind of writing in years. It would be so rad if I get to live out this fantasy of mine, though.
Build a house from scratch
I had a whole post about my dream home, and that was where I first mentioned that I really want the opportunity to design my own home. It’s a pretty far stretch, but I would love to live it out. And if I can’t design my own, can someone give me the chance to design theirs? That’d be great.
Prompt: List ten long-term goals.