With my birthday a month away, I’ve been thinking about how my life as gone so far. Think about the experiences I’ve had, good and bad. The achievements, and mistakes. Moments that I would love relive or redo.
Though my life could be so much worse than it its, I’m still not at a point where I’m content with where I am or where I’ve been. So in light of that I’ve decided to make a list of goals I would like to achieve within the next five years. Some are life long dreams, some are necessary for health and happiness. Let’s get to it.
1. Travel Outside the U.S.
I’ve always wanted to travel. See different things, experience different people, different cultures. When I was going to college, the school was planning their yearly trip with EF Tours. That year they were going to Italy. Two weeks traveling across Italy and earning college credit? Sign me up! Unfortunately money, and some other things, prevented me from going.
For my 21th birthday, I had planned to go on a volunteer trip to Costa Rica. Unfortunately, once again, money and other things prevented me from going .
Within the next few years I would like to finally get the experience of a lifetime, and travel somewhere new.
2. Build/Buy My Own House
I’ve moved so much in my life. I even had my own house with my boyfriend just a little over a year ago, but the guy we were buying from screwed us, and we had to walk away. But for a few months, I have a feeling of belonging.
I want to be able to move one last time, and be able to stay in one place for as long as I want. I don’t want to worry about getting evicted or people selling my home out from under me. I want security in a place that I’ve rarely ever felt.
3. Go Back to School
A lot of different circumstances factored into me flunking out of college.
Part was me, part was taking care of my mother before and after her aneurysm surgery, part work, part my boyfriend, part moving around. No one thing is entirely at fault for this. Though all together it made a big mess.
I would like to go back to community college, and eventually get my MBA like the plan all along, though the MBA might not be within the 5 years, but I want to be on my make towards that.
4. Find a Job/Career that I Enjoy
It’s no secret; I hate what I do. At first, it was just a means to an end, something to give me some experience. But I cannot stand my job. Maybe if things were being done differently, it might be different, but I’m tired of trying to argue to the brick walls that are upper management. I hope in the next few years, I will have a job that I don’t dread going to everyday. Something that doesn’t have me stressed out to the max. Something I will enjoy doing ,and that I want to do.
5. Be Healthier
- Go to Doctor
I have multiple health issues that I need to go to the doctor and address. Part of it is that after it took them five years before doctors believed me about something being wrong with my stomach.
I started getting sick when I was 12. Went to doctor after doctor for about 6 months, trying to get someone to listen. Pretty much they all thought I was lying. Even had my first and only pregnancy test done because it was more logical that I was a whore than for me to be telling the truth. (I’ve been with one guy, and we didn’t start dating until I was 17!) I can still remember those nurses giving me a dirty look when I was being taken for some more tests after that one. After the last doctor gave me some antacids that made me throw up and he wouldn’t listen when I told him I stopped going, and just put up with progressively getting more sick.
By the time I was a junior in high school, I was getting sent home almost everyday. It was then that my mother started dragging me to doctors again, forcing them to listen and do something. After so many tests being ran and finding nothing, one doctor decided to take my gallbladder out as a guess. Turns out it was infected, and was stuck to my liver and my lung. The surgeon told my mother that if they had not taken it out, that I would of had the next few months, maybe even weeks to live it was so bad. I could have died! But noooooooo, I had to be knocked up. That’s the only logical thing. Long story short; doctors are a pain in the ass and don’t listen.
The other issue is that a lot of the problems that I’m having are issues that my mother has either gone through or going through. She’s on 12 different medications right now, and that’s a downgrade from what she was taking. I guess I’m fearful of going and having them find something seriously wrong.
I know I just need to get over myself and go and get it over with.
- Lose Weight
I will never be a size 0, nor do I ever want to be. Though I do need to lose weight for my health. No one believes me when I say how much I weigh, but I am that much. Though it’s not so much I want to see a different number on the scale as it is I want to lose a few sizes, and maintain it. I think I would be just fine at 11/12, with 9/10 being the smallest I think I would look good at. Who knows? The main thing is I want to be healthy and fit.
- Be Happier
I’m not the happiest person is the world. I let a lot of things from the past, present, and future get me down when I shouldn’t. I want to get to a point were I can look in the mirror and not be ashamed or bummed out at what I see. I don’t want to lead a miserable life. Some things that I can do in the physical can help, but there are things I need to do in the mental and spiritual also.
I want to be able to look back in five years and see how far I have come, and look to the future with hope and a smile.
So those are my goals for the next five years. Do you have any for yourself planned out with or without a time frame? Let me know Below!
Until next time-