Friday, October 5, 2012

Goals Week!

Happy Almost Friday!

It's here! It's here! And I hope you're enjoying it. 

So I spent the week thinking of realistic goals that I can accomplish in the near future. In case you missed any, here's an overview:

Goal #1: Cross off at least 2 states by the time I turn 24 (in June).
Goal #2: Finish reading the entire Bible by the end of the year.
Goal #3: Stay pescatarian through the holidays.
Goal #4: Read 30 books in 2012. 

So why are goals important? I mean, I'm sure we all have our unique answers. For me, it's important that I am constantly working to improve myself. I feel like God has given me this one life, and it's my job to be the best person that I can be. 

And maybe traveling and reading and not eating meat don't necessarily make me a better person. Maybe none of those things allow me to give back, or make a difference in other people's lives. 

But they do make me happier.

Which brings me to 

Goal #5: Be positive. And help others to do the same.

Earlier in the week, I mentioned how I really don't know what I want to do with my life. 

But what I do know, is that I want to find a way to make people happy. Make them feel good about themselves, inside and out. Lift them up when they need it. 

I want the people in my life to know that I love them. I want them to know that I mean it when I say that I will always be there for them. 

And maybe this whole "Be positive!" goal and "I want to make people happy" business sounds cheesy and like it jumped straight out of a self help book. 

But it's true. And that's what's in my heart. And I don't know what my dream career is, or what I want my legacy to look like, but I do know that for every day that I'm blessed to be on this Earth, I want to spend it bringing the people around me up. 

I want to take this one life, and make it count. 


Elissa said...

I know we are talking, yay gchat lol, and I told you how much I love this post! but I really do!

the last line made me think of the yolo phenomenon and how it should really be you live only once. Instead of saying yolo to anything. really thinking about the fact we live only once. and so we ought to make it count!

Kate Sparkles said...

Actually I think reading and traveling do make you a better person, no just because skin things we enjoy make us happier, more positive and therefore productive people but I truly believe they have their benefits. The more you travel the more of the world you see, the more people you meet and become more aware, tolerant and compassionate of the people around you. Seriously realizing we are more alike than different can only help us.
And the same goes for reading, as well as the while broadening the mind, opening us up to new ideas etc which actually applies to traveling too!

Also, I've loved reading about your goals! Can't wait to see how you go with them. said...

Newest follower here! Great post, I can't wait to read more.

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Such great goals, sweet girl! You will rock all of these! I love that you are wanting to be so intentional about bring up those around you. :)