Carpe Diem: My Goals

When I graduated high school my very cool Aunt Heather gave me a Carpe Diem journal. In that journal I wrote down little goals and big ones alike. Six years later, I have reached some of those goals, but I still have a long way to go and more goals to add.

Unfortunately over the years I have realized that I have let my fears, anxiety, and depression prevent me from reaching a lot of my goals. This year I decided that I’m done with that! If I want to have an overall happy life and be pleased with the progress that I have made I can do it– but I have to fight for it!

While this blog may seem silly to some, it has provided me with a way to keep track of my progress, share the talents I am developing, and keep myself accountable. Below are a few lists of things that I have always wanted to do. Some of them have been done and others are on the way! HERE’S TO SEIZING THE DAY!

Big life goals:

  • Learn Spanish
  • Serve a mission
  • Get married in the temple to the love of my life (7/28/18)
  • Graduate college (6/18/19!)
  • Get my master’s degree
  • Have a career that is fulfilling
  • Buy my own car
  • Have a baby
  • Buy a house
  • Be confident in my body & treat it like a gift!

Talents to develop/Hobbies/Little life goals:

  • Learn to ride a bike (I should probably re-learn this)
  • Drive on the freeway
  • Learn to ride a skateboard
  • Watercolor: Lion, Oregon, Monterey, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Tonga, Spain
  • Become really good at nail art
  • Cross-stitch
  • Embroidery
  • Learn to make macaroons
  • Watch a whole season of 24 in 24 hours
  • Whole 30
  • Plant a garden: succulents
  • Sell a piece of artwork
  • Take a cooking class

Travel to:

  • Oahu, Hawaii
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • North Carolina
  • New York City
  • Spain
  • Mexico
  • Puerto Rico
  • New Zealand
  • Tonga
  • Italy
  • Greece
  • Costa Rica

Please feel free to ask me how some are coming along, give me advice, share your goals, and give me more ideas!