I found this interesting blog recently about goals being a vital part of life.
I’ve always been goal oriented but unrealistically so when I was younger. I used to jot down literal wishes versus actual tasks.
Recently, I decided to save most of these “wish lists” into old show boxes ,as a way to look back and laugh at myself when I reach 50.
Although the lettering and actual wishes are fading due to age– amidst fringed photos and other school memorabilia,–I wish reality shook me at a younger age to make more concrete goals instead of fantasies.
In my last years of college, I did learn the importance of making realistic goals and about exacting them in the future.
I tend to make effective to-do lists in my ” Rock & Roll” notebook, which I carry with me at all times, so I can read them to myself consistently.
I may be an adult but I still remember my ridiculous fantasies from when I was naive, young, and unaware . Here are a few of them:
- Meet Fred Savage from ” The Wonder Years” and tell him that I hearted him as a young girl
- Live in a mansion and own three tigers to protect me from shady people
- Invent a bacon cook book
- Find some way of being a princess and have legit documentation to prove it
- Be a tabloid Journalist ( I know better now, you can make so many enemies in that profession)
- Be 5’11 ( Oh, darn my genes, I missed that wish by 10 inches, )
- Find a way of walking into people’s dreams like Isabel Evans from “Roswell”
- Do back-flips ( yikes, never again)
- Skateboard like a pro ( I scraped my knees a lot trying to accomplish that)
- Be a Soap Opera star on ” Days of our Lives”
- Travel across the United States as a professional “groupie” for the band ” Travis”
- Be a super hero
- Sew a dress ( I had the sewing machine, but I forgot about it after a day)
- Develop a British accent
- Be psychic?!?
- Train my parakeets to speak ( they weren’t too bright, one of them would fly flat into a mirror on a daily basis and limp back to his corner like a chump)
- Find the meaning of life
- Be world famous
- Write a book that would land me on the ” New York Times” best sellers list
- And finally, have a movie-oriented life as an adult ( um, maybe it’s a good thing that didn’t happen.. I hope that doesn’t happen)