Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Some "Loftier" Goals...

So recently I was informed that my previous post (about the ten things I want to do in the next ten years) was too easy. Though I do think that some of those things will take longer than others to accomplish (like going to Ireland), I realize that most of the goals I listed for myself I could probably accomplish by Christmas.

That being said, I have decided to set out some loftier goals for myself. Ones that are going to be harder to accomplish, and therefore, more rewarding. Goals that might really take me 10 years to achieve. However, I am keeping some of the ones from the previous post.

10. Go on a long term mission trip. I still really want to see this one materialize. I know it will come down to God's timing and His plan for me more than my own desires, but I really think it would be awesome to live in another country and just serve Him. Having my main concern be furthering the gospel as opposed to the worldly things that so often cloud my vision in the U.S.. That being said, I know that God's timing is far better than mine, so if He does not have this in store for me in the next ten years, I just pray He gives me the opportunity eventually.

9. Go to Ireland. I'm not giving up on this one.

8. Learn to speak another language and be able to use it from time to time. I kind of want to learn sign language. I feel like I would be better at that than Spanish or French or something. I have a hard enough time speaking proper English so this is definitely one of the "loftier" goals.

7. Get a dog. Though this may seem easily attainable, it is something I won't do until I have my own home. So I guess this one might as well be: get married, buy a home, then get a dog. That's the order I want them to go in. ha.

6. Read the entire Bible from start to finish. Not one of my loftier ones, just one I haven't sat down and actually done.

5. Go scuba diving.

4. Go to a Spur's game and sit courtside (or directly behind the players). I can't even begin to explain the kind of joy this would bring me. It is something I've always wanted to do and never thought possible.

3. Be able to do "the splits".

2. Take a tour of The Holy Land. This is something I've always wanted to do with my hubby, but it's also one of those things that I think won't happen until I'm much older...

1. Become more domestic. I'm not talking about cooking macaroni and cheese and tidying up the house... I want to be the next Sterle Coker. I doubt I'll ever achieve her level of awesomeness in this arena but I'd sure like to give it a shot. I'd like to be able to cook the best meals, maintain a clean home and be able to sew. I'll ask Sterle to take me under her wing and show me her ways...


Marie said...

maintain a clean home... that is a lofty goal! ;) ha. jk... kinda.

Andrew said...

So I was thinking about what I'll do when I grow up. I know that I want to teach, and I'll probably do that at some point, but I'm also considering journalism. If I was to be a journalist, one of my goals there is to be an independent foreign correspondent (I became interested in this after reading Thomas Friedman's From Beirut to Jerusalem, and decided on it after reading O'Rourke's Holidays in Hell.) As to where I would go, my thoughts are Russia or Israel. So assuming I do this and I go with Israel rather than Russia, you are more than welcome to stay with me overnight in Tel-Aviv. I'll even show you where the good food is.

Danielle said...

marie- you would be proud of me if you saw my dorm room!i'm keeping it pretty clean...granted it's a 10by 12 box

andrew-YESSS! let's do it.

Ian said...

chapel today was all about the study abroad/mission programs they have here at Ouachita. One of them is a summer program where you take the Life of Christ class in the Spring and then go on a trip to places where he preached and what not during the summer. It seemed really tight and i think i'm going to do it eventually.

I hope Bruno/Brutus/whatever he's named never reads this post. I would hate for him to feel neglected.