Unrealistic Goals

For some reason, of all the blogging things I do, coming up with a title is the hardest. I guess there could be worse things…

Lately, well this summer – since I don’t have a real job – I’ve been thinking a lot about where I want my “career” to go. I have an accounting degree. I work as a para. I haven’t really thought of any long term goals. I don’t know what I want to be doing in five years or ten years.

I do know that at the end of the day Mike and I want to have children (I know – I’m shocking the world) and I want to stay home with those precious children.

So I guess I have one goal – be a stay at home mom.

I had a professor scare me into making goals once. We had an entire lecture by a guest speaker on the fate of people who don’t make goals – live with parents, no job, no money, no life, fat, and unhappy. So I made goals. Please note this was during my freshman year of college. I was naive and terrified of becoming fat and unhappy.

1. CPA by the time I’m 24

2. Working for the big5

3. Marriage after getting the CPA

I’m not even going to continue. I’ll be 24 in December and I have already busted all 3 of my top goals. I don’t want to get my CPA. Not a single bone in my entire body wants to work for the big5. I’m already married…

Those goals were not realistic. And now they are hilarious because those that know me would have laughed in my face back then – I’m sure all of you are laughing now.

I love learning so I was pretty good at school. I probably could have picked another major and done well and learned a lot. Accounting happened to be something I am really good at and it was easy for my to pick up. Now that I have my own finances to manage I am grateful I chose accounting. I use my degree everyday even though I’m not an accountant and I love that. Thank goodness for graduation though, I was so ready to be done.

IMG_0798 IMG_0802 IMG_0804Anyways, this post isn’t supposed to be about graduation. It’s supposed to be about my desire to make realistic goals.

I have some goals in my head. They are beginning to form the more I think about where I want to be in 5 years, 10 years, 15 years. Some including the blog, my degree, my love for kids, my love for crafts, my love for photography. What I’m struggling with now is how to take steps in my life to get me moving towards those goals.

The second biggest goal in my head (besides being a stay at home mom) is the blog. The blog involves buying a domain, getting a host, getting more followers, finding inspiration. I know I want to expand these thoughts on here someday. I want to explain where my inspiration comes from – how this idea came about – why I want to make the blog a serious past time and be open with you on where I want the blog to go. It could be months or years before I really venture down this path, but it feels so good to finally have something – almost – tangible that I love. Another goal that I can strive for. Something a little more realistic than a CPA and a career driven life for this craft loving girl.

This blog holds so many memories of the first year of Mike and I’s marriage and it is a safe place for me to go when I need some “me” time. I’m excited to explore this new hobby more and more each year.

Thanks for reading. Thanks for supporting Mike and I. Thanks for being patient with me as I ramble off the many thoughts in my head and call it a “post” about goals.

Do you have goals? Goals you’ve never shared with anyone? Unrealistic goals you made 5 years ago that make you laugh now?
I hope this found you well and I hope you’re not as confused as me when it comes to setting goals.
Happy Monday!
The Jaderstons

Love, The Jaderstons