A few months ago, my mom sent me an email about HUGE goals. She was listening to a seminar that suggested coming up with your life goals – what you really want to do with your life, even if it seems almost impossible – and setting three-year goals based on that. Otherwise, you set year-long goals which aren’t as meaningful because they are too short and don’t have a long enough view.
My mom said as she worked through what her HUGE life goals were, she came up with a few guideposts to help her decide what she really wanted to do with her life:
- What you want to become
- What you want to do
- What you want to achieve
- Places you want to visit/live
- Things you want to have
- People you want to meet
I’ve thought about this a lot in the last few months, since then, wondering what I really want from my life. Here are a few things that I’ve come up with:
I have no aspirations to write a novel, but I’d really like to write professional book reviews or articles for publications like The Horn Book Magazine or School Library Journal.
I want to serve on a Printz or Newbery or Caldecott award committee.
I want to live abroad for at least a year.
It’s been really interesting to think about what I want to do with my life in the long-term. I’m excited to keep working on my list and working toward achieving those things.
What about you? If the sky was the limit, what would your HUGE life-long goals be?