In last week’s blog post, I talked about the wretched “Sophomore Slump” and how we need to persevere through it and finish strong.
So….for this week’s post, I wanted to follow up with talking about GOALS!
The definition of a goal is: the object of a person’s ambition or effort, an aim or desired result.
I absolutely love that definition. I know I am nineteen and my blog should relate to people in college or other people my age, but, read that definition. Can it be applicable to literally everything? An aim or desired result. Those words see so powerful!
Now I’ll be honest with you. If you were to go my house and find my super-secret diary and read what I write, you would be shocked. It is nothing like what I write in my blog posts. My personal writing is raw and unedited, which is how I began to write. So with this blog sometimes it is hard for me to write positively or try to show a lesson to you when I have yet to master it myself. This blog and any future writing of mine are just one goal that I have for myself. When I started college I had no idea what I wanted, or at least I thought I didn’t know, but I did know that I wanted to write! I still want to write! Writing is the reason why I haven’t been sent to jail for strangling stupid people and the only way I can truly let myself go and express myself.
Goals drive our lives. They drive our days, our ideas, our passions. I love this definition because people throw around the word goals so nonchalantly when it is a life altering word. Writing is everything to me; much like my family.
I have a goal that one day later in life, I’ll be able to buy a house for both of my parents. My mom has always had a dream to own her own plant nursery, and retire doing that, in a warm and beachy place. I would love nothing more than to be able to help her with that goal. I’d like to buy my dad some huge pontoon boat and park it at a pretty lake house and hand him the keys to it. The same for my brother and sister and my grandparents too: anyone I can get my hands on, honestly. I have a goal to afford to be a hugely generous person (but I am biased for my family).
Last week, when I was referring to the sophomore slump, I was being completely honest. I’m not going to lie and tell you that I am just loving school and driving across town, spending beautiful days indoors because I have a job. But I have goals. Goals that I have placed on myself for my future. I’ve told you before that I absolutely refuse to live an ordinary life. I plan on being a nurse, raising kids and helping them with their college.
Now, let’s leave the earthly stuff and talk spiritually. Do you have spiritual goals? Mine, like you should already know if you’ve been reading my blog posts that I want to be ridiculously close to God. I want to instantly reach people because they don’t even see me, they just see a vessel. I want to speak to Him every day, worship him every day. I don’t want to have to set an alarm to read my Bible or make myself read my Bible; I want it to be the very first thing I look forward to do every day. I want to be close enough to God that the children I raise will want nothing more than to be close with him also.
All these goals that I have for myself and my life obviously can or will be altered in a heartbeat. And obviously, if it isn’t God’s will than it ain’t happening! But step back, what are your goals and where are they taking you?
Step back and check: what are your goals and where are they taking you?
Again, thank you guys for reading my blog posts every week and thank you even more for the people who read and share on their social media accounts (you know who you are). You guys are awesome, and make my pipe dream or goals 😉 possible! I love you guys and I’d love to know what you think!
Have a good week everybody!