LYPBB Challenge Day 19: Write Down Your Goals

Did everyone have fun with their kids yesterday? I definitely did! The littlest one decided to have an attitude all afternoon, but we were still able to have a good time. My older son loves to play on the computer at the library and chose all of his favorite books.

Today’s LYPBB challenge is to write down your goals. After having kids, I found myself a little lost. There was still so many things I wanted to do, but I just wasn’t sure how to do this. When my eldest was about two, and I finally felt like I had a handle on motherhood, I started to write my bucket list. As I wrote items down, I also crossed a few off. One of the things I really wanted to do was become a model. I am fairly tall and always used to hear, “Omg, you’re so tall–you should be a model!” I had many other goals, but this was a big one. I used to watch America’s Next Top Model obsessively.

So, I set out to become a model. I did a few photo shoots, for free, just to practice, and guess what? Modeling is so not for me! The only reason the idea was thrown into my head was because so many people had put it there. I was not a natural in front of the camera, I hated the stupid poses and was so focused on my looks all the time, it was unnatural. However, I am glad I gave it a shot! If I had never tried, I would have never known and probably always wondered. Also, walking on a catwalk sounds like an absolute nightmare. Some people love modeling, and I hope those who do can pursue this; it is just not my thing.

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Here is one of my modeling pics. Why am I so angry, and what the crap is happening with my arm?

After I realized modeling was not my thing, I started to redefine my goals. In doing so, I realized I wanted more children. I also knew I wanted to start a helpful website for Moms. I actually had this idea before children but did not know how to do it. As a nanny, while the kids would sleep I would write down all these website ideas. Unfortunately, I lost that book, and it took me EIGHT YEARS to start, but I am finally here!

I have not made this site exactly as I would like, but it is a work in progress and every day I find new things I would like to try. I am going to write my current list of goals, and I challenge you to do the same. When we write down our goals, it makes them more realistic, and I know sharing my goals with all of you will help keep me on track as well. I have divided my goals into immediate and those that are more long term (see below). I will keep you all updated as I go.

Happy goal writing!

My Goals

Immediate:

  • Continue to post and promote my blog, eventually monetize.
  • Try freelance writing.
  • Write an e-book.
  • Pay off all credit cards.
  • Teach “E” to read even more.
  • Make blankets for foster children.
  • Try creating t-shirts and bumper stickers to sell.

Over the next five years:

  • Pay off student loans.
  • Buy house.
  • Finish my novel.
  • Maintain blog and provide a place for others to write in and respond to questions.

{Wondering what the LYPBB Challenge is all about? Start here!}

 

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4 comments

  1. I’m hoping to payoff student loans and buy a house in the future too. I love this idea of writing goals. I definitely feel/felt lost about what I wanted after becoming a mother. I think that’s awesome you want to make blankets for foster kids too!

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    • Thank you!! Yeah I think it can be rough with babies those first couple years you’re so busy trying to figure them out alone time is nonexistent then when it does happen it’s almost like you’re lost. I love your goals!! Let me know how they go!

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