My lists of dreams and goals used to be distinctly different. I have always been a HUGE list maker. I like to write things down (on paper) and cross them off as they are completed. I get an overwhelming amount of satisfaction from throwing away a list after I’ve crossed everything off. Nerd much? Yeah, I know. It’s alright though, I embrace my nerdiness.
Early in my life my dream list read: Get to Oz,
Preferably, in Glinda’s bubble.
Become a famous actress or singer; doesn’t really matter as long as I get to wear a ball gown or a tutu.
My list of goals were a little different. Goal #1: Do not eat liver for dinner, like EVER. Goal #2: Wear my sister’s stuff without getting caught, and #3: Make it through Jr. High without being sent to a convent.
I was a little rough around the edges as a teenager. Don’t judge.
As I matured so did my dreams. I dreamt of a big-boffin’, beautiful wedding marrying the man I loved, to become a famous author, to be the most sought after interior designer on the planet, and live in a mansion where I could invite everyone I knew (and even those I didn’t)for the holidays, birthdays, and PARTIES! Woo-hoo, par-tay! I’m half Irish, and a party is just another another opportunity to wear a tutu-ish dress in my book. 🙂
The goals at this time in my life were to finish college, buy a house, and marry the man I loved. At this point in life one of my dreams and goals had merged. I thought, hmmm, maybe they’re not so different after all. Maybe dreams are not the unattainable but the spark that creates a goal. Now I realize that my dreams are the catalyst for my goals. So, as I’m heading into 2014 I’m seeing that mu list of dreams and goals are the same.
-Get an amazing agent who is right for me
-Blog my ass off
-Sell 1st YA novel, SUNRISE
-Sell 2nd YA novel, DARKNESS
-Make enough money writing so I don’t have to do anything else. If I become instantly, J.K. Rowling famous, and make oodles of money instead of just enough, so be it!
-Be a better human being . . . this includes not flipping people off on the road *hangs head down in shame*
-Drop the “F” bomb LESS (you hear that little drunken sailor that lives in my mouth!) *hangs head in shame again*
-Spread peace where ever I go, like pixie dust
-Finish our house construction. . . for the love of God and all that’s holy!!
-Be on the Red Carpet wearing an outrageously-puffy-oh-my-God-did-you-see-that-dress, award winning writer. Okay, so this might be on my 2015 list. . . but it starts as a dream!
Off I go into another year.
I’ll face 2014 without any fear.
I’ll write my list, check it twice,
cross it off, it’ll be so nice.
Out on a ledge,
toes over the edge.
Out of my comfort zone,
ready to have my mind blown!
One by one, I’ll get it done,
with perseverance, tenacity, and a bulldog mentality.
Ho Ho Ho Christmas celebrators
What does your 2014 list look like?