I’ve seen a few people doing posts about their life goals, and I thought I’d share mine with you as well. Although I quite often think about what I’d like to accomplish in the near future, I barely ever constructively consider what I would like to do with my entire life. So I’ve thought this over for a bit, and I’d like to present my five life goals.
1. Become a published author
This is my most obvious and most base desire – since I could read, I’ve wanted to become an author. When I was eight, I was allowed to use my free time at school to write a story about a witch. Now, I know that story was probably pretty shitty and it’s not like in the meantime I’ve written dozens of books. But the dream is there, and I still got years aplenty to get a book published in my lifetime.
2. Live abroad for at least six months
Since the first time visiting the UK, I fell in love with it. I can’t even properly put it into words why I think it’s so awesome, but when I’m there, it’s like I belong there. At the time of writing, I’ve visited London six times, did a road trip around the English countryside, and went to Edinburgh. Now, I’m not a very impulsive person and I don’t want to just mindlessly leave everything in the Netherlands behind to live in the UK, but I would like to at least give it a try sometime. And then, if it feels right, I might emigrate more definitively.
3. Get a cat and a dog
We have pets at my mom’s, and I would love to get my own after college. I would probably adopt them from a shelter; apart from it being a humane thing to do, it’s also just very convenient. The people at the shelter can tell you about the personality of the animal (because getting a kitten/puppy is kinda like playing the lottery) and they’re already house trained and everything. I’d love to get a cuddly house cat and a nice medium sized dog. My boyfriend’s dream is to get a corgi, so I think we’ll get one of those in any case.
4. Travel frequently
One of the coolest things about being a student is that my schedule allows me to take random breaks for travel. In the last few years, we’ve gone to England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, Sweden, Luxembourg, and Belgium – and I hope that throughout the years I’ll be able to continue this trend. I don’t really have a bucketlist of countries I just have to visit. Except maybe seeing the pyramids in Egypt, that is definitely a must.
5. Be content
Although I’m quite ambitious, my main goal in life is to just be content with what I have. Even these “life goals” I have are small, attainable ones. I don’t believe chasing from one dream to next will lead to any sense of fulfilment or happiness, but will instead only breed impatience and restlessness. I want to get married and maybe have a kid and then when I’m 75, look back at my life and think “yeah, this has been pretty awesome”.
What are your life goals?