Every morning at work I create my daily To Do List.
And sometimes if I complete a task, but it wasn't on my To Do List I will totally write it on the paper just so I can mark it off.
And every list must be written in black ink with a gel point pin and marked off with a red fine point Sharpie.
I'm not high-maintenance at all.
So the other day Luke told me that he was reading a book that encouraged him to write down not just his daily/weekly/monthly To Do's but to think broader and write down everything you want to do at some point.
Sort of like a Lifetime To Do List.
So I joined in with him and jotted down some of my Life goals.
And by jotted down I mean I am on page three.
Neither of our lists are done yet (they will probably always be a work in progress) but we shared our lists tonight. It was so fun!
Some of the goals are short term, and some are long term goals. Some are serious and some are silly, but they are all truly goals.
Some of my goals:
- Buy a Bike
- Travel to Australia
- Get second wedding band for the top of my ring
- Host dinner for guests at least twice a month
- Build serving piece collection
- Build holiday decoration collection
- Send encouraging notes to friends
- Get laser eye surgery
- Buy a Louis Vuitton Speedy bag
- Learn to sew
Some of Lukes:
- Go on mission trip
- Visit Europe
- Build dream home
- Watch the NY Giants play on home field
- Visit Jerusalem and Israel
- Go to the eye dr. (obviously short term, and this may have been a hint to me because I have been saying that I will make our appointment for about the past 6 months)
- See Radiohead live
- Read to my kids The Bible, Lord of the Rings, and Bernstein Bears (this one made me laugh, my husband is so cute)
- Learn to Fly Fish
Goals we both had:
- Lead someone to Christ
- Buy home in next couple of months
- Buy a bike
- Sponsor a child overseas
- Buy new camera
When we made our lists we wrote down everything that came to our mind. Whether it was silly, materialistic (please see Speedy bag for reference) or seemed completely out of reach we wrote it down. We never want to limit ourselves to what we can do just because it doesn't seem 'do-able' at this moment.
Plus, even though it doesn't seem possible I learned more about my husband. Such as the fact that he wants hundreds of THOUSANDS of dollars worth of music equipment sometime in the future.
I'm not sure if that will come before or after my Speedy bag.
So what is a goal you have?
Just the first thing that comes to your mind.
It can be something serious or silly.
Something that you can achieve in the next 24 hours or maybe its something you won't be able to achieve for several (several) years.
What is it?
I'm excited to see every body's goals!