It’s probably just my age (and point in my life), but everybody seems to want to know what my goalsare in life. Which is fine. That’s understandable. And, frankly, it’s sweet that people care enough to ask me.
As a recent college graduate, I’m getting asked about what my goals are on a daily basis… especially since I’m still going to interviews (Yeah, months after I graduated. I’m a failure. It’s cool. I’ve made peace with it). It shouldn’t surprise me when I get asked this, but it does. What are my goals? I double-majored in Business Administration (got my Bachelor of Science with it!) and also English, and yet I have no idea what I truly want to do. Yep. You read that right. I graduated college without the slightest idea in what field I actually wanted to work in. I’m glad I added business classes into my class schedules, because that has opened more doors for me than just having an English major.
If you are currently a college student, please listen to me: If you’re able to add a second major (or at least a minor), do it. And do it in something that is a bit different than your current major. For instance, a major in English and a minor in Professional Writing is cool, but I recommend doing a minor in Spanish or Music instead. It simply opens more doors, and you need to be realistic about that. If I wasn’t, I’d be extremely limited and having an even harder time finding a job that I’d actually be a good fit in.
So, for a gal that has no idea what she’s doing, how do I answer what my goals are when interviewers or family friends ask? Let me tell you. I narrow that question down right from the start. I have short-term goals (things I want to accomplish within the next half year), mid-term goals (things I want to accomplish within the next five years), long-term goals (things I want to accomplish within the next ten years), and then lifetime goals (self-explanatory). Of course the goals change and alter every once in a while, but that’s how they’re divided in my head. I know where I generally want to be in ten years, and I definitely know what I want to accomplish before my time is up on this planet. As for what will happen thirty years from now, I’ll figure that out when I need to… And I don’t need to right now!
If you’re super curious about what my goals are, then lo and behold – I will tell you right here in this post. If you can care less, then this post will probably bore you… Because I’m going to be upfront about a lot. (Speaking of, please feel free to message me about any suggestions that you may have for what I ought to write about. I kinda just do whatever I can think of at the random times that I feel motivated to write. I’d like to make this a weekly thing, so I’m definitely open to suggestions!)
Short-Term Goals (Present-Half Year):
Mid-Term Goals (Within Five Years):
Long-Term Goals (Within Ten Years):
Lifetime Goals (Like, Ever!):
It’s good to have goals, ya’ll. But don’t get too caught up in them. Enjoy life while you’re working towards whatever you want. Nothing good in life ever comes easy. Enjoy the roadtrip to your destinations, and stop for ice cream and picture breaks every now and then. Life is what you make it out to be, and I sincerely believe that it is a good one.