Friday, September 10, 2010

Etsybloggers Carnival - Goals and Dreams

This week's carnival is hosted by jnoriginals, owner and operator of three (you read right!) active Etsy shops:

Great place to browse for gifts and knick-knacks. And don't forget, she's got a blog too!

One of her themes for the week: look at our goals and dreams!

Are you in the first quarter of your life (up to age 25), second quarter of your life (up to age 50), or 3rd quarter (beyond age 50)? Describe your goals and dreams for your current "quarter." How have they changed over time?

I just started my 3rd quarter, kinda. You would think someone my age would have everything planned out for retirement. Yes, the plan is, to skip retirement and keep working. I don’t mind working actually, and goodness knows we need to money. Unless I win the lottery, or DH finds a rich, long-lost relative, I'll be needing to work - I try to be realistic.

My goal is to switch to part-time work, once my social security checks kick in. Hopefully the government will still be handing them out when I reach 65!

I think my #1 dream is to move to Norman, where my mom and big brother live. But museum jobs are far and few between, especially for a veteran like me, who should be paid a half-decent salary.

So after I retire (#1 dream continues), I would volunteer at a museum or archival institution, instead of working for a living. And I would spend lots of time on the internet and dabbling in all sorts of arts, taking classes and learning new things. And I would love to travel without having to worry about money. I see a lot of my older friends who travel ALL over, and I’m so jealous of them.

My goals from college days was to get a good job and buy a house. And I’ve accomplished that. Some basic goals will never change, like having enough money for shelter, food, and medicine. What has changed are my dreams, or should I say, my dreams has separated from my goals. I see now that far-reaching dreams can come true, if you want them to. I dream of spending time with different arts and crafts, and creating all different kinds of unique pieces. I dream of taking lessons and being in festivals and galleries, of becoming a webmaster and guru, and a writer. Hopefully, I will have half a lifetime to finish dabbling in all the dreams I can think of.

(Above, a work in process,
when I was so rudely interrupted!
We just got back into the house)


Splendid Little Stars said...

I'm totally with you on all that! There can't possibly be enough time in one lifetime to do every thing dreamed of. Enjoying all life's phases as they progress has got to be the key. Congratulations on accomplishing some very important goals! And may your new dreams come true (including those social security checks!).

Nico Designs said...

I like your goals and the fact that you separated out your dreams--although those can be goals, too, I hope:) Sometimes I wish I worked faster and managed my time better so I could get more things done on my wish list!

Nancy said...

No matter how old or young, continuing to learn is always a goal that keeps us happy! Glad you've found life happiness, and as for those yet to be fulfilled dreams, just think how boring life would be without any dreams left to be fulfilled?

BeadedTail said...

I hope you are able to achieve all your dreams and goals! As I get older I am finding that I want to learn new things and expand my abilities beyond a job. It's sort of freeing and certainly fulfilling to me!

Glad you are back in your house!

cindy said...

I enjoyed reading this post. It's always interesting learning about others.

Judy Nolan said...

I'm with you, Deb, in wanting to learn new things. That's a goal in itself, a worthy one. Thanks for sharing some of your dreams, which I hope will come true.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

What wonderful dreams and goals :)

Glad to hear you got back in the house!!!

A Keeper's Jackpot said...

I'm sure all the dreams (except the lotto) will come true :)

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