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Fantasizing My Future: 10 Goals for My Life

As a child, I daydreamed about what my future would look like. To this day, I still find myself daydreaming and fantasizing about my future. This is a very personal article for me, so I hope you enjoy the sneak peek into some of my thoughts!


1. Be a Mom

I am starting out with a very intense goal because I have always wanted this. Whether I adopt or give birth to biological children, I want kids. I want the good and the bad; I want the cute, indecipherable crayon drawings and the sick, snotty kid coughing on me. I want the cuddly toddler and the yelling teenager. I just want everything that being a mom entails.

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2. Have a Steady Job

I am currently a Communication Arts and Literature Teaching major; therefore, my intention is to become a teacher for middle school or high school students. If, for some odd reason, that career path doesn’t work out, I still want a job that will support me and my future kids.

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3. Be a Minnesota Vikings Season Ticket Holder

If I am going to be a public school teacher, I might have to budget myself in order to maintain this goal, but I will make it happen. I am a huge fan of football, and I am an even bigger fan of the Minnesota Vikings. Being able to see the Minnesota Vikings play in person is such a thrilling experience. If I were able to experience that multiple times a month, my heart would explode from happiness.

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4. Have a Garden

This may seem like a simple task because a lot of people grew up with gardens. I grew up helping my Grandpa Paul with his garden, but my dad always said he wanted a garden but didn’t have the time for it. I absolutely love fresh jalapeños, bell peppers, carrots, corn, etc. It will also help instill healthy, productive habits in my children while I spend time with them outdoors.

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5. Fall in Love and Be Loved

I am a strong believer that you shouldn’t depend on other people to make your goals come true. That being said, I will never depend on a guy for anything including my happiness. I do, however, still want to fall in love. I want that whole “can’t-eat, can’t-sleep, reach-for-the-stars, over-the-fence, world-series kind of stuff” like It Takes Two. As I said, I don’t want to depend on a guy, but I love love. Being in love while the other person was in love with me would be beautiful, and I think that bond would be something worth treasuring when the time is right.

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6. Have a Kitchen Island

I want an island in my kitchen. I think it would be super cute to come home from work, cook dinner for the family and make my kids do homework at the island every night for at least a little bit. I understand that kids learn in different environments, but I think it would be really sweet to spend as much time together as possible.

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7. Own a House

I do eventually want to buy a house. It doesn’t have to be extremely large or fancy; I just want my children to have a home in which they can grow up. I want to measure their height on a door frame and not get too mad when they color on their walls. I moved around a lot as a child, so I want to be able to finally settle down in one place for, hopefully, the rest of my life with the love of my life and my children.

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8. Take My Kids to Church

I won’t force my kids to do anything that they don’t want to do. However, I think going to church every Sunday (or even one Sunday a month) would be a great thing. I want them to always feel loved by their dad and me, but I also want them to feel loved by God as well.

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9. Maintain My Goofiness

If you know me, you know that I am extremely goofy. From weird voices to off-the-wall actions, I embrace my one-of-a-kind personality. I always want to be that goofy, fun, loving person that I am today. I want my future classroom to be safe, warm, and as free of judgment as possible. I want my home to be chaotic and filled with Nerf Gun Wars and instrument-playing kids. Drums from downstairs and a saxophone from upstairs, while I pull my hair out trying to grade papers, sounds like a perfect time to me. I want to read my kids bedtime stories and make unique voices for each of the dinosaurs and/or characters, then I will finish the night with a prayer and tuck them into bed with a kiss on the forehead before cuddling up next to my future hubby.

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10. Be Happy

In the end, there are a lot of scenarios that I have fantasized about (as you can tell from above). However, my main goal is to be happy and share my happiness with the people around me. 

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I have a lot of goals and fantasies about what my future will look like. I have learned that rarely anything in life turns out as planned. However, I think I can make the majority of these happen. With God willing, I will achieve whatever goals I set my mind to!