I'm really good at wanting to try different things, or putting too much on my plate, or not always thinking things through but I've been doing a little soul searching today. Mostly because this math class is kicking my butt! I took it because I wanted to have an associate's degree. I don't need it, because I've already been accepted to nursing school (which I got reregistered for, BTW). And it's HARD. So, I got to thinking, what do I really want? What do I really want to do? What is sooo important that I want to spend my time on it? Here's what I've come up with:
* quality time with the girls, even if that is just sitting down to watch a half hour show per day.
*I want to be a writer. I have several books either done or almost done, so with a little effort, I could have them on Lulu by the end of the summer
*I want to be a nurse. Plans for this are underway.
*raising the girls to be strong, independent, respectful, loving, caring, compassionate people.
*Happiness. I know everybody's happiness is their own. I know what I want and need to make me happy. There is a plan in place, but it's not all up to me. I'm working toward this goal and I would say, within 12-18 months I will be there. More on this will come out later, I'm sure.
*I want the girls to have a good relationship with their dad. I can help facilitate that, but a lot of it is on him. I will support them as much as I can.
*I want to be more organized than I already am. Some may think that this isn't possible, but trust me, there is always room for improvement. I need to take a little time to map out some things (activities, paperwork, etc) and then put the plan into motion.
* I want more family time. My extended family lives about 4 hours away, which isn't really that long of a drive. So, I'm going to work on getting up to see them at least 2 x a year.
I think that's enough goals in place for now. As always, things may get tweaked and changed but it's at least a place to start.
What are your goals and dreams??