I sat for formal aptitude testing recently. They told me I had high "foresight," so I needed to set an extremely long term, damn near impossible goal:
I want to start a revolution.
"This much I knew and know: I was making myself hideously uncomfortable by not narrowing my attention to details of life which were immediately important, and by refusing to believe what my neighbors believed."
--Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast of Champions
I loved reading everyone's posts and laughed out loud at the similarities.
I am going back to school in my mid-30s, my dream is to complete an education that will help me begin a rewarding career which combines psychology/law and enables me to teach at the college level. My major is Philosophy - and it took me 15 years to settle on that choice!
My number one goal was always to find true love, and I have, so my bucket list is looking pretty great. Defeating addiction and depression will be a lifelong process that I will never turn away from.
Writing a book I am proud of, finding my daughter (adopted at birth), contining to travel and absorb new books and movies and just spending time with my love and our pets is the nicest life I can imagine.
Start a wildly successful business based on a clever, innovative, problem-solving product envisioned and designed by me. Then become one of those people in the society pages giving tons of time and money to a couple of non-profits who are shocked, amazed and thrilled to all of the sudden have the resources to achieve their dreams.
Have my kids be idependent and emotionally healthy and be inspired by their own dreams. Have my husband achieve his most far flung dreams and career goals.
Live in the low country in style and elegance.
There's such a bias on this board for achieving any kind of wealth or status, I decided to come out of the closet.
Originally Posted by pippi
Fiver is correct, it is freeing to not have to impress someone, to be accepted for who you really are.