More often than I’d like, I’m either asked about or I think about my goals in life. Usually that leads me to answers regarding my professional or career goals. I’ve been gone from corporate America since August 2013 and some days, I miss it so badly. I miss wearing my nice clothes and fancy heels. I miss feeling super productive for nine hours a day. I really miss the continual conversation with grown ups. I miss contributing…to the world, to my home, to a company I believe in. I miss happy hours and team dinners. I miss setting, reaching, and surpassing goals.
So when I think about my goals at this juncture in my life, they’re far less lofty or even prosperous. They now include things like putting on pants or drinking an entire cup of coffee without having to reheat. Remembering to brush my teeth in the morning is a good one. Eating something other than toddler scraps for lunch would be a good goal.
All joking aside, there are a couple things I’d like to accomplish in my life while I’m doing the stay-at-home-mom gig.
- Start (and complete) at least one book a month.
- Continue writing one a regular basis.
That’s it. Those are my current goals. They’re nothing spectacular, but I assure you, they are challenging most days. I have to make sure to take small steps toward them each day. Read a chapter a day. Write a paragraph or two. Journal. Think. Engage. All things I haven’t done regularly in a very long time.
Both goals are just like training for my first distance race. The first steps are the hardest, but by the end of everything, I just want to sign up for more.