Do you ever found your goal in this life?

United States
April 8, 2011 11:00pm CST
Once in a while I am thinking about my goal in my life. When I was younger I had a lot of goals.Now that I am getting 46 only a few. Some of my goals are completed,and some will never. I wonne know if you have the same experience and maybe tell me about your goals thank you
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@marie2052 (3697)
• United States
10 Apr 11
I think I have done most of my life goals at 58. I thought I wanted to be a nurse when I grew up so at 15 I worked in a nursing home that was ran by 11 nuns and a mother superior. I loved every minute of taking care of the people and loved the stories the nuns told me about their lives. The day after I turned 18 in 1970 I went in the Army. I was not supposed to be able to get in I only weighed 93lbs. But I beat the odds and got through basic training at Ft. McClellan, and medical corpsman school in Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio Texas. After all my schooling I got to work at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington D.C. It was a great honor to care for the men that returned from Viet Nam and care for them. After my military I had 5 children. I did return to the Army Reserves during Desert Storm. I also ran a ceramic wholesale/retail finished ware business for 25 years. All my children helped in it and learned how to make money at early ages. they would sell items during holidays and then I would take them to Six Flags or wherever they wanted to go. I have been on 2 cruises since 2001. Both to different parts of Mexico. I learned a lot. I got to take my son who was 16 the first time. We both love history and fossils and learned a lot. He was the first youngest member at Washington University in St Louis Missouri that belonged to a Paleothology and Fossil club, He was only 8 years old but I took him with this great group of guys that knew my son was sincere and took us both under their wing and taught us. So yes I think I have learned and done a lot, along with my other children one was in all phases of dance, and I choreographed all her dancing competitions she entered. My second daughter went to a modeling school while she was in high school. So besides doing family things like boating and trips, we were really busy with with family time. Now that I am 58 I am getting to enjoy my grandbaby that is 16 months old, and my daughter just come to stay with me since she is 6 months pregnant while her husband is in Iraq. The only other thing I hope to do before my life is through if possible is go see Italy. Again its history and I love cross stitching and some of the greatest paintings have been turned into cross stitch. I guess I have an adventurous spirit and it just never goes away.
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• United States
10 Apr 11
That ist so amazing what you have done in your life I really cant find words for this
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@marie2052 (3697)
• United States
15 Apr 11
Thanks for marking me best response. My life has been an emotional roller coaster. As far as work I seemed to be a jack of all trades. my love was the military when I was in but I married and got pregnant and back in the 70's you could not be pregnant and in the military. Not like now. I would have made a career out of the military if I had not met my husband who dumped me two and half years later for a Captain in the Army. I was expectant with our second baby girl by then. I guess I was a fighter and have never stopped fighting for my life and the lives of my children. Everyone says to me write a book, but I chuckle and say who would read it. so I just muse around here on mylot. If each of us sits down and looks back at what we have done, I am sure we all can marval over some of the things that has happened in our lifetime for one reason or another. I just made decisions and once it was made I never looked back. I think that is what kept me sane and going through life.
• Philippines
9 Apr 11
I'm still 32 years old and happy that most of my goals are just setting in and its rewarding to wait.
• United States
10 Apr 11
good tht makes me happy to hear that
@maximax8 (28559)
• United Kingdom
9 Apr 11
In my lifetime I have had some goals like traveling which I have done and still manage to do. I have traveled to more than fifty different countries in the world. My favorite countries that I have been to are Samoa, Australia, New Zealand, Belize and the Seychelles. This year I traveled to Colombia and had a lovely time there. I had the goal to buy a home. I bought my cottage when I was 19 years old then sold it when I was 33 years old and bought a modern house. Last year I sold that house and bought a bungalow. I needed to do so because my son isn't able to walk. He is disabled. I wish that I had learned to drive a car when I was younger but I didn't start learning until recently. I didn't know how I was going to pass the practical driving test. I was delighted to pass this challenging test last year. I had a goal to buy a camper van but I don't think that is going to happen. I have a car and spend way too much on petrol for that. I had the goal to have children. I have a daughter aged 22 months, a disabled son aged 3 and a teenage son aged 15.
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• United States
9 Apr 11
I am sorry to hear that about your son. But it is amazing what you done in your life!!!
• Argentina
9 Apr 11
I have lots of goals. I'm 20 and I'm starting my life. So far, I didn't have really good luck with my dreams, I work hard to reach them, but I can't have anything. but many people say that I'm young and I have a lot of life yet, so I expect at least reach one of my main two goals. I have lots and all of them are equally important for me, so, with one I would be happy and with one I could try to reach all the rest. So, I'm just waiting for some luck...
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• United States
9 Apr 11
I wish you all luck you can get
• Philippines
9 Apr 11
I found mine right before college. It's a good thing for kids to realize what their goals are early on in life for them to realize what their path is. It's easy to stray especially if you don't know where you're going.
• United States
9 Apr 11
Lucky you.Now the next goal is waiting for you
@kingparker (9698)
• United States
9 Apr 11
You know what, I felt the same. Actually, I have a personal goal with my life, to start an internet business, and also with an international business too. Still, I am over 30, I didn't even accomplish my job and my dream yet. I felt sorry, and devastated myself too. I am trying to work hard, and provide the best. Sometimes, things just not work the way you want it to be.
• United States
9 Apr 11
yes you are so right you give the best you can but it dont seem to be enough