Do you ever found your goal in this life?
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
• 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.
• 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.
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.
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...
• 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.