Friday, August 9, 2013

Finding a New Dream

I need to find a new dream, a new life goal. I was realizing that my "decade of decisions" is complete. I married my best friend in the temple. I graduated from BYU. I used my degree to teach for a year. We had a baby. I'm a stay-at-home mom. We bought a house. Pretty much all the major life decisions that I planned for, dreamed about, had goals to accomplish, while in high school are finished.

The only other goal I have is to serve a mission with Casey. But that won't be for another 30-40 years.

I need to find a new dream for my life right now.

We will have another child(ren?) someday. So I'm looking forward to that. And we are going to work on finishing our basement. But these don't really seem like MY  life goals because I can't directly control either.

Right now, I have no desire to go back to work--even once all the kids are in school. I never wanted to be career woman. I went to college because that is what you do when you graduate from high school. I finished my degree because I wanted to have something to show for my time. But I never intended to use it. Ever. It was just the back up plan.

And this is where I'm struggling. What do I want to do with the next decade of my life? What do I want to accomplish? Who will I become?

I am searching for new dreams. New goals. New direction. New purpose.

P.S. I would love to hear some of your life goals... maybe I will adapt them to become some of mine! :)


Erin Despain said...

One idea that came to my mind is inspired by July's visiting teaching message. They used a quote from President Kimball when he encouraged women to become "sister scriptorians." I know I've been inspired by that quote to work on my scripture study. I'm not even close to working on becoming a scriptorian- just trying to get in the routine of reading everyday, honestly. But it could become a goal of yours somehow.

Tricia said...

Some of my goals:
-becoming a homeowner eventually.
-having a big garden with fruit trees and probably raising a few chickens for eggs.
-raising our children to be faithful, responsible, good people.
-paying off all our debts.
-traveling at least the country and maybe the world.
-helping others learn to have simple, peaceful lives ... after I've figured it out, of course :)

Have fun finding a new dream!

Brown-Eyed Girl said...

you're so right! It's done. Everything is checked off the list. I am sure we will know what you chose when the time comes. Right now I am working on one project at a time. Crafties, gifts, whatever. I just finished up a bow holder for Alaska and have started painting the kitchen table. It has really made me feel accomplished.