My Life List: Goals for Life

One day I asked myself this question- “What do I want to accomplish before I leave this earth?” This thought inspired me to start writing down things I want to do. This list of things that I want to do turned into a long list of life goals. 

The Bible teaches us to set goals with the thought of God. Instead of setting goals with the intent to achieve them all in your time and your way, set goals with the ambition to fulfill God’s desires and plans for your life. “Instead you ought say, ‘if it is the Lord’s will, He will live and do this or that.’” (James 4:15) We have to leave space in our list of goals and dreams for God and his plans. We must be accepting of when our plans change paths and God’s goals differ from our own.

Everyone needs long term goals in their life. Making these goals will be the difference in determination and frustration. My life goal list is always morphing, but here is my latest version. These goals are not ranked in terms of importance or priority; some are big, some are small, but they are all goals that I have for my life. 

So, here are my goals for the next 50+ years of my life…

1.Get married to the love of my life 

2.Celebrate an anniversary somewhere tropical 

3.Coach a sports team for my children

4.Start a family

5.Buy or build my dream house

6.Travel to Italy

7.Adopt a baby from another country 

8.Attend the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN

9.Go on a mission trip with my family

10.Foster children

11.Have $10,000+ in savings

12.Give Christmas to a family in need

13.Become an avid donator to a charity 

14.Get my phd

15.Be featured in a magazine/online publication with my photography work

16.Have my own in-home photography studio

17.Witness my children’s baptism

18.Get involved in my local church

19.Read the entire Bible in a year

20.Visit NYC during Christmas time

21.Sit front row at a Thomas Rhett Concert 

22.Visit the White House

23.Take my parents on a vacation

24.Take our children to New York

25.Take our children to Disney

26.Take our children somewhere tropical

27.Learn how to snowboard

28.Pay for our children’s college education

29.Travel to Hawaii

30.Have a family farm with lots of animals

31.Attend CMA Fest in Nashville

32.Swim with pigs in the Bahamas

33.Mentor a group of young girls for a year

34.Blog once a week for a year

35.Make photography my primary job

36.Raise my children in a loving, Christian home

37.Be a stay at home mom

38.Meet Jana Kramer

39.See the Eiffel Tower

40.Attend the National Championship College Football Game (when Auburn goes, of course)


My goals may change overtime, and as they do, I will come back and revise and add. Please encourage me to reach all of them, as I will encourage you to reach your life long goals. 

“Setting goals is a practical way of dreaming big”

Anna Laura Caldwell

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