I will start this by saying that my life is not perfect. I'm still single, I can't cook (well), and I get hangry with a vengeance for no reason sometimes. That being said, I'm pretty dang happy regardless. I'm going to say that the reason is probably because I live to meet three goals when I die.
A while back I read an article that listed the most common things people regret on their death bed. It was morbid, heart breaking, and completely eye opening. I think what struck me most was that most of what they regretted not doing were things that I could accomplish right now in my life. So that leads us to...
3 Goals for My Life
1. I never want to say, "I wish I had spent more time with my family."
I get asked all the time...more like pitied in question form. "MeHaley, why in the world did you move back to your home town?" "How do you stand it?"
Because at the end of my life I want to be able to say that I spent AS MUCH time with my family as I could.
I know I'm single, no kids, no pets, etc. so this is an easy thing for me to accomplish, but I don't care. I love spending time with my family and I refuse to take it for granted.
PLUS my home town is pretty gorgeous.
2. See the World While You Can
Yes. All the yes. While I'm completely free of attachment my goal is to see the world, or as much of it as I can. Last summer I got the chance to take a month long road trip across the US to see 16 different National Parks, and it wasn't enough. I'm ready to go back out and do it over and over again until I can't any more.
3. Do Something Worthwhile
I LOVE my job. I love it even when I hate it. One thing I love the most is that every day I'm impacting lives. It's not easy and not everyone could do it, but I can. I'm not saying everyone should be a teacher, but there are a million other things that you can do to change the world in some small way. So I may not be a millionaire at the end of my life, but I will for sure have a million worthwhile moments to look back on.
What are your goals for your life?