In my last post, I talked about how every decision we make should be moving us closer to our goals and the way we envision our ideal lives. I guess the next logical step is to figure out what those goals are and what that ideal life looks like. I think it’s pretty clear that I have little to no idea what I’m doing. However, when we were tasked with writing some things down at the AmEx Open Forum, there were a few things I knew I wanted…
(1) To be able to drop Miles off and pick him up from school
Right now, David is the primarily the one who takes Miles to school. It’s just been the easiest with our work schedules up to this point. And while, that’s been super convenient, I do wish I could do it more. I’d like to be more actively involved at Miles’s school, and be “that” mom who handcrafts treats for Halloween and Valentine’s Day.
(2) Midweek brunch/Lunch meetings
Does that sound silly? Let me explain. One of the (very few) things I really enjoyed about working in retail was that my days off were more often than not in the middle of the week. Call me crazy, but for some reason nothing seems more luxurious to me than sitting down for a leisurely brunch/lunch on a random weekday. I’m not someone who would be satisfied without some business to at tend to, though. So, I’d have to be getting something done over those lengthy meals – whether that be work or catching up with a friend.
(3) Creative outlets
I love a lot of things – getting lost in a good book, singing at the top of my lungs, taking pictures of seemingly random things, trying out new desserts (both making and eating). Unfortunately, there just isn’t a lot of time for that kind of stuff right now. I can read a chapter or two of a book on my way to and from work, I get to sing about once a month at church, I take pictures (mostly of Miles) when I remember to pack my camera, and I bake cupcakes for birthdays. I would really enjoy being able to develop some of those hobbies more.
(4) Lots of traveling
We’ve already established that regular trips to Walt Disney World will continue to be a part of my life. Even beyond that, though, I’ve always loved to travel. David and I have been lucky enough to get to enjoy some pretty fun trips – from white-water rafting in North Carolina to partying in Vegas to strolling the streets of London and Paris together. Obviously, things changed a little financially after Miles was born, but I’d love to get back out into the world.
Is that too much to ask? I know there’s no mention of an actual job in there, but I guess these things are more important to me. Now, what jobs could afford me that life? That’s the next question…