“I am content; that is a blessing greater than riches and to he whom that has been given need ask no more questions” -Henry Fielding
When I was younger and people asked me what my goals were I always thought that they had to be some extravagant dream that was almost completely unrealistic. I thought that your goals had to be something like becoming a popstar. Something like owning Disney World or being a famous athlete. As I got older this became such a scary concept for me because I came to realize that I don’t have any goals or dreams of being crazy rich and famous. Truly I didn’t really think that I had any goals or dreams at all. In the past few years I’ve learned that your goals and dreams truly have no limits. Your goals are simply whatever YOU want from this life. I came to the realization that all I truly want out of this life is to be ultimately happy. Whatever it is that brings me happiness, I want that. I just want to enjoy this life. So, I started thinking about the things that make me happy. I started realizing that my goals can be things that I already have or what I am already working for. My goals can be small and very achievable, they don’t have to be some fake dream of being a famous actress.
One goal that I am specifically reaching for is to leave my mark. I want to change the world, even if that is just for one person. I have chosen to pursue a career in recreation and event management with a child development minor because I believe that this is where people enjoy themselves. People participate in recreational activities because it is fun and they enjoy themselves. Having a career that makes other people happy is what makes me happy. My specific goal is to work somewhere in which I can create events and activities for kids with disabilities. I want to create a positive experience for kids in an environment in which is normally negative. My goal is to know that I positively impacted those lives around me.
When I am 80 years old reminiscing on my life I want one thing: to be happy. I want to have lived a full life in which I have no regrets. I want to have taken every opportunity possible and know that I did everything that I want to.