It’s that time of the year again.
You know… when people are creating their vision boards and/or resolutions for the new year.
Instead of doing a vision board for the year (because I plan on doing two things this year: working my butt off and treating myself), I decided to do a vision board for the next decade.
I feel like I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t explain every image on the board, so here’s another version of it but with numbers:
1. Publish a Book
I have ten years to successfully publish a book; I feel like that’s plenty of time, even if I resort to self-publishing. I’m more concerned with simply getting my work out there.
2. Adopt a Hypoallergenic Dog
Being allergic to dogs will not stop me from getting a dog; literally no one is stopping me.
3. Get Married
You can’t time/plan love or rush love or determine when you’ll fall in love/find your life partner. I know that. However, it would be nice to get married before the end of the decade, and I have only one reason for this: I want my grandfather to officiate my wedding. Since my grandfather is a pastor, it has always been a dream of mine to get married while he’s alive so he can officiate the wedding. In the event that he leaves this earth before I get married, I’ll have his ashes at the altar.
4. Go on Two More Cruises
The first one was fun, and I want to go on two more. I love being completely disconnected from the world for an entire week.
5. Surprise My Best Friend with a Trip to New York
I guess it’s not much of a surprise anymore, but I would love to be the one to take care of all the expenses for the trip.
6. Surprise My Best Friends with a Trip to California
Separate from the last one but also not much of a surprise anymore. Again, I would love to be the one to take care of all the expenses.
7. Go to Bhutan
First, I did research on this country for a class last year and found it interesting. Then, I watched a video Yes Theory did (below) and knew I had to visit Bhutan. Whether I go by myself or with a group of people, I’m going.
8. Learn How to Box
Honestly, this is just something I’ve always wanted to do. I don’t want to compete or anything like that; it would be more for fitness and fun.
9. GET A CAR!!!
Right now, this is top priority. I don’t want the one in the picture above; at this point, if it moves, I will take it. I need a car and want a car, and if I don’t have a car before the decade ends, someone smack some sense into me.
10. Go on a Mission Trip
Having some sort of impact in the lives of many would be absolutely amazing and fulfilling.
11. Go to a Good NFL Game with My Husband (even if he doesn’t understand football)
I once went to a Tennessee Titans football game, but it wasn’t good. I want to go to an NFL football game when two great teams are playing, and I think it would be fun to attend with my husband (of course, the whole “get married” thing has to happen first).
12. Learn How to Ride a Horse
Again, this is just something I’ve always wanted to do. There’s literally no reasoning behind it.
13. Move into My Own Apartment
If I’m still bouncing between my relatives’ houses a decade from now, again I say, please smack some sense into me. I envision living in a studio apartment once the time comes, but I’ll take anything… within reason.
14. Graduate from College on Time
I’m predicted/hoping to graduate from college May 2021, and I am praying that it happens. I cannot financially, mentally, nor emotionally afford to be in college for another semester.
15. Help an Orphanage and/or Homeless Shelter
I think this would be another fulfilling experience that would make a fraction of the world a better place.
16. Learn How to Ride a Bike
This is a right of passage I haven’t experienced and really want to. I started learning last year and pretty much need to work on my balance… and probably my bike-riding confidence.
These are the sixteen things I hope to accomplish within the next ten years. I’m hoping and praying everything comes into fruition.
What are some of your goals for the new decade?