Monday, April 7, 2014

Goals

Thirteen years ago I wrote down four goals that I wanted to accomplish at some point in my life. I don't know why I wrote these goals down, but my mom hung on to them. 


1. Go to NYU

I wrote this during a time when I was obsessed with Sex and the City and New York City. I also wrote this goal when I had no clue how much it cost to go to college. I'm going to give myself half a point for this one, because even though I didn't go to NYU, I did graduate from college in December which is something I didn't think I'd ever accomplish. Plus, I wouldn't have lasted five minutes in NYC....city life isn't for me and even if it was, I couldn't afford it. 

2. Learn to play guitar

I took guitar lessons a few years ago, but stopped when I couldn't afford to go every week. I'm going to give myself another half credit for this. I can't play guitar well enough to go on stage, but I can play something.


3. Write a book

I wanted to write a book because I always enjoyed writing, and thought it would be a great creative outlet...which is also why I started this blog. I don't think I could write a story long enough for a book, but after writing the short story I posted a little bit ago, I think it'd be cool to write a collection of short stories. When my mom found this list not only had I totally forgotten about it, but I didn't even remember this was part of the list. It's funny how some things never change. 

4. Go to SNL and see a real show

Again, I wrote this during a very specific time, a time when Jimmy Fallon and Chris Kattan were on SNL. I'm not a huge fan of the show now, so I'm changing this goal up to "Go to a Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" taping, and now that it's out here for you all to see, it's something I'll have to work towards accomplishing.

Do you remember any goals you created when you were younger? Did you accomplish them?

10 comments:

  1. It is fun to look back at certain times in your life and see what was important to you then, especially when you realize how much priorities shift over the years (& that is a good thing!). I hope you get to see Jimmy Fallon live, whatever the show! ;)

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  2. Lets get tickets! We can take the train up :)

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    1. I checked, they are booked the rest of the shows now through May :( womp womp! we'll have to keep checking!

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  3. I love all those goals! It is funny to look back and see what you wanted. I am hoping to see Jimmy Fallon too!

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  4. Learning to play guitar has been on my goal list forever! I made a little bit of headway a couple years ago, then fell off the wagon. Trying to start back up again but I feel like I forget everything I learned before lol

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    1. haha, you should have seen me trying to re-learn it Saturday night for this video...or how many times I had to play the song to get it right! I'm right there with you, I need to get back to practicing!

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  5. Yeah, I'd love to live in New York. I'm just a fan of things like, money and not having five roommates.

    I made a lot of lists for goals when I was younger, and what's funny is when I find them, I realize that I've accomplished a lot of those things without ever remembering that they were goals of mine. Very strange how that works sometimes.

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    1. haha, exactly why I don't live in New York...among other reasons!

      I was never really a list maker, which is why I was suprised I had this list at all, but it was nice to see how much I accomplished

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  6. Too bad you didn't have a goal of "be absolutely amazing" Cuz that one is check! Done!

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  7. Dammit, blogger just ate my freaking comment.

    Anyway... I know Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbrt tickets are easy to get. Not quite the same as Jimmy, but could still be a good time!

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