Thursday, August 11, 2011


When I was doing my bible study today, I came across a piece of paper. It was labeled "Ambitions." There was no date on it, but I remember writing it in college. I would put the year around 2006 (ish). That would be five years ago. Finding this really made me smile. It is a time stamp of who I was 5 years ago. I was also excited to realized I have crossed some things off of that list in the last 5 years.

Here's my Ambitions from 5 years ago:

To go to Maine (Accomplished 7.10.10 when we celebrated Stephen's Dad's birthday in Maine with family)
To ride on a sailboat
To read the Bible cover to cover (Accomplished though I'm not sure what date. It's really a good book, I can tell you how it ends...the good guys win ;)
Create a family (Accomplished: 9.22.07 Stephen and I got married, 8.18.09 Zoey was born)
To get a Doctorate
Sale a Photograph
Watch a sunrise or sunset from the top of a mountain
Go on a cruise
See clear ocean water
Light a fire without a match or lighter
Stir the air 
Go on a Road Trip (Accomplished: We drove to New England last summer 2010, it was quite a road trip)
Own a hammock

Looking at this list really makes me feel good. I realize I am in a entirely different place in my life now. My views are different now that I am older, a wife and a mother. So I decided to write down my Ambitions again. Maybe in 5 more years I can look at who I am now and maybe even cross some more things off the list.

My Ambitions 2011:

Have a big family
ride on a sailboat
go abroad again
write a book
go on a cruise
travel out west
remain joyful through struggles
get a DSLR camera
continuous bible study
have a hammock
Be a good wife and mother
go camping in the woods
Be a blessing

"Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4

1 comment:

  1. I have some of the same goals!! I also have a "bucket list" and I LOVE crossing things off of it :)