Me plus 10.

I love blogging.

Have you ever seen the movie Life As We Know It? It's fantastic. It has Katherine Heigl (name spell?) and Josh Duhamel (delicious) in it; they raise this baby. It's pretty great actually, check it out.

Anywho, there is a scene in the beginning of the movie when they first meet. He is this hard core biker dude and she is this sweet little flower of a girl. They clearly have nothing in common. He is trying to get out of the date they are supposed to be on and starts making snide comments (there is a point to this story I swear). He starts trying to find things for her to do in exchange for the date and he says,

"You could blog. Do you blog? You look like you blog."

Clearly, insulting her. Made me feel about this <--> big (that's me holding my fingers close together to indicate smallness). Insulted me too. I am that girl, that girl who sits at home and blogs. Whatev.

I mostly just love to write. My dad told me I should write a book now that I graduated college. I think he was just trying to think of things to occupy my time.

...anyway, here it goes. Serious post numero dos, the second question of the list I posted last time (refer to below post so I don't have to re-upload the picture, please and thanks). The question is this:


Hi, job interview question. Yay for all the times I have answered you. This question always seems funny to me because people rarely answer it in full. They give it the, "I don't care where I am in life in ten years, as long as I am happy." Behold, I say unto you, "Oh my measly goal." (Yeah for the John Bytheway reference).

I mean, yeah, life will probably never turn out the way I have it planned, and I really hope I am happy in ten years, wherever that may be. But really? Talk about a cop-out answer. Make some goals people. I HATEEEEE when I feel like I am not working toward any kind of a goal. I am having serious college withdrawl right now because I don't feel like I have anything to work toward. So, make some goals (talking to myself), and don't settle (talking to anyone who answered the above question with the cop-out answer).
So, to answer the question in full. A few places I would like to be in ten years include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Still single, living on a yacht in the Carribean, with Jack Sparrow as a companion and an unlimted amount of Nutella nearby. Talk about livin' the good life.


Ok for real this time:

1. I would like to be working in a job I want in the career I want. I may not have advanced to my glory position by then, but I want to have gotten my feet wet in the Music Marketing Industry (I have been applying to jobs in this area lately, crossing fingers for an offer). I may not be working the Marketing for Madison Square Garden in NYC or monitoring Carrie Underwood's iTunes sales, I may even just be monitoring the advertising for the Gammage Theatre in Sweet ol' Tempe AZ, but it would still be in the industry I love, therefore I'd be winning. This dream may change, but it's a goal to work toward for now. I would also be happy working in a hospital administrative position, both are dream positions.
2. I would love to have a savings and some money built up. I don't want to be living paycheck to paycheck. I am not necessarily in that position now, but I would like to be more responsible with my money by then. I would like to use the schooling I had and apply it to preparing for my future (retirement funds, savings for my unborn children's college education, etc.). In ten years I will have both funds set up and well in the direction they should be.

3. I will be consistent with my genealogy and year supply. These are both commandments I utterly fail in. I will have a handle on them in ten years. (shout out to my girl Jacquie, we need to get on that pronto!).
4. I will have attended an Olympic Opening Ceremony. It's a bucket list item, and I want to do it as soon as money permits. It's been a life long dream, don't want to leave this world without having done so, so I best cross it off in the next ten years!

5. I will be a regular temple attendee. I hope to go once a month (kind of a measly goal). If I live close enough, I want to go at least twice per month.

6. I will be a home owner.

7. I will be a marathon runner.

8. I will have no debt save a home, car, and education expenses. I will not be in debt because of credit cards, unecessary items (boats, quads, etc.), and other such things.

9. I will be (at least a basic) guitar and piano player. Two of my love and passions, yet two things I have failed to master thus far. Now that I have no homework, all I have are excuses standing in my way. I best get on it! Ps. anyone who wants to teach me is more than welcome, just saying. P.p.s. in the 'husband search' area of my life, those two qualities are quite welcomed. P.p.p.s. there really is no 'husband search' area of my life. Husband can find me, I like single life too much for my own good.

10. I can't think of a 10th place I want to be. So sad. So, I will mention a goal instead. I will have read the quad (BOM, Old Testament, New Testament, D&C) all the way through. Sad I haven't yet, right? I have read the BOM multiple times, and most of D&C. I have gotten to Leviticus & Luke several times, but I always get caught up and never finish the Old and New Testaments. I have studied them both quite closely in institute, yet have not read them cover to cover myself. In ten years, I will have.

Who knows what else may happen. Maybe I will be married to a sweet husband with a few lovely kiddies and a white house with blue shutters and a porch that wraps all the way around. Maybe I will be single, living the good life, travelling the world and working for Katy Perry (bad choice, I would never work for her. I'll use the Carrie Underwood example again instead). That's where the "be happy with wherever I am" part comes in. I do hope to be happy at that stage of my life. But, life never turns out as we expect, so I make goals and plans now with the attitude, "come what may, and love it."

I hope we all take the time to write down our goals. Having something to work for gives our life purpose and meaning. Even if I stay working at West Christensen in Flagstaff for the rest of my life, I still may have some of those things in ten years. Goals are good. Self confidence, positivity, love for life. All come from working toward a goal. I challenge you, if you are a "I don't care where I am in ten years, as long as I am happy" kind of person, to set some goals. Work toward them. I heard a quote once from a good friend that went something along the lines of, "hard work doesn't garantee you anything, but without it you don't stand a chance." Having goals doesn't garantee you anythig, but without setting a few, you don't stand a chance (might be an extreme statement, but you get the point).

Yay for interview questions. Happy week.


{andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

Love this. I am scared to finish college, but happy at the same time. I really do hope that in 10 years I am happy though, sure its the cop out way, but we can't EXPECT that things will all fall in the right place, so without expecting what I am doing and the goals I have to fall, I hope to be happy... does that make sense?

Jacquie said...

WOOWOO! Haha, Love the shoutout. Thanks Misty :) We really DO need to get on that.. haha. It's okay, we have ten years still.. right...? HA! Joke.
Anyway, I love this post. A lot and a lot. Thanks for sharing. It definitely got me thinking about how I need to start setting some more goals these days. Love you!