Thursday, April 11, 2013

1 - 3 - 10 year Goals

Well, I had an assignment that I had to get done this week.
My 1 - 3 -10 year goals. This was really hard for me because I have a hard time seeing past the end of the week. 
One thing that helped me get started writing was thinking that this plan wasn't etched in stone and to be aware that my desires may change in three, five, or ten years, so Proverbs 16:9 is probably a good verse to keep in the fore front of my mind.

Also, since I am a visual person, I used Pinterest to start a ONE, three and TEN year board. Gathering pictures was actually very helpful in getting past my thoughts of, "I don't know what the heck I'll be doing or want to do in 10 years!" because you're seeing what you want and it makes it feel it little more tangible. I found it easier to go backwards. I started with a story (below) of what I saw for myself and my family in ten years. What is nice about the Pinterest board is that I can keep adding and tweaking my goals and plans as time goes on.

So here is what I wrote and you can see my visuals on Pinterest. It is personal, but I felt I had to put it out there because it gives ME and MY GOALS more of a sense of accountability.

"...10 years from now  I see myself taking time to travel with my husband and kids to different art shows/conventions selling my, my daughter’s art work and my son's music.
My husband and I are still spending a lot of time with our kids by spending at least once a week by doing an activity like the movies or dinner with them. We are also helping my son and my daughter pursue their dreams of working in a creative field. We are able to do this because we are financially stable, have a savings, and are selling work online by receiving  orders online and Rafael has been at his job for 13 years.
We have an RV to travel in so we can see Miami, Key West and the Grand Canyon.
Rafael and I are celebrating our 30th anniversary as we take a trip to Italy and as a bonus I have learned some Italian in the last ten years.  We are able to do this because we had finally got our passports when we had done a mission’s trip to Dominican Republic. During that trip we were able to help out in the preschool and we did ok since I had decided to brush up on My Spanish 10 years ago.
I call Tracey at least 1 month to let her know about our adventures and visit her once a year in person.
I am eating healthier and I am doing yoga 5 days a week now. I have a little DVD player that I use when I am not near a gym I play my yoga on the DVD player.
I finally learned how to deal with my frustration and I have more peace too because I am not trying to control everything by worrying, but by trusting God that He is guiding by his word and I got here because I started to meditate on God’s word that he hasn't given me a spirit of fear, but of love and a sound mind, his word is a lamp to my through my journey and a light to my path, and finally that as long as I do good and stay pliable for Him that He’ll give me the desires of my heart.
I am able to do this because I'm debt free and l finally learned to trust God with the rest of my life like I trust him in my marriage."

Maybe I'll see you on Pinterest and see your goals! Please share a link to your blog of your goals and dreams!


  1. I would never have thought to plan my goals using Pinterest. I'm more of a word person for that kind of thing, but I imagine that visuals would help you remember. Something to inspire the rest of us--thank you.

  2. I too have done the same thing...But call it my 3 year plan..In the next year I will do forth and so on. I whisper what I want in 10 years to myself and it's always going to be there. Good luck with your plans they sound wonderful (mine includes Ireland) thanks for the e-mail Donna