This year I moved away from traditional goals of making money, advancing my career, and getting good grades in school. This year I am making efforts towards making goals around creating a life I actually enjoy. Some goals are loftier than others; I watched Mamma Mia too many times and have since developed an obsession with traveling to Greece. Others are more achievable, like wearing colourful eyeliner, wearing bell-bottom jeans, and doing activities for my mental and physical health more often like journaling and biking.
The most serious goal I have (and also the most specific) is running into the ocean while wearing a ballgown. I bought a ballgown at a thrift store for 15$ for this specific purpose.
While the goals I am setting for myself are unorthodox, so is this time in my life – I am graduating university in April, in the middle of a global pandemic. I am going into the unknown. How do I want to live the rest of my life? The only concrete answer I have to that lofty question is that I want to live the rest of my life happy that I’m alive and wearing bell bottom jeans.