About 6 weeks ago, I had an amazing conversation with Berni Xiong (She has an inspiring podcast here – The Shut Up Show). She’s a fellow misfit and totally awesome.
We were talking about my goals and where I’m trying to head with things. For the next couple of days after our conversation I realized something about what I want from life — I’m calling this my “ideal life”.
There are a couple of things that would be true in my “ideal life”:
1. I would be mostly mobile. I might have a “home base” somewhere, but I would be spending most of my travelling. I would be able to spend quality amounts of time in certain places — Utah, California, Oregon, Maine (in the non-winter months), Tennessee and wherever else people I love are living.
2. I would be splitting my time doing three things: helping people connect to their pasts through genealogy / family history; helping nonprofits with their online marketing and online fundraising; spreading a message of how people can overcome physical and other challenges and live a meaningful life.
I have some goals about what I need to do to get here:
a) I need to be debt free. That’s close. If I were to get really focused on it, I could do it in 6 months. It’s probably more like a year away because I choose to do other things than throw all my money at debt.
b) I want to finish my bachelor’s degree.
c) I potentially want to get certifications in both fundraising and genealogy.
d) I want to get healthier physically.