As I progress closer and closer to graduation, I’ve started reflecting more and more on where I’ve been and where I want to go in life. I’ve shared previously how I chose which college to attend after high school, but I wanted to share a little more about my life goals and how I hope to achieve them.
I am a thinker and a planner, so I really like having a plan in place. I tend to look at the big picture of where I want to see myself and evaluate all my decisions against this image, trying to predict whether my choices now will push me toward or away from my goal.
My biggest goal in life is to have a family. I hope to get married fairly young and have several children. It is important to me that I homeschool them. Homeschooling has been crucial to my success in life and I want to instill some of the value I hold for education into my kids. I’ve also thought extensively about genetics. I have a rare gift of recessive traits (blond hair, blue eyes, IQ, etc.) that I want to pass on to my children, so I have to keep these traits in mind when finding a husband.
Another goal I have is to be well-educated. I love learning and prize it highly in my accomplishments. This is part of the reason I want to go to college. I don’t feel that for my chosen path in life a college degree is required, but I want to learn more and have some time to grow up and mature before I’m out in the world. I love to see the synthesis between subjects, how they connect and build on each other. I am an avid reader, writer, and researcher, which is partly why I started this blog.
I also intend to start my own businesses. I’m an entrepreneur at heart, and I’m in my element when I am selling things, helping people, and making the world a better place. I definitely don’t have room to lay out all my ideas here, but capitalism and business are important to me and will continue to be part of my life.
It is exciting and nerve-wracking to be only a few months away from moving away from home and starting a new chapter in life. This is my time capsule to look back on later and see where I was when I was graduating from high school.