The list of things I’d like to achieve in life is quickly growing.
I’m at that tipping point between young adult and proper adult, where my life is pretty much completely put together but also kind of not. My future isn’t solidly figured out: I still have the chance to do something amazing and unconventional or I could easily stick to my comfort zone and sail through life without unnecessary obstacles. After graduation, all of my dreams and goals in life could dwindle away into fairytales that I think of longingly in the bath with a glass of wine when I’m 30. Obviously, like everyone else, I don’t want that.
Honestly, I have too many dreams. Is that a thing? I know it’s pretty unrealistic for me to achieve everything I want in life, but I’d like to hope that the future doesn’t stomp on all of my life goals. That would be nice.
So, if money, time and realism was no object, here’s what I’d like to achieve during my lifetime:
That’s plural, yep.
Initially, I’d love to open my first sanctuary for rescued farm animals – for example, those that have nowhere else to go but the slaughter house, unwanted pet pigs from owners who thought they were teacup sized, skeletal horses left tied up at the roadside and featherless, abused caged hens. I’d happily spend my time and money looking after all of them myself, but running it as a charity with volunteers and staff would be ideal.
A sanctuary for stray cats and dogs is also something I’d love to set up in the future. I can’t stand the thought of those precious little angels out in the cold and rain. Somewhere safe, somewhere warm and a little food to eat is all they need, and I’d love to provide that!
My ultimate career goal right here… Photography is such a huge passion of mine, as you probably already know, but I can’t ever see me having the time in the future to seriously pursue it. At this point in life, I don’t even care about the money. The entire process is something that makes me swell with happiness. I just love it.
If I could choose, though, candid wedding/pet/on-location event photography would be something I’d love to do. I feel as if that would leave me time to enjoy nature and landscape photography as much as I do nowadays anyway, providing prints of my work to those who enjoy it.
My heart is melting. That’s the dream.
This is something I’ve been contemplating for a couple of years now. I’m sure I’ll get around it eventually. I like to think it’s a win-win situation – I’ll always be a crafty and creative person, and I’ll always be creating new things so why not see if someone else out there wants one?
I’m determined, passionate, creative and organised – I’d like to think I have all of the skills needed to provide cute goods for others. Honestly, this seems like one of the more achievable dreams if I put my heart into it.
Travel the World:
“If I could do anything…”, well, how about not having a fear of flying? That would be something incredible to overcome. If I wasn’t scared, money wasn’t something I had to worry about and I didn’t have responsibilities back in the real word, travelling the world would be something I’d love to do before I die. It’s on almost everyone’s bucket list, and I’m really not surprised.
Thinking about it, we’re pretty cut off from all the different cultures, food, people and scenery that’s scattered all over the world. If you can’t travel (and there’s many reasons people can’t), then you’ll never ever get to experience those things. Having the chance to see it all with your own eyes and touch everything new with your own fingers seems pretty fantastic to me.
Related: If I Wasn’t Scared of Travelling…
Move to Italy:
Again, if money was no object and I had no responsibilities or fears or worries, then Italy is where I’d be right now.
This is a disappointing dream because it’s something so magical to me, but almost completely impossible. You couldn’t pay me enough to get on a plane right now, so technically I can’t get there – I don’t see this changing any time soon either. Uprooting the cats makes me feel terrible too. Would they like the climate? Would they be okay during travelling and quarantine? Ah, I can’t even imagine it. Home, family and familiar places are my comfort blankets. It’d be tough to have them taken away.
It’s a shame that those things would get in the way, because living in Italy – preferably near Lake Garda – would be spectacular. It seems like the perfect combination of the historical and cultural background, romance, relaxation, sun (but not too much) and people. Beautiful!
Of course, there are many more things in life that I’d love to take part in during my lifetime if I had no restrictions, but these are the ones I dream about the most!
If you could do anything, absolutely anything, what would it be?
You can read my previous post here.