Thursday, January 21, 2010

The five year goal

Last fall, Seth and I enrolled Kaitlyn in a preschool on his campus. Because it is run as a co-op, we would need to volunteer 4 hours a week. Kaitlyn never got to go because we couldn't get finger printed. Apparently, there is a line as long as the state waiting to be fingerprinted and the police told Seth they couldn't possibly do it until March 31st--even though it was still October.

Fast forward to last week. The state police are lighter on their feet than the local police and the fingerprinting was done. The co-op called and left a message on our answering machine saying they had another spot open up and Nate could go as well. I listened to the message and stared at the cabinets. I would be...alone? The by-myself-and-nobody-needs-me kind? It was a bittersweet moment, and I wondered what I would do with myself.

This past week I started putting my goals into motion. I filled out my application for RIC (where Seth teaches) to get a BA in English. I've started writing more and felt happier for it. I applied for a job with the Census Bureau so I can attend the BYU writer's conference again and start planning my trip to England to see the sites I've written about.

That said, my goal is to be a published author within the next five years. Remember, you heard it here first.


  1. That sounds fabulous - hip hip hooray for you! I can't wait to write out some of my goals that have been running around in my head. I know that's the first step. Looking forward to hearing more about this adventure!

  2. Those are awesome goals, and I think you can achieve them all. In fact, I bet you can be a published author much sooner than five years. Think magazines as a stepping stone. And I hope I can tag along when you hop over to England! That sounds like a dream!

  3. I love those goals! You can do it! I think you'll be published sooner than 5 years too. =)

  4. Ugh I tried to post and it didnt' work, and now it's gone! Anyway, I think your goals are awesome, and you'll definitely meet them! (faster than 5 years I bet!) How is your writing coming?

  5. Way to go Julie! I have full confidence that you can meet your goal. Go get em!