The problem is more that most of my good friends are living my dream (stay-at-home-motherhood), and have been for about five years now.
|Yep, I know. Still want it.|
The problem is that I don't have any goals left besides motherhood:
Get an interesting advanced degree: √
Live in or near a couple great cities: Chicago (outside), Atlanta, NYC, √
Travel to interesting places: A dozen or so countries in Europe, one in the Middle East, and 38/50 states, before running out of money? √
Get published in an academic journal: √
Get published in not-an-academic-journal: √
Present a paper at a conference: √
Work for a(n arch)diocese: √
Work in publishing: √
So! I need to develop some life goals. No ideas how to do this.
I've got some small goals:
Shape up finances to a not-so-terrible place (depressing)
Get apartment to a not-so-messy place (depressing)
Get less terrible at cooking (depressing, and more importantly neverending)
Read voraciously (great fun, but there's no threshold to achieve here)
Maybe do some Shakespeare-related thing for his quadricentenary this year?
|I have, in fact, NEVER regretted attending a Shakespeare play.|
None of these provide overall motivation, though. None of them help me combat the feeling that I'm just filling time until my "real" life starts.
This would be so much easier if I had any career ambition whatsoever!
Anyway, suggestions are welcome, both for new goals themselves and for how to brainstorm/find new goals.
Until next time!