Future Projections
Keeping your Goals Limber and in Mind

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Yesterday, I told you about how I started blogging and how that in time, led to writing my first and current book. Today I’m going to talk about future projections.

It’s always difficult to make future projections because I don’t know where I will be sight-wise in 3 years, 5 years or 10 years down the line. So I don’t create any expectations for myself.

I just focus on the sight I have at the moment and enjoy seeing the most I can

But I’m finding more and more how important it is for vision-impaired people to set goals and make future projections in both their professional and personal life.

Without carefully setting goals, vision-impaired people are more likely to fall into the pit of depression or, at the very least, indifference, or focus on our circumstances rather than our abilities and live a rich, full life.

Setting professional goals is easy for me. Writing is something that can go on no matter how much my sight deteriorates–at least I think it can with the progress of computer programs these days. So I’ll focus on that first.

BOOK GOALS

In the past, I haven’t been able to accurately predict how fast I’ll write a book or how many articles I will write per year. But I’ll share what goals I have for the books I envision myself writing:

The ‘Mobility’ Trilogy
Mobility Matters: Stepping Out in Faith – Mobility Series Book One
Cane Confessions: The Lighter Side to Mobility – Mobility Series Book Two
Second Sight: How Mobility Had Walked My Faith – Mobility Series Book Three

The ‘Light’ Trilogy
Fading Light – Story of my vision loss and travels
Heavenly Light – Story of cross-cultural love and loss
Traveling Light – Stories of my “Divine Encounters” while traveling abroad

Hometown Series
Don Bovaird: The Tree Man
Carolyn Wehr: The Conqueror
Hometown Heroes

Animal Series
Buddy: The Desert Dog that Loved the Snow
(Two other Animal stories)  –  maybe of my rescues?
Maybe a compilation of other rescues???

Travel Books
The A to Z book of Travels –
This book will contain glimpses of various cities and cultural entities from overseas life. I kind of envision it as a coffee table book with pictures. I can’t wait to write this book!!!

Ecuador: Tackling the Interior Jungle
I have so much of this book written. I just need to write about my trips to Quito and Banos.

I have tons of ideas for articles and devotions. I hope I can write them before I forget them!!

PERSONAL GOALS
I’m not so sure about them. Trusting God take me down that road and focus on the goals He has set out for me. I don’t know if they involve marriage, travel, ministry or missionary work, or what but I want to be ready and step in the goals when they present themselves.

It’s good to remind myself that I’m not just stagnant, that in spite of my ongoing vision loss, God has a perfect plan for me. Blindness Awareness Month is a good time to remind myself that I need to set goals for the future and participate in life fully. Be active. Use my time wisely. There’s so much to accomplish and do! I don’t want to take any day for granted!

What do you envision for yourself 3 years, 5 years, 10 years down the line? Have you set any specific goals in your professional life? Your private life? If so, please share them! 

You have just read “Future Projections” by Amy L. Bovaird. Copyright October 3, 2016. Please take a moment to leave a comment and I’ll get back to ‘ya real soon!

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  • October 4, 2016 at 7:46 pm
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    I enjoyed you blog but the best part was trusting God to take us down the road. Some people seem to “forget” about God but he is a big part of my life and I also know he has a plan for me. Thank you for visiting my blog, TheMarthaReview.com I’m following you now!

  • October 4, 2016 at 10:44 pm
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    I don’t really like planning too far ahead. I have my yearly goals and that’s as far as I’ll go. But life can change at a moment’s notice. This time last year, we had no idea that we would have packed everything up and moved country. Now we’ve got the travel bug and jokingly suggest moving somewhere else but deep down, we’re both seriously interested in moving again. My goals have completely changed in the last 12 months, so a little at a time works better for me. Oh and 5 years ago, I didn’t see myself in a new country with two kiddos.

  • October 5, 2016 at 12:49 am
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    How wonderful to hear from you, Martha!
    So glad you share my views on trusting God to show us what to focus on as we move forward!
    Welcome to my community!
    Amy

  • October 5, 2016 at 12:55 am
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    Hi Alexandria,
    I totally get how you don’t want to plan too far ahead. What country are you in now? So cool that you can do that and both of you have the same interest in traveling. Do you have young kids? What an adventure to changing countries as a family!
    Thanks again for taking time to respond!
    Amy

  • October 5, 2016 at 10:32 pm
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    One of the girls is 4y and the other 8m. It’s a big adventure for them, especially the 4yo. She’s loving it so far and really enjoys her new school and making new friends. We’re now in Canada, back to the town I was born in. Don’t remember any of it! It’s been great meeting family friends and exploring places my parents grew up in.

  • October 6, 2016 at 1:26 am
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    Hi Alexandria
    That just sounds wonderful for everyone!!
    So glad that it’s been a big adventure and how cool is that to explore places where your parents grew up and meet new family and friends!
    Wishing you lots more adventures for now!
    Amy

  • October 9, 2016 at 9:30 pm
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    Hi Amy. Setting goals are wonderful. I believe in being intentional or we’ll never know when we’ve arrived. LOL. With that being said, they’re not rules to live by or get stressed over. They shouldn’t be so exact we don’t leave miracle room as I like to say. God’s will first in my life. I have lots of goals in writing, our ministry, church, and projects on our house, etc. However, I only set lengths of time on the nearest ones…and that’s starting dates; not ending ones. LOL. Progress is one of my favorite words. LOL. Hope to talk to you on the phone this week. Be blessed.

  • October 10, 2016 at 5:04 pm
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    Hi Jena,
    I like your way of thinking! Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy day to comment!
    Love, Amy

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