Keeping your Goals Limber and in Mind
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.
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
Don Bovaird: The Tree Man
Carolyn Wehr: The Conqueror
Buddy: The Desert Dog that Loved the Snow
(Two other Animal stories) – maybe of my rescues?
Maybe a compilation of other rescues???
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!!
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!