Thursday, January 1, 2015

Goal for 2015 and Bucket List

In the past, I've had goals in different categories.  Normally, I have work goals (for my day job), Sparkle Creations goals, and lastly, personal goals.  Last year I only made personal goals and this year, I plan to do the same.  Except, I only have one really important goal this year and I made up my mind when I went to see Oprah. 

Before I start, this is where I stand with Sparkle Creations.  I had hoped to re-open my store in 2015.  Unfortunately, since I'm in the middle of moving, I can't really do that.  One, I need a new business license for Oregon, since I have a Washington one.  Two, I don't think my in-laws would appreciate the mass amount of rubber in their house.  Three, my goal this year, will take any spare moment I have.  Now, don't worry.  I'm not closing Sparkle Creations.  I'm just not opening back up yet. 

My goal this year is to go back to school and get my Masters.  I plan to do a Masters of Education program, with an emphasis in Adult Secondary Learning.  (I'm pretty much getting a degree in what I already do.  I create training materials.)  I still want greater things for my day job career and I feel like getting my Masters is the next step for me.  The nice thing about this program too, is that if I ever wanted to do more than Corporate Training, I can get my teaching certificate and teach at a community college.

I started this prior to getting pregnant with Boston.  But I feel like if I don't make myself get back into this now, it will be years before I do.  So, I am making this my one and only goal.  Because I need to become an Oregon resident again, I won't be able to start school until the fall.  Aside from whatever Boston may need, I am putting everything else on hold.

Getting my Masters has always been on my bucket list.  Though I don't have any new progress to add or things to cross off, I thought I would include it. 

Bucket List
  • Visit China
  • Visit Laos
  • Visit all 50 states - California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Montana, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virgina, Washington, West Virgina, Wyoming
  • Visit Europe
  • Go to the Olympics
  • Go to every Disney park - Disneyland, Disneyland Paris
  • Go on a cruise
  • Explore Italy
  • Get published in a magazine
  • Get my Masters degree - Summer and Fall terms 2013
  • Create all day, every day
The one thing I love the most about being back home, is that Shannon, one of my best friends (was one of my roommates in college) from college lives here.  We have decided to take annual bestie trips (with Catherine too) and I'm so excited!  I'm hoping to start knocking off these states!

What are your goals for 2015?!?  I hope everyone is enjoying the new year!