It’s strange how my goals can shift. This time last year I was thinking about cranking my runs up. Eyeing up some longer trail runs. Trying to find ways to fit them in during school hours and work. Then building towards a 22 mile Moors run. Something to aim for during the winter months.

Fast forward a year and the thought of trail runs has long gone.

Now just a walk across the farmers field to that tree in the distance seems like a real goal. An aim. Something to dream about. How many times can we get to that tree over the next few months.

Until life resets again then that is something to hold onto. I realise it’s important to be realistic. To take account of the circumstances that are currently in place. Short term goals need to change to take account of this. But I can still dream on a grander scale. Push that horizon further. Hold those dreams close and maybe one day when life shifts, and it will, they become the achievable goals.

60 thoughts on “Goals

  1. Sometimes its just important to appreciate we have legs to walk, its also wonderful to have goals..daily life can SEEM mundane but somehow there is a miracle in being alive. And sometimes its not the grand gestures or huge achievements that matter the most, sometimes its just the simple things and the fact you front up every day to live and give love to your.. โค

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  2. That right! I have a dream, a hope, a plan for ten years down the road. It keeps happy to think about it when things are difficult. Meanwhile, I get through each day as best I can and find ways to have fun. And keep dancing๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’ซโœจ๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ’Œ

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  3. Every dream has a pathway of steps, some steep, some more levelled out, and we change our shoes to take account of the terrain as we journey toward our destination, because the dream is always the light on the horizon, .

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  4. I like realistic – kinda sucks sometimes though

    I am half dreamer and half realist lol – so I clash with self once in awhile

    One year ago … I was still healing from surgery and working at my school with my kids โค๏ธ…

    But also dealing with a lawyer who wasnโ€™t helping me, and still had personal sadness … I wasnโ€™t even blogging yet.

    Wow ๐Ÿ˜ฎ when I look back like that and itโ€™s just been a year – it seems like an eternity ago ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    Ok you just blew my mind.

    What a difference a year makes.

    I wonder what 2025 be like ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ whoa ๐Ÿ˜ฎ we be far enough from 2020… so what is that gonna be like?? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Crazy!!

    I am a planner… and I do aim for things … it just that word โ€œgoalsโ€ that bothers me a little. I have aims… things I take aim at because I want that… kinda similar but with the word goals I kinda feel like you must be a straight shot – as in solid … life doesnโ€™t usually come solid like that… so not always a straight shot

    I would be too disappointed if I said something was my โ€œgoalโ€ and didnโ€™t get it.

    But with an aim… I can aim at something … but any variety of life in that area that I want would be amazing too.

    Life is too unpredictable to me. Itโ€™s very similar – but again I have that realist side so that makes me think of all the variables. See itโ€™s a struggle lol

    But that is crazy to think about one year ago ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ณ I wasnโ€™t even blogging then ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ whoa my whole life was different!!! Completely!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ whoa

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  5. What kind of a dream goal is a 22 mile moor run? Sounds hellish ๐Ÿ˜‰. Iโ€™m with you on holding on to those long term goals and dreams. I have more short term goals too and they make me happy if I achieve them. Mini dreams. Hope you are ok my friend. X

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  6. Yes, there is definitely a need for short term goals. There is also a definite need for dreams. Itโ€™s a good combo. Short term and long range forecasts…. things to ponder and things to smile about. The smiling bit is important. It means that the hoping and dreaming bit is still working! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  7. Gary, there’s a online uprise today. First it was WordPress… now my grocery store was acting super duper wonky. Then it locked me out of my own account. Oh, there’s the email I need to reset my password! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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