The other day I talked about why I matter, despite not being where I thought I would be at this point in my life. I do still have some of the same goals, though. When I was a freshman in college, I wanted to become a Lawyer and eventually be a Human Rights lawyer. Not one of the attorneys that goes after state agencies in "the name of the children", because honestly, I think they are kooks! No, instead, I wanted to literally be an advocate and fighter for the poor and oppressed, specifically in 3rd world countries!
While my current is still similar, I have hoed it down a little bit and really become passionate about a cause that I believe I will advocate, and fight for, the rest of my life. That cause is stopping sex-trafficking. I would love to get my Master's in Social Work, and then go on to law school. That way I could not only fight for their justice in court, but I could also counsel with them and help them heal from the trauma they have been through. I guess mainly, I want to be a light. I want to use the gifts and talents God has given me, to truly help others.
These goals feel lofty, but completely attainable. I think both of these aspects are so important when making long term goals. I definitely need to have something to strive toward, but I also need to be assured that I actually CAN achieve them.
What are your long-term goals? Do you feel like they are really attainable, even if it takes a lot of hard work?