June 20, 2012

Goals (A Personal Post)

I want to talk for a second about having goals.

A goal is planning and (hopefully) trying to accomplish a certain want or desire you have. But there are different goals, short-term(0-1 month), mid-term(2 months-5 months), and long-term goals(half a year or more), and I want to highlight on long-term goals.

I have a dream of being a professional beauty specialist mainly focusing in doing coloring, make-up, spa treatments(like facials or masks), nail designing and so forth. Recently I have finally finished enrolling into this all-purpose beauty school that plans to teach me that and more. I have been in the school not too long now and honestly I didn't see myself wanting this 2 years ago.

During highschool, I had dreams to be a fashion designer, but because of a situation where I felt heavily discouraged I just fell far from that wish and losing all hope. After that I couldn't see myself doing anything... I was lost and confused but I just blew it off like it didn't matter to plan a career plan, drifting around the school as usual until graduation and then I can tell you, my mind went downhill.

At first, I was like ,"its summertime, so I have plenty of time to decide!" After summer I thought, "it will come to me soon.." And when winter rolled around, I grew depressed, so depressed I went into a state of mind where I was useless, that I couldn't do anything, I'd lay around and randomly cry at how hopeless I felt, why?

Think this way.. all of the people you hung out with at school are miles and miles away at some campus. The friendly, motivative teachers are at the school and you don't want to hang your head saying "Oh I still haven't deciding what I'm going to do or have a job." And you original best friends, all 8 of them, slowly drifting away, never having time to hang out or worst, end up fighting to the point they avoid the others and ends up as dust in the wind.

And of course, if you parents don't see you doing anything they will nag you everyday about doing something, and the way my dad was he would tell me how I don't care about my life and that I will end up working at McDonald's for the rest of my life.

Then one day I put my foot down and toughened up, saying to myself "I am going to be somebody."

So then after months of trying I finally planned out my career goals and I was set on being a beautification specialist.

I only wish that I had this realization sooner than later so I hadn't been a wanna-be vegetable.

And I know this must have been rather boring or long but I hope you guys won't end up like me and procrastinate your life plans, I hope that you choose things you like and not pick some JOB (something you are told to do for money) and have a fun CAREER (something you love to do or work as).

Now I ask..


  1. I really love this post, it brings out a splash of reality which I haven't seen in a long time. I can kind of relate to you, as being a junior in high school (or going to be one).
    My parents have exerted that kind of pressure on me, and I don't blame them. but like you, I can't really figure out what I want to be.
    I wanted to be a pediatrician, a lawyer, something with Big names. I then realized that it was my parents who wanted me to be that. I want, or wanted to be an Architect, but as I said before I can't really decide.
    But as my goals are heavily influenced by my Parents, I've never really been able to tell them what I truly want to be, because if I said I wanted to head to an arts college to study photography, I don't think they would take that well into their stride.

    Anyhoo, great post, really got me thinking.

  2. i dream of sex.

    jks, wanna marry me?x

  3. I change my mind so much when it comes to career choices. But for now I am just aiming towards Art & Design college. Then I will figure out if I want to move on to do fashion, interior design, make up artistry/beauty or something else. I've even become really interested in baking/cake decorating lol. o_o
    If I could I would do all of the above!
    I just want to do something I love, which is why I'm gonna have to work my butt off the next few years lol.

    I saw a quote yesterday,
    "If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough"
    & I think it's so true.


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