Long Term Goals

So lately I've been thinking a lot about future goals and aspirations and particular things I would like to do in my life. I think it's Spring season that does it to me. It makes me feel all hopeful and optimistic, like I can conquer the world! These goals, however, are looong term goals. Goals that need written down because they can easily be forgotten over time. Anyhow, here they are in no particular order: Scriptorian: I think I've mentioned this before, but I would really like to know the scriptures, particularly the Book of Mormon inside and out, I know there are great blessings that come with this and I don't want my knowledge of these great truths and my ability to teach them, to be limited because of the relaxed way I chose to study them through life. However, easier said than done. This is one of those goals I have to remind myself of often with the hope I'll be somewhere close to reaching it by the time Phil and I serve a mission :) Hair Stylist: Yes, people, I've always had a secret desire to go to beauty school. So right now, I'm thinking when my children are all enrolled in grade school, I'm going to enroll myself in beauty school. After I gain a clientel, I build a rad little salon in my house, garage, basement (whatevs) and cut hair! And I'll make my own hours! I am excited about this. My mom tells me she thinks I would be really good at this :) Dinner Party Thrower: I have seen or heard of some pretty, stinkin' cute parties in my day and I look at the clever person who came up with the great ideas, theme and creative party favors and I think, "how cute are they?" and I immediately want to be that cute. However, all of my few meager attempts at party throwing have failed miserably. Why? Because I don't have fun. It's expensive, I worry that no one will come, I'm not really equipped with the space to throw a rockin' party and I can't ever think of things that would actually make it cool. It's more like toss the paper plates on the table and with Papa Murphy's buffet style, and call it good. I know what you're thinkin..."Well then maybe party throwing isn't your cup of tea." But alas, the desire is there, so this is what I've decided: No parties, just dinner parties. I love eating and I love the art of fine dining. I would start slow, ya know, parties of 4 for now and as I slowly acquire the means (space, nice dinnerware...fun!, great recipes, etc.) for a great dinner party, I'll fine-tune my dinner-party throwing skills. For right now, I think this sounds fun. One day you'll be invited to one of my awesome dinner parties and you'll be like "Ah look, she did it. And what a fine dinner party it is." Cheers. (if for some reason it's still Papa Murphy's pizza buffet style , you are still allowed to think, "How cute is she?") Food Storage Expert: I have put this off long enough. I have used our current situation as an excuse that a 72-hour kit consisting of water and a lot of canned fruit (I can't help it. Fruit just always looks far more appetizing than that other stuff) is satisfactory. I would be lying if the shaky economy didn't help in spurring this newly found goal, but I'm going more with the attitude I'm doing it because I've been commanded to as opposed to the whole "the world's going to end" mentality. I've come up with a storage system that is going to work for our current situation and I would like to slowly acquire food (get good at the whole rotating thing) that we'd actually like to eat and that we'd actually know how to make while becoming informed as possible on the subject. So--if you've got any great food storage tips--let me know! Those are them, some more practical than others, but there you go.

9 comments:

  1. How great will it be to have my sister be a hair stylist! I will actually be able to afford to get my hair done regularly because if anyone should get a discount, come on, it should be me.

    I like this post, its got me wondering about my long term goals. Thankfully, I have no desire to throw fancy dinner parties. The whole idea stresses me out!

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  2. I'm glad you are thinking of these things and writing them down. It makes me think I need to do the same. Once again Jasmine...you are the inspiration

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  3. [Autumn, I don't know how affordable it will be to fly half-way across the country for a haircut. :)But she'll probably move back to you anyway.]

    I really enjoyed the breakfast party, so I think your dinner parties will be fabulous. I only like to hold dinner parties because I am more comfortable with the distraction of cooking. Going to them is a bit more difficult. But it does beat a normal party. Good idea with the food storage -- I think people just buy all sorts of stuff they don't know how to use and really wouldn't want to eat if they had other options. I'm lucky that we like the stuff that stores a while -- beans, rice, wheat, barley, etc. Definitely make sure you have a chocolate stash. Can you imagine having to exist for a year without chocolate?

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  4. And Elizabeth, with the chocolate stash, you just have to remember to rotate it. Often. And Jasmine, we ALWAYS think "how cute is she" no matter what you do! And I would totally let you cut my hair. Learn how to do highlights and color like Kayla does and time your debut around her retirement!! :) It would work out perfectly for me and really, the world revolves around me. ;)

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  5. Jazzy- we have so much in common!!! I am stunned. I hope those life goals come true for both of us. You would be an awesome hair stylist, and party thrower! ;) You're so darn cute.
    Love ya
    Jaci

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  6. I don't think there will be a problem rotating my chocolate. :) It never is. I would be delighted if you'd cut my hair! You'd be great at it. Just don't do anything I'd need to style.

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  7. Mmm! Papa Murphy's!

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  8. jazzy, i think your my sister from another mother...which i guess is true anyway b/c youa re my sister in law, but seriously we must have been separated at birth. i forget this since we hardly talk or get together, but those are seriously my secret aspirations. all four of them. although i hope you do better than me on the first b/c i have read the book of mormon atleast 1 time/year since i was 8 and i still am not where i should be. i think something is wrong with my brain. ha! i used to be the scriptorian when i was younger and then my cute babies ate my brain. who knows, maybe ill wait till im on a mission with tyler. im sure you wont have my goofy brain! anyway, now that this is a book, we are seriously going to have to open all those things together and will have lots of fun!

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  9. Jazzy - I love your long term goals...I want to adopt them all as my own! I will have to do my own goals post sometime!

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