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"Each of us must come to care about everyone else's children. We must recognize that the well being of our own children is intimately linked to the well being of all other people's children. After all, when one of our children needs life-saving surgery, someone else's child will perform it. When one of our children is harmed by violence, someone else's child will commit it. The good life for our own children can be secured only if it is also secured for all other people's children. But to work for the well being of all children is not just a practical matter-- it is also right!" - Lilian G. Katz, Phd.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Blog Talkers # 67

What is your most important goal in life? Why? (Please elaborate) How do you propose to get there? (Or how did you accomplish it). What sort of sacrifices will (or did) you have to make in order to achieve this goal? Once you’ve accomplished this goal, how will this change your life?

I had thought I wasn't going to participate in these for a bit, but when I saw this question I realized I needed to do it for myself.

So many goals, so little time.
  1. Getting married to Chris
  2. Guiding my children happily and healthily into adulthood
  3. Finishing my bachelors degree, then going for my masters and PhD
  4. Building a career that excites and exhilarates me while helping others.
  5. Building a well balanced life with friends, family, and work all being tended to.
I think I am going to focus on my education. I have made a lot of sacrifices to get where I am and I still have a long way to go. The hardest part is that my family is making those sacrifices with me. Time, money, plus other things all have gone into this. At the same time, this is something that I am doing for me, which by extension helps my family.

In the meantime, I am horribly in debt, and overburdened, so it is looking tempting to give up, but I won't.

The benefits? Well, besides personal achievement, I should be able to build a career in something I love.