Hi everyone! Today I wanted to share some goals I have that I will likely never reach.
I don’t mean that in a bad way, and I’ll explain that more later as the reasons why vary per goal. I don’t know if I’ll get all of them but here’s the ones that come to mind. Overall though none of these are improbable because I don’t think I would, I believe I could if I really wanted to and would do my best to making it work if I really wanted to go for it but you’ll see why I don’t think they’ll happen!
Here we go!
Summit Mount Everest
I kinda talked about this in my post yesterday. I don’t think that mountaineering is a hobby I’ll be able to dedicate myself to enough to do this. I live in Midwestern USA and if you don’t know, that means prairie land. My world is literally flat all around me! Therefore I’d have to travel a lot to learn and practice.
Sure, I could pay someone lots of money to take me even though I’m not prepared in any way to attempt that climb but that’s a hot issue topic right now and I don’t want to do that. Inexperienced climbers can cause huge issues, particularly when you get to the “death zone” where it would be very difficult to get out of a bad situation safely. Plus, I don’t have that kind of money to put into the training, permits, etc. plus I’m a princess and it’s cold up there.
Long story short, it is just a goal that I don’t think I’ll be able to accomplish.
The ship, not the movie. I’ve seen the movie. There are soooo many reasons this won’t happen. Just thinking of being trapped in an submarine or whatever sounds horrible. There’s no escape! I don’t consider myself claustrophobic but that does not sound appealing at all. Also is this even a thing anymore? Do people go there for like legit scientific reasons?
So I’d love to, I’ve read a ton about the ship but no thank you.
Run a marathon
I can see myself running a half marathon quite happily. I’ve done 9 mile runs before and really enjoyed them so I think I can handle 13.1. A full marathon though? I don’t think so. If I did I’d do the Chicago marathon of course because that’s home but I don’t think I’d enjoy it at all.
Star in a Broadway show or become a prima ballerina
I love musicals. If you’ve followed me for awhile you know this about me. And I’d love to be the star of a show! But I have never acted or sang in a professional setting. I’m too under qualified for this one.
I also took ballet in college for a bit and fell in love but obviously I’m much to old now to consider it as a possible career. It’s nice to dream though and I’d love to find adult ballet classes that work with my schedule and ability level.
But maybe someday!
This sounds super exciting and cool but it’s incredibly dangerous. Plus I think it’s illegal and I don’t particularly live my life to break the rules. I’m kind of a goody two shoes.
I choose life.
Be an astronaut
I wanted to be an astronaut until 2nd grade when a fellow student told me that the space ships couldn’t come back from space. They could only go to the moon, land, and you lived until you ran out of oxygen. Obviously this isn’t true but I didn’t know that so I didn’t stick to the dream. Now I have no science or military background and terrible eyesight which disqualifies me.
Sorry space. I’m sure we would have had a great time.
Swim in the Olympics and win gold
I used to swim in high school and loved it. I’d love to swim in the Olympics and get the top prize but just qualifying would be a long shot for me already! The training would be very intensive and I don’t think I could find it in me to dedicate myself to this goal.
I’ll take a gold chocolate coin though.
Get a law degree
I’ve considered doing a JD/MBA dual degree but I’m not made of money and I don’t think it would be worth it for me. It’d be another year of school, so no thank you. And maybe this isn’t so improbable, maybe I could get a JD later in life for fun but for now I am going to consider it improbable.
I do want to pursue the MBA though.
Be all natural
Sorry I like artificial sugar, buying cheap groceries, and so on. I just wouldn’t be able to survive! Okay that’s dramatic, I’m sure I could but I’m not willing to do the work for that. I know there are tons of companies that are making the move or starting out as all natural so maybe in time I can be mostly natural. But artificial sugar…
Also I live near an old nuclear power plant. I’m sure I’ve been exposed to something bad for me from that anyway.
Own a hotel
I actually wanted to open my own hotel in Hawaii during my high school years. Working on the event industry it made me less than eager to do so and plus I don’t really have an interest for that.
Also would living on an island be weird? Probably not since lots of people do it.
Get a dog
It sounds easy to do but here’s the situation. My dad hates dogs (seriously!) and he doesn’t want one in the house. I live with my parents with no intention of moving out anytime soon. I love living with them! So until I move out this is not only improbable but impossible. Even if they did agree to let me get a dog I am working all day most days. I work my full time job Monday-Friday, work with my dad’s landscape business one day of the weekend, and then I usually have plans the other day or I work on my blog all day. I’m busy! When I do live on my own someday I imagine I will probably be working a lot and not home very often. Plus I like to travel when the opportunity arises. I don’t think my ideal lifestyle would be compatible with a dog.
I totally want an Alaskan Malamute though.
Get a tattoo
I’ve realized I’m not likely to get a tattoo, even though I really want one. No, it’s not the needles or potential pain, or potential infection or anything. I just will never decide what I want! Do I want a bow and arrow but is getting a weapon on my body too weird? I can’t get a flower, that’s too girly but it’s so cute and why does it matter if it’s too girly? I do what I want!
Sigh, so many options…
Oh, I hear it from everyone. I’m too young, I don’t know what I want (see tattoo above), I’ll change my mind, etc. But I really don’t see this happening. It’s kinda like the dog issue. I don’t have time for that! And the last thing I would ever want to do is adjust my lifestyle for someone else.
I had a coworker who had a baby late last year tell me that she couldn’t afford to pay $200 for three tickets to see a musical because of her child. I’d never be okay with it if I had to chose between my hobbies and things that made me happy and spending money for a little human!
Now, sometimes I see little pink tutus and onsies and my sister says “your daughter would be the best dressed baby ever” and then I can see it for a minute. Then I remember babies cry and make noises.
Did you know babies make so much noise? I watch the SacconeJolys on YouTube. I started watching when Emilia was turned two (specifically when Zoe and Alfie joined the family to take Emilia to Peppa Pig World) and Eduardo was already about one I think. Now that they have the newborn Alessia she makes so much noise! I guess I assumed if babies weren’t wailing at the top of their lungs they were silent but she breaths so loud and grunts and stuff. She’s a cute noise maker but still.
I don’t like noises so this was very surprising to learn. And it wouldn’t make the offspring a good museum or musical buddy. Oh and those babies proceed to grow up to be toddlers that wake you at 5am.
Woe to those who disturb my sleep. I’ll play with your kids though!
I’m sure I have many more “improbable” goals, but these are all I can think of right now. I have to come clean now, I first titled this post “impossible” goals, but I thought that was a terrible title. Sure, a lot of these are completely out of reach but none of them are truly “impossible”. I’m glad I changed it and I feel like it fits much better now.
What about you? Do you have any improbable goals?
Thanks for reading!