This is me.
And lately, I have been obsessed with setting goals. Perhaps since I feel like 2012 is going to be such a good, healing year for me, getting started contemplating my goals (and especially writing them down) will help me on my way to success. I have already met one goal so far this year: be able to regain some normalcy in regards to my body image and self worth.
The rest of my goals are much more future focused. Obviously, you see from the picture above that my highest goal right now is to be the general editor for the Norton Anthologies. Encompassed within this big umbrella goal are the steps to this such as acquiring Masters degree, Doctorate, teaching English at a university, developing a school of critical theory, writing a book or five.
I also wish to change and enrich the lives of others through what I do. The last thing I want is for what I accomplish to not help others or for my work to only help in an academia vacuum.
A friend once told me that he read that a definition of hell is you now meeting the person you could have been if you had only tried harder. I believe it.
That’s not happening to me.