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#Goals and #LifeGoals

We all have seen #goals next to some picture or description of something completely ridiculous. Hell, we’ve probably all said it at some point or another. For today’s Thinking Out Loud, I thought I would share some of my #goals with you all (both serious and in jest).

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So let’s start with the more serious #lifegoals:

1) To have a healthy, happy, and fulfilled family. And, to prevent the occupation of my other five points, let’s just say all that goes along with having a healthy, happy, and fulfilled family for a long, long time. That means happily growing old with Alex, being good parents to good kids, and not futzing our lives up.

We all know that I will be the end of him.

We all know that I will be the end of him.

2) To empower others mentally and physically, directly and indirectly. To have a greater positive impact on this world than I might know. And to be able to live my passion and make a living from my passion, even as those passions evolve.

3) To be a mom. And to be as amazing a mother to my children as my mom has been to me. 

TCMarathon mom

MOMMY and Me at Twin Cities 2014

4) Not be so serious all the time. I have a wicked sense of humor, but sometimes, I forget to be goofy. I used to be goofy. I feel like somewhere along the line, I was able to quiet parts of my perfectionism, but with it, I forgot how to be silly and “hyper.” I would like to get some of that back.

crazy face suz

5) To be better about keeping in touch with people. Sometimes, I feel like I rely too much on my blog to do the informing for me, when I know that many of my closest friends don’t read my blog. Writing a post is no substitute for picking up the phone and calling them. Though they know I would be by their side in a second, I also want them to know that I am interested in what they are doing now. 

Alright, alright, now let’s have some fun! #goals

1) Regularly clean, organize, and keep up with my house. I am not a dirty person, but I’ve gotten a bit too comfortable with the status of our current place, and I’ve kind of let it go… largely because I dislike our apartment and just want to get out. Or so I tell myself?

This is what we are dealing with currently.

This is what we are dealing with currently.

2) Explore Europe. I would love to go through Bavaria, the French Riviera, Tuscany, and the Grecian islands. Our honeymoon and my trip during school only whet my appetite, and I don’t think I will ever be satisfied! But first we need to win the lottery and then get Alex a heck of a lot of vacation time. 

Paris Rue Clare

Neither of those things are likely to happen!

3) Get a Corgi. This is happening this year, but it still is a #goal. 

4) Drive/be driven in an Aston Martin. Any make or model. Also a Tesla. That would be fun. But I’d prefer an Aston because that is what James Bond drives. 

Aston Martin Vanquish Volante 2014. I would be a Bond girl for one

Aston Martin Vanquish Volante 2014. I would be a Bond girl for one

5) Run the Boston Marathon. I know that I will do it one day, if it still matters to me. I don’t know if I will every really try to qualify again, but I would like to run the race, to experience the fight and the spectacle. To be able to wear that jacket (whatever color it may be) and get the stuffed unicorn and wear the unicorn medal. 

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I know, I know, not perhaps not the most outlandish, but I am a pretty practical person, by and large. And I guess I wanted to pick some things that might have a chance (cough except for the cleaning bit cough) of happening. 

Oh, and the wearing a sari life #goals? will be achieved this weekend!

Also achieved? Becoming a Powerpuff Girl.

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Have a great weekend, everyone! I am going to go gallivant (I made it a verb, go with it) about in NYC and tackle hug my old friends. And try not to embarrass myself in traditional Indian dress. You know how highly unlikely it is that I will be able to keep my comportment about myself….

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  • Reply Sarah

    It’s funny how goals change and evolve over time. I too need to pick up the phone and call some of my closest people. Sometimes I feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day.

    April 21, 2016 at 6:10 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I agree with you there, that is for sure.

      April 24, 2016 at 8:25 am
  • Reply Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious

    I’m with you on the needing to be more goofy. I used to be known in college for it but somewhere along the line I became serious.

    April 21, 2016 at 6:20 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      And the world is just too serious for us to be so serious!

      April 24, 2016 at 8:24 am
  • Reply Bri

    Omg yes to getting a corgi!!! I highly approve of long and short dogs 🙂 🙂 Also with you on most of these goals, including wearing a sari. I’m dying to be invited to an Indian wedding one day!

    April 21, 2016 at 6:23 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      What about an Indian wedding with corgis??!

      April 24, 2016 at 8:24 am
  • Reply Jessica

    I love this! And getting a Corgi is a pretty great life goal too. 🙂

    April 21, 2016 at 6:42 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I mean, they are awesome, right?!

      April 24, 2016 at 8:23 am
  • Reply Emily @ My Healthyish Life

    I love this post 🙂 Your life goals are all very similar to mine, and the 5th one struck a chord with me. I rely on my blog too much for “informing” people too. I assume everyone reads it (LOL) but I should do a better job at staying in contact. Have fun in the city! I “lived” there for 2 months but hopefully for longer one day 🙂

    April 21, 2016 at 7:14 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I assume that everyone reads it and that no one reads it. It is bizarre.

      April 24, 2016 at 8:23 am
  • Reply Linda @ Veganosity

    Excellent life goals/priorities, my friend. I’ll be on the look out for a corgi that needs rescuing, when I find one I’ll let you know asap. Have fun in NYC! I’ve only been there once and loved it.

    My life goals at the moment (I don’t like to think too far ahead these days, it makes life go too fast) are finishing the Chicago Marathon, growing my blog’s viewership, and watching my kids graduate from undergrad and grad school this year and next summer. Once they’ve done that I can start making goals that involve trips to exotic places. #nomorecollegetuition #financialfreedom

    April 21, 2016 at 7:29 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      OMG I remember when my mom and dad paid their last tuition payment. It was hilarious. And you are definitely on your way with all of your goals!

      April 24, 2016 at 8:22 am
  • Reply Gretchen | Gretchruns

    My top #lifegoal is the same as yours- just have a happy healthy family. I’m not sure if that means kids or not, but for now I just want Dan and Selma and me to all be happy together 🙂 You know I’m down to travel whenever so if you need a travel buddy…hit me up 😉 My craziest #goal is to move to Costa Rica, buy a ton of land and rescue dogs. What could be better than living in a beautiful place with the best coffee and live with bunches of pups!?

    April 21, 2016 at 7:45 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Hahahahahahahah omg I love your #goal. And also? I want to be YOUR travel buddy!

      April 24, 2016 at 8:21 am
  • Reply lindsay Cotter

    enjoy NYC! i like it during holidays. that’s about it though. LOL! too much for me. But fun to explore and galavant! haha

    April 21, 2016 at 7:52 am
    • Reply lindsay Cotter

      i mean gallivant. 😉 power puff girls rule! life goal!

      April 21, 2016 at 7:53 am
      • Reply suzlyfe

        I did it wrong the first time too, haha

        April 24, 2016 at 8:21 am
  • Reply Heather @Fitncookies

    My life goal is to be healthy and have a family that grows old. Goals right now include organizing my house, trying to get rid of things and just clean it up, and be the best mom I can be (which includes working on patience… ha). I Love NYC! Have a blast!

    April 21, 2016 at 8:17 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I feel like being a mom is the ultimate trainer of patience!

      April 24, 2016 at 8:20 am
  • Reply Suzlyfe's mommy, Clare

    “You had me at Hello”………
    Seriously, your #3 goal just got me! Cue the tissues–
    you and I are not only mother and daughter, mommy and kid, saint and sinner(haha)—–we are friends who get each other and always have.
    That is a goal you have been achieving since the day you were born.
    We are so very fortunate to have the kind of relationship we have together.
    I love you beyond belief and I also really like you!
    And you still are goofy, don’t worry about that one.
    My horse (our) horse was named Moneypenny…… I get to drive the Aston Martin first ’cause I’m the mommy–and I’m older!

    Love you,

    April 21, 2016 at 8:44 am
  • Reply Emily

    I am SO blessed to read your life goals. I’m incredibly thankful for my mommy, and I’m so thankful that God predestined that she would be my mommy and that she would want to be a mommy. I know your kids, Lord willing, will LOVE their mom. You are a blessing and an inspiration to so many others Susie!

    April 21, 2016 at 8:47 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      As are you, Emily!

      April 24, 2016 at 8:19 am
  • Reply Jen @ Pretty Little Grub

    Europe can definitely be done without winning the lottery but it will require the vacation time.

    April 21, 2016 at 8:57 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      And who knows if that will ever happen!

      April 24, 2016 at 8:18 am
  • Reply Suzy

    I love how you made a comment about whatever colour the Boston jacket will be. Ha ha! I think your goals are fantastic, realistic, and ready to be met. Go get ’em.

    April 21, 2016 at 9:17 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I am sad not to have the teal one. I will admit it lol

      April 24, 2016 at 8:17 am
  • Reply Sam @ PancakeWarriors

    Love these goals – I’m in the same boat with the cleaning. Sigh. I love the goal to inspire and find a way to get paid doing it. You are a great coach, I’m glad that path has found you!!!

    April 21, 2016 at 9:18 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      So am I! Thank you Sam!

      April 24, 2016 at 8:17 am
  • Reply Amanda @ .running with spoons.

    I’m pretty bad at keeping in touch with people as well 😕 I keep thinking about it but then never actually follow through because of all the other stuff that comes up during the day. Bah. And corgis are definite #goals. I want to get another dog one day, but I’m waiting for the right time. And the right dog 😆

    April 21, 2016 at 9:26 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I hear you on that. And you’ve got a pup. There will be a right time 😀

      April 24, 2016 at 8:16 am
  • Reply Sarah @pickyrunner

    I always forget to reach out to friends outside of blogging. I’m pretty good about it with my friends from college, but my friends i met through blogging I rely on posts to keep in touch, when in reality, that’s only part of the equation. I’ll be like “I need to text Suz!” and then something else comes up and I forget. Ugh. Boston is 100% a goal of mine as well. Like you, I like realistic goals, nothing crazy. Ones I know I can actually achieve one day.

    April 21, 2016 at 9:50 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Otherwise, you are just setting yourself up for disappointment, right>

      April 24, 2016 at 8:16 am
  • Reply Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood

    I love this post! There definitely is a big difference between the two. I love your first life goal. I’m not super religious but every night I try to thank whoever is up there for, “keeping my family happy, healthy, and safe,” because everything else is so secondary and unimportant. I feel like if you have those three things you’re set.
    Also, your mom is the absolutely cutest.

    April 21, 2016 at 10:06 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I totally agree (especially about my mom :D)

      April 24, 2016 at 8:15 am
  • Reply Beverley @ Born to Sweat

    that powerpuff girl is hilarious haha. and owning a corgi should PROBABLY be your first goal… but what do i know?
    i dont really like to set goals, but i would like to deadlift over 200#’s so thats a nice short term goal to set my sights on!!

    April 21, 2016 at 10:26 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Um, that is so badass.

      April 24, 2016 at 8:14 am
  • Reply Erin @ Erin's Inside Job

    If Neil and I ever have an actual Indian party here in the city, you’re first on the list.

    April 21, 2016 at 10:26 am
    • Reply suzlyfe


      April 24, 2016 at 8:13 am
  • Reply Ange // Cowgirl Runs

    I’m with you on the keeping in touch. I regulary think about contacting people, but never do it. That’s not how it works, Ange.

    Oh, I totally agree if you don’t like your place it’s so easy to let things slide. My current condo was actually bought to resell, and then oil started sucking, so I moved in and I don’t love it. I mean, it’s great and I LOVE that I’m a homeowner on my own, but the layout isn’t stellar for me, so things slide. Whoops.

    April 21, 2016 at 10:49 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      We need to get ourselves put together.

      April 24, 2016 at 8:13 am
  • Reply Michele @ paleorunningmomma

    Keeping in touch gets harder and harder! No excuse I suppose and I guess so many of us deal with it. Your life goals are solid and you’re on your way to fulfilling! And 100% a healthy happy family is my number 1 goal, or wish I suppose! I realize I only have so much control but do the best I can for now.

    April 21, 2016 at 10:53 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Especially with all the illnesses running around your house 😀 But in terms of emotional and mental health, your family is amazing.

      April 24, 2016 at 8:12 am
  • Reply Cora

    You would make one badass Bond girl. And will make one badass mom. Your kids and you will be powerpuff fighting, running, Aston driving machines. Can’t wait.

    April 21, 2016 at 10:57 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Um, most epic family ever?

      April 24, 2016 at 8:11 am
  • Reply Laura @ Mommy Run Fast

    I love the variety of goals- family, personal, fitness, travel – I need to write these out for myself, too!

    April 21, 2016 at 11:11 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It was a really fun exercise!

      April 24, 2016 at 8:11 am
  • Reply Laura @ This Runner's Recipes

    I’ve never been to NYC (or any of the Mid-Atlantic/New England area). I’m bad about staying in touch so that’s a definite goal each and every day/week/year. Like you my other big goals are healthy and happy family and working as a coach to help others.

    April 21, 2016 at 11:45 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I think you are well on your way :d

      April 24, 2016 at 8:10 am
  • Reply Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    Good good stuff! When you go to explore Europe…take me with you 😉
    And no…not a fan of NYC!

    April 21, 2016 at 12:05 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      If I get to explore Europe… you got it

      April 24, 2016 at 8:10 am
  • Reply Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    What a fun post! Such good life goals. I could probably stand to address them too. Life morphs so much that you have to remake them at times.

    April 21, 2016 at 1:31 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Agreed. That is the beauty and the struggle, right?

      April 24, 2016 at 8:10 am
  • Reply Becki @ Fighting for Wellness

    I think we could all stand to be a little more goofy and silly sometimes. This is a serious, sometimes heartbreaking, world and I know that I have to work really hard to not let it harden me. Time to do something silly this weekend!

    April 21, 2016 at 1:37 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I think you have put the sentiment perfectly, Becki! And I definitely did. Maybe that will be my new “resolution” for the future!

      April 24, 2016 at 8:09 am
  • Reply Lisa @ Runwiki

    My life goal is simple… to love with all of my heart. Especially my beautiful little family. xoxoxo Have a good weekend.

    April 21, 2016 at 2:38 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Well, I can definitely say you are accomplishing that!

      April 24, 2016 at 8:09 am
  • Reply Lauren

    I’m pretty sure we’ve talked about how my boyfriend is obsessed with Corgis and we will eventually get one? If not, if you get one before Chicago in Oct. my boyfriend may ditch me and just hang out with your corgi.

    April 21, 2016 at 4:22 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Hahahaaha he could babysit our corgi for the weekend! (I will be gone!)

      April 24, 2016 at 8:07 am
  • Reply Sarah

    I also have a life goal on exploring Europe and being a good mom (some day in the far future!). My ultimate long term goals are to live a healthy, happy and loving life!

    April 21, 2016 at 5:49 pm
  • Reply Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine

    It can be really tough to keep in touch with old friends! I am still close with my friends from high school but we don’t talk alot except when we see each other every few months. I used to go to NYC all the time when I lived in NY. I love visiting, but it’s also a little intimidating for me. I can handle it for a few days and then I am ready to leave:)

    April 21, 2016 at 7:32 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I don’t see anyone from high school other than on facebook. I’m the worst.

      April 24, 2016 at 8:06 am
  • Reply Ellen @ My Uncommon Everyday

    I want to travel, be a mom, lighten up, and figure out what in all of the world I want to do with my life! Probably a lot of other stuff, too. Have an amazing weekend ❤️

    April 21, 2016 at 9:11 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Luckily, you have plenty of time to do all of these things!

      April 24, 2016 at 8:03 am
  • Reply Kristy @ Southern In Law

    I swear I feel like we’re the same person some times because our life goals are exactly the same.

    My current #goal? To pick ALLLLLLLLLLL THE APPLES when we go apple picking tomorrow and then spend the next few weeks eating them and making all the apple-y things 😛

    April 21, 2016 at 10:37 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      ARE WE THE SAME PERSON? It is a worthwhile question to ask!

      April 24, 2016 at 8:02 am
  • Reply Sarah

    hahaha corgis are the best! Jea has a corgi friend at camp, but our dog walker recently told us that, although the play with each other in the car ride to the park, they don’t really play with each other at the park… Jea loves to run and the corgi’s short little legs just can’t keep up! Hilariously adorable.
    Also, about saris, I generally found that Indian people LOVE it when white people wear their traditional clothing. I was worried it would feel like cultural appropriation, but I think they more just appreciated the interest and enthusiasm. No joke when we were in India, the crabby old granny took a liking to me after I wore a sari!
    Oh and also, re: the Aston Martin- you can drive fancy cars in Vegas! Obviously it’s expensive, but Joe just went for a bachelor party and some of the guys drove Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Maseratis… they had a lot of fun.
    also hahaha your mom cracks me up: “I love you beyond belief and I also really like you!” She’s so cute.

    April 22, 2016 at 10:05 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      My mom is ridiculous. I had the best time with you (and everyone else) on Saturday. I can’t even begin!

      April 24, 2016 at 7:44 am
  • Reply Jess @hellotofit

    I can easily be more reserved and pretty serious. I want to work on that!!

    April 25, 2016 at 10:46 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Check out my post tomorrow and you’ll see how I feel about it!

      April 27, 2016 at 3:48 pm

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