Great Expectations of 2013 and Beyond

What are your great expectations of 2013 and beyond? Do you plan to travel more? Not work as much? Spend more time with friends and family? Do more things that you have on your life goals list so you can finally mark them off the list as completed. Or set other goals for yourself that may not be on a list?

Everyone has expectations of what they want out of life or to the point what they want to accomplish/hope to accomplish during the year. Or even a few years down the road.

I would love to work less then I do now or at least get out of the so called cubicle and back into full-time travelling. That is on my agenda. To start saving money so I can move away from this settled down life I am living and move into a more nomadic life I had years ago when I was backpacking through Europe. I want to get back to that type of long-term travel where I do not have to punch a time clock day in and day out. That is something that I want to strive for; being able to be on my own time and not someone else’s time. Set our own time for things we want to do in life. Set our own clocks. Set time aside for me time….. Not work time. Not I have to do this (time). But time for us to go out into the world and do more, see more, spend more time with the people we love. Or do more things we have always wanted to do but never get around to doing them.

Saving money is one of the things I expect to accomplish this year. It will bring me a step closer to leaving cubicle life behind; to reach for more of a nomadic lifestyle.

Travelling more is another expectation of mine. May not be able to travel to all the far off places I want to go to this year. But travel of any kind is a step in the right direction. Travelling to Dublin, Paris and Rome for two weeks in June is a step towards travelling more. It might not be as much as I want, right now, but travelling for two weeks to Europe or anywhere is better than not traveling at all.

Completing more of my life goals is something else I expect to accomplish this year. There are so many things on my list and I would love to work my way through them before I end up adding more to the list. If that is possible……. I expect to complete some of my life goals while I am traveling since they pertain to eating certain foods I have never tried. Another thing I expect to do is work on some things from my list during the summer when the weather is nicer and I can accomplish some of the things I have always wanted to do i.e. learn how to surf  and water ski.

Another thing I want to do more of is spend time with family and friends. I want them to know how much they mean to me no matter how busy I may get in my life. We all need to find time to spend with our loved ones. To let them know that no matter how hectic our lives may get that they will always matter to us.

As you can see, I have many things I expect to accomplish. ‘Great Expectations’ is what I am calling it.

What are your ‘Great Expectations’ that you want to accomplish or expect to accomplish this year and beyond?