Have you ever come across a list of future goals you created as a child and realize that you’ve failed miserably at life? I’m back home visiting in Central New York and discovered that my Mom framed my life failings in a scrapbook. The goal list below I created at 13 years of age as I was going through a painfully embarrassing X-files and Elton John obsession (painful = alienated friends and loved ones).
Sadly, I can only say that I’ve succeed in accomplishing goals #1 (David Duchovny), #2 (emails count, right?), #3 (Loves Her Gun), #9 (can I swap this out for the SAG Awards?) and #10 (Vancouver).
I’ve written out my goals below in case you get lost once my ADD kicked in and I got bored in filling in the rest of the list with color. I’ve also left my typos and punctuations errors in all their teenage glory.
What were your prepubescent goals?
1.) Meet Elton, David (Duchovny), Gillian (Anderson), Chris (Carter) Etc.
2.) Write letters to over 700 people.
3.) Make a movie.
4.) Write songs, with words, piano.
5.) Save, raise alot of money!
6.) Get every conceivable Elton John CD.
7.) Get every conceivable X-files thing.
8.) Write a book.
9.) Go to the Emmy’s!
10.) Go to Vancouver, Atlanta.
11.) Appear on TV, hopefully X-files, nation (?)
12.) Dogreat in school, valicotorian.
13.) Raise money for poor in school, spruce them up.
14.) “Become a teenage idol” Elton once said.
15.) Go to a trial.
16.) Make a TV show.
17.) Prove aliens exist before Mulder does.
18.) Make everyone proud!