Sunday, November 25, 2012

The Goal Evolution

I've been going over my posts for the past few months, and dang have I gotten boring. I need to apologize for putting you to sleep.

To My Wonderful Reader,
First I would like to thank you for visiting me here. When I started this blog in January, I was getting a measly 15 page views a month. I got so excited when I hit my first hundred page views. Then, last month, I exceeded 1000 page views for the first time ever! I was so excited I immediately called my boyfriend on Skype to let him know the good news. When I watch the number of page views rise every day, or right after posting a new post and getting 25 page views in 5 seconds, it makes me feel like this Lupus journey is really worthwhile. I can only hope you get as much out of this site as I do.
So I'm sorry that I haven't been delivering good quality content. I've let writing become a chore and it shows. I promise I'll work on stopping my writing from sounding like it's written for the Snooze Show.

Love, Megan

Okay, now back to today's prompt: How have your goals as a patient/advocate/person evolved?

The Evolution Of Goals

It started out when I was 5 or 6. I was playing soccer (football in the rest of the world). The whole point of the game was to score goals. I never really liked it. I preferred to pick the weeds that grew on the field. I never really understood the game. I still don't.

Okay, I'll stop goofing around and get serious. 

For the first six months, my goal was to get diagnosed. And cured. Diagnosed and cured. Because there's a cure for everything but cancer and HIV/AIDS, right?

Then I was diagnosed. Cool, one down. Time to get cured. 

What?! There is no cure?! I have to stay like this forever? Well this sucks.


I had to come up with new goals.

Like: 

Raise a gazillion dollars for lupus cure research. 250 down, a bazillion more to go.
All The Things Meme

Become the healthiest sick person on the planet.

Write a book about my experience.

Knock out my bucket list

Learn to live with this stupid thing (It's like an annoying roommate who keeps playing pranks on you while you sleep).

Help other Lupies with their diagnosis.

I plan on accomplishing all these goals in the next ten years. Maybe the next 5. But the bucket list one will take forever. I have a pretty long bucket list.

The great thing about goals, is once you complete one goal, ten more pop up. I'll never run out of awesome things to do in my lifetime. I'm pretty sure after killing the "healthiest sick person" goal, that's going to put "Olympic something-er" on there. Oh, and running a 5k is on my list, which I'm thinking of doing this February. Gotta start training.

What is your number one goal?





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