Nothing like working and waiting for the moment when you become a parent. All that and the whiffs of a midlife crisis.
Or at the very least considerations. About where I want to go from here. (And they are urgent enough to warrant writing about.)
I wrote earlier about my idea of a ‘kingdom of the soul’, or a ‘soul goal’. That’s about enhancing my experience of the world, of peace, calm, you name it. And focusing on ways to change my perspective to develop that experience.
Do it for myself as the first goal, for the rest of my life. Share the insights here.
But I have also stressed that there are still, and obviously should still be, outside goals: Things I want to achieve.
Here they are then, after some revision, and in no particular order:
- I want to raise my son to be the best human he can be. I write that deliberately. We all need to be more human, not man or woman, Muslim or Christian or anything like that. Boxes and categories are out.
- I want to create some income streams that are the most fun and fulfilling to do and maintain, be they related to more artistic endeavors or something else. And which give me a reasonably prosperous and secure life, all things being equal, measured with the yardstick of my home country. That would be a stick around 4-5000 dollars long per month.
- I want to create something worthwhile that can contribute to the world, with my girlfriend. We have some ideas and plans. And we need to make good on them. It’s never too late. And more importantly, it’s one of the reasons, I believe, that we are together.
- I want to be the best partner and friend and family member I can be. But I also want to find new friends, connections, relations, colleagues. I’m especially looking for people who have some kind of mission to make the world a better place, in their niche – whatever it is. It is the intent, I believe, that is enough to connect – for starters.
And those are other goals, ‘world goals’ or ‘life goals’, which I find quite worthwhile now. From this POV in time.
So much in fact that I think it’ll be a good while before I revise them again.