“What do you want to be when you grow up?” is a question everyone gets asked during childhood. My college aged daughter is now being asked: “What are you going to do with your life?” I’m watching this feeling bemused. I just turned 50, and no one is asking me: “What do you want to do with the rest of your life?” or even more to point: “What do you want to have accomplished when you die?” Truth be told, these questions are on a continual feedback loop in my mind. I find my peers, mostly finished with the heavy lifting child-rearing years, are engaging in similar exercises.
For the Future
After giving so much to develop a career and steward in a new generation, we’ve had little time to reflect about what we want for ourselves in the second half of our lives. Prioritizing your life goals should be a life-long process. It should not be one that ceases as soon as you get your last degree or first job. Take this short quiz to help you reflect on what you want to do with the rest of your life…no matter how old you are now. Know your life goals! It will be an important for any decisions concerning your future medical care or health.