My Long Term and Short Term Goals

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Professional and Personal Goals December 12, 2011

Someone famous once wrote, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” That’s deep! But, in a way, it’s obvious and should go without saying. However, so many people try to just jump the whole thousand miles at once and seem to forget that careful steps and rest stops must be made along the way to successfully (the main word is successfully ) complete that journey. I’ve had my goals and aspirations for a long time but I’m not sure that I ever started out in the most organized fashion. My professional goals remain the same but I now realize that effective time management is the main way to achieve my goals in a less stressful manner. I understand
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My original plan was to pursue my Bachelor’s Degree after my sons graduated college, since I support them financially, but when I realized that most of the hospitals require nurses to have a bachelor’s degree, I decided that the sooner I start working towards my professional long term goal, the better. It goes without saying that the two most important milestones to achieving this goal will be my sons’ individual graduation days.
My personal long term goal is to go back to my country of Haiti and offer my assistance to those who have experienced and still experience the hardships and tragedies which the country has undergone. When I left home and came to the United States, I came with a high school diploma but could speak no English. As a single mother, I raised my four sons, worked, and went to school. With the help of scholarships and financial aid, I obtained an Associate Degree in Nursing. I want to “pay it forward”, as they say, and give back to my country so that others could receive the same opportunity as I did. This long term personal goal will be greatly influenced by finances. Therefore, one of the milestones to achieving this goal is tied into my professional goals (both long and short term). I will need to acquire one of those more stable positions at one of the area hospitals and I will have to be working there for at least a few years before I would feel comfortable enough to ask for time to return to my country to assist. This is where a timeline
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