My Top 5 Life Goals | Utah Wedding Photographer

My short term goal in life is to become a travel wedding photographer and I want to eventually run my business from anywhere in the world.

If I wanted to pack up and leave Utah without it disrupting my business, I want to be able to! I hope to have over half my weddings for the 2020 wedding season be outside of Utah. Carson and I have family in California and he’s always toyed with the idea of moving there. His job would allow him to transfer basically anywhere in the US and I want to be able to go with him if he decides to! 

I want to get married and start a family.

I’ve always been raised in a very family oriented lifestyle. Even today, Carson and I both live about 10 minutes away from our parents. We see them all the time and I think that’s important. Growing up my grandparents played a huge role in my life because my mom is a single mom and needed help getting me and my brothers to where we needed to be. I want to raise my kids in a lifestyle similar to what I experienced as a kid. It was very nurturing and supportive.

My top travel goal is to visit all 50 states and visit all the continents at least once.

I’ve only been to 14 of the 50 states and I’ve been to 4 of the 7 continents. Carson and I want to take a road trip through the PNW and down into California next summer and I can’t wait to start planning it! Some of my other major bucket list travel locations are Bali, Australia, New Zealand, Iceland, Scotland, Peru, and Antartica. 

I want to become debt free.

I was fortunate enough to graduate college without any student loans, but credit card debt is another story. I paid for my car in cash and I’ve been raised to be very frugal. However, like I said, I like to travel. And sometimes you just have to spontaneously book a trip for the hell of it and that’s what I love my credit card for! However, my goal for the next 6 months is to pay it completely off and stop using it for a while. This would force myself to pay for everything in cash and be much more conscious  about spending money. 

My ultimate long term goal is to retire later in life and own a farm.

I’ve ALWAYS wanted chickens. And the second I have a yard big enough, I’m getting a coop and some chicks. But later down the road, I want a few acres of land where I can build my dream home, dream garden, and have all the cats, chickens, and other cute animal friends in the world. 

All in all, my top goal is to be successful in life and these 5 goals is what ‘successful’ looks like to me.