Five things I would regret if I did not accomplish them in this lifetime

The goals you set for yourself are personal; they do not have to be a massive production.

Sara Burdick


Photo by Kyle Glenn on Unsplash

When I was at home, I thought a lot about life. I have such a great opportunity; sometimes, I feel like I am letting it slip away.

So it made me think about a few things I would regret if I did not achieve them in this lifetime. These are a few things that are easy to reach, and I have to take my own advice and put in the time, energy, and effort to achieve them.

These are not my big overarching goals; these are the ones I think about daily. I often think the little things matter, and these are my little goals, but to me will make a significant impact on my life. I promise to live a life worth looking back on and saying I did that; how cool and crazy.

Maybe I might also think, why was that so important? Who knows, but at this time in my life, it is.

First of all, how did I determine what would take priority?

Simple, I thought, if I had only one day to live, what would I have like to say I accomplished at this moment?

This list was different than my list four years ago.

These are the five immediate goals I would like to work on, as I have more long-term bigger goals; these are ones I can work on now to progress into the longer-term goals slowly.

Creating a beautiful food forest, so to create this, I have dedicated 1–2 hours every day to work in my garden.

My current obsession has been planting foods, and fruits that will continue to flourish long after I am gone, so a lot of trees. Papaya, Avocado, Plantain, and Coffee.

The goal is slowly forming, as I have about five Papaya trees growing and two beautiful avocado trees. Yesterday I moved a few Plantain trees around and cut ones that have fruited already — fun fact: they only fruit once in their life; I learned this yesterday.

I also stole a few coffee berries from the tree next door and planted two seeds.



Sara Burdick

I quit the rat race after working as a nurse for 16 years. Travel and Storyteller. I live in Colombia.