Definition: a cherished desire; “his ambition is to own his own business;” a strong drive for success

My cherished desires have been:
go to college
teach school
teach middle school
teach college
be a missionary
go overseas
learn a foreign language
get a PhD
Somewhere along the way I added get married and have children.

I’ve done all those things. My husband is concerned that I have no future ambitions. I am happy with my life as it is.

If I could, I would:

learn to dance (so there, R, you have to do it with me)

go on an archaeological dig, preferably somewhere where it is not too hot. Maybe we could all go.

do a walking tour of the British Isles.

Hike the Appalachians. (I’ve wanted to do that for years.)

visit Australia and New Zealand.

finish my books and get them published. (I’m not sure I really want this to happen, but it would be nice if it did.)

get a full-time job teaching college.

Those are all things I want to do, but I am not sure R would think they were ambitions.