A week from today is my 24th birthday, which is INSANE! This year has been the CRAZIEST year of my life, by far. So much has happened and I know that as I get older, each year will get busier and busier with many more big changes! I wanted to write this post so that I can look back on it years from now and see how things have changed.
In my 23rd year of life I have done so many things that I never knew I would. I took my first plane ride, went on my honeymoon to South Africa, got a puppy, moved away from my hometown, and become 100% self employed.Going into year 24 I am trying to remember to live in the moment, be grateful, work on my marriage and cultivate better, healthier relationships with everyone around me.
I am constantly planning for the future and looking 10 steps ahead, I know that being present is very important and is one of my biggest downfalls. I am grateful for everything I have in my life and all of the people in my life, but I need to work on making that known to everyone in my life. I want to take a minute of everyday to journal and write down at least one thing that I was grateful for that day. As for my marriage, it has been going very well lately and I don’t know if I have ever been happier in my relationship. However, there are always things for each of us to work on and I want to make that a priority this year. I often get caught up in all of my work that my marriage is not something I think about as often as I should. When it comes to my relationships with my family and close friends I want to make sure I am spending time with the people that I love and making memories with them. I want my friendships to grow deeper and I want to bring my family together on a more regular basis.
I have so many goals for myself this year business wise as well and if I can push through, work harder than ever and reach my income goals my life is going to change dramatically. I have a reached a point in my life where I know that it is my true calling to help people. I love budgeting, saving money, and planning for our future. I know that is something that so many people struggle with and it causes so much stress. I aim to help people through E-books, courses, downloadable information and maybe even one on one consulting. Year 24 will be focused on turning this passion for helping others better their financial situation in a way that I can make a living from it.
If I reach my goals by the end of the year then my husband and I may be starting to try for a family this time next year. This is SO EXCITING and so nerve wracking. It is putting a lot of pressure on me, but I thrive on working under pressure. My desire to start a family will drive me and motivate me everyday to get sh** done! With that being said, 24 may be my last year without children, which is so strange to think about. It is very important to me to keep this in mind on a daily basis so that I can enjoy every little moment I have left before getting pregnant/having a baby.
Lastly, this year of my life is going to have a major focus on changing bad habits. I want to lose weight, gain muscle back and eat cleaner. This is not meant to be a temporary thing, but a lifetime change I want to make in order to feel better mentally and physically. I want to feel the way I once did in a bathing suit, not worrying about what people were seeing or thinking of me. I want to be confident again.
Heres to hoping that 24 is everything I plan for it to be!