I've been thinking a lot lately about what I want to be doing with my life (when I grow up). JK! Obviously I am grown up -- and yet, the question still comes up for me -- WHAT DO I WANT TO DO WITH MY LIFE?
Or I guess, more specifically:
What do I want my days to look like?
Where do I want to spend different parts of the year?
Where do I want to spend the winter? The summer months?
How will I help take care of my parents as they get older?
Yes, these are lifestyle questions. But they are also, of course, financial decisions. The more choice you want to have, generally the more money you'll need. Or even if you don't need more money per se, you do need to be more creative in thinking about how you are going to set up your dream lifestyle!
Have you taken the time to think about first, are you happy with where your life presently is now? Are you happy with where things are going? Let's just look at this year -- have you looked out for the next 9 months until December and made sure there are things you would like to plan? It can be personally (health, family, trips, etc) or professionally with your job.
We will get into planning later, but for now I'd like you to just take out your journal, find a quiet hour or so, and just let your mind wander and go for dreaming BIG! What would you absolutely LOVE to have happen this year??
Add your thoughts in the comments below! I would love to hear what you're dreaming about! Or feel free to write me directly at shiuan @ shiuan butler dot com !