Today I turn 30 years old. THIRTY! It’s not so much that 30 feels old, I think it’s more that I don’t feel my age. I’m not sure what age I feel though. Now that I’m 30 I don’t think I’m considered a “young adult” anymore, probably just a real adult. Grown up time. I still feel a little bit like I’m just pretending, until I do things like pay huge bills or read about investing money.
I enjoyed my twenties, thoroughly. I graduated from Arizona State with my bachelors. I moved.. a lot. I moved from Arizona to Virginia, and from Virginia Beach to Connecticut. I got married! I got a puppy who is now a spoiled dog. I traveled to Europe and Mexico and visited quite a few states too. I really invested and dug deep into this business and decided what direction I wanted to take it. I discovered I’m quite good at baking cupcakes and had a little side business doing it. I made a lot of friends, and learned what it’s like to be a military spouse. I experienced a lot of new things and had a lot of adventures.
Mainly though, I think I really found myself during my twenties. I have learned being myself gets me miles ahead and happier than when I try to conform to what I think others think I should be. I’ve learned I really like who I am as a person. Not to toot my own horn, but I think my personality is fun and nice and pretty awesome. I can honestly say I know who I am, and mostly where I want to go.
With that being said, here are some personal goals for the next decade:
+ Visit at least 5 states I have never been to.
+ Visit a new country (hopefully Iceland or Ireland or somewhere in Scandinavia)
+ Take a new class
+ Pay off my student loans
+ Get our retirement figured out (this became tougher when my paychecks were no longer a regular bi-weekly thing)
+ Really adhere to purposeful spending. I am a very frugal and savvy shopper, however I often buy the cheaper thing just because it’s cheaper or on sale. While many times this is perfectly fine and acceptable, I think in some areas just buying the thing that’s better made, or maybe more expensive will save us in the long run because it will not have to be replaced.
+ Less tech time, more out in nature time
+ Do more acts of kindness
There are more, but I feel like these are a great start. After all, I don’t have to have them all figured out now. I have a few years to really figure these out 🙂
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