skeletons in our closet

Or you could call this our past goal.

Our first year of marriage, we created a list of goals.  One of those was to buy our retirement home within 15 years.  We wanted to be paying on it before we actually retired.

We bought our retirement home 2 years later than we had planned, but we did it!  We bought a beach house.  We even signed the contract for it on our 17th wedding anniversary. As I write this now, we are vacationing in it.

Although we were two years late in buying this house, it has had the biggest impact on us when we talked about new goals. We now know we can reach goals we set. Twenty years ago, when we first married, the idea of buying a retirement home in 15 years seemed impossible.   Living at the beach is our next long term goal.  Can we make it in 9 years?

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