.. in no special order.
- pay off the credit card
- keep Willow healthy
- save for a trip to Italy for our 25th anniversary
- declutter our house(s)
- meditate every day
- train and be able to walk 60 miles in 3 days for the Susan G. Komen foundation by 9/23/2011
- build up the emergency savings
- get our Virginia house ready to sell
- learn Italian
- have a blog that people will actually read
- max out our 401k’s
- simplify my life
- put together my family tree
I’m sure I’ll add to this list or subtrack from it from time to time. Goals, like sand, are ever changing. I think a good mix of personal goals and financial goals is what it’s all about. I am surprised that I have more personal goals than financial, as I used to be quite anal about finances.
If all goals are financial, you can lose touch with who you really are or who you want to be. Your whole focus is on money. There may be career growth, which is a good thing, but there is no person growth.
You may be telling yourself that you will work on your person growth once your financial goals have been met. Let’s face it, will we ever meet our financial goals? If we meet the ones we set today, won’t we just set more?
No personal growth can lead to stagnation. Feeling like you are stuck in a rut. Feeling like you are on automation. Not feeling as much joy in life as you can. Not truly living life.
Setting goals, financial and personal, will move you in the right direction to living your life more fully. Isn’t that what we all really want?