Money Talk: What are you working towards? What dreams do you have (1 year, 5 years, 10 years, 20 years)?
What are you working towards?
I am working towards right now, trying to figure out what I want to do when I retire.
Actually, if I want to retire.
I need a project. A goal, a dream, something like what my partner has, which is to go back to school and study physics.
Me? No way. No more school for me, I have paid my dues.
Do I want to just devote my life to Little Bun and his future Buns? NOPE. NOT AT ALL.
What about if I just travel around the world? Well, I can do that for only so long before it gets boring (yes, it gets boring).
Maybe start a business? Another one? A non-profit organization?
I haven’t figured any of this out yet, so my goals are the following:
- Work, take time off, Work, take time off – Wash rinse and repeat for 30+ more years
- Save money for retirement, but none of this Financial Independence Retire Early (FIRE) stuff – I’ll save when I save what I save, I am WITH Tim when he says that FIRE stuff is really extremist (it is, it is why I don’t read FIRE stuff)
- Keep blogging and Instagramming – Fun! Love this as a hobby, but I obviously am so Type A, I make it my mission to do it ‘perfectly’
What dreams do you have (1 year, 5 years, 10 years, 20 years)?
Ugh I wish I could tell you.
My dreams right now are pretty vain. I just want to live the way I am living, pretty much for the rest of my life, just with more money, and maybe a smidge less working. Or at least, working only what I want to work on, or only doing part-time work so I have more free time on a regular basis.
Of course I know as I get older I will be less likely to wear high heels often (we shall see, won’t we), and less vain about beauty…. (again, maybe!)..
I plan on retiring some day. When I am too tired to deal with the BS at work, and yet, the work that I do, is mentally challenging and FUN.
I enjoy figuring out puzzles, which is probably why I love blogging and helping people with their money problems.
I throw out questions, ask a few things here and there, and love ‘solving’ a puzzle.
But I guess if my partner and colleagues are anything to go by, people get tired of working at about 45, 50 tops. So I am going to aim to be somewhat financially stable and independent by that age (whoa, that’s only 10-15 years off), and then see what happens after that.
I feel like such a loser stating that I basically have NO GOALS except to Work, Relax, Work Some More, Retire One Day.
That’s so vague, and so unlike the Type A Planner in me, but that’s how I feel. I don’t know what the future will bring and I don’t have a clue or a goal of what I TRULY want.
Maybe I will in 5 years. Ask me again, then.
What about you? Do you have all this written down?
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