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One thing I have learned as I’ve aged is that it’s pointless to try to predict and plan for the future. I’m a worrier, but worry is pointless. God even says in the Bible that worrying does no good. It won’t change your life for the better. It will only hurt you in the present. That’s why I’ve stopped trying to imagine what the future years will look like. I still set goals for myself and try to be proactive about my career and health, but the reality is that the future is in God’s hands and we will never be totally prepared for what it holds.
Which leads me to this post and totally ignoring everything written above. Where will I be one year from now? Where do I want to be one year from now?
If all goes as planned, this time next year, I will be married to my best friend and partner in crime. My last name will be different, and I’ll have changed all my important information to match my new name and “life.”
I know I want to be making more money, though how, where, why, etc., is a complete mystery to me. I have a couple of ideas, but they are all up in the air right now, so I’m holding steady.
I would love to no longer be living in St. Louis, but I highly doubt that will happen, unless something incredible happens and our lives move in a completely different direction.
My main goal is to be credit-debt free in one year. Is it attainable? I think so. Will it be easy? No way. Mike and I have made goals together to fight our credit debt, but since our recent engagement, all the extra money we were paying is being held to spend on wedding stuff. And let me tell you, that stuff racks up fast. We won’t be able to begin pushing hard on that debt again until June. In my mind, it has been a huge setback, but we also really want to get married and have a nice wedding. And by nice, I mean… LESS than 10k.
Of course, I also want to be a little more well-read and confident in who I am and what I am capable of. I think I can only become more confident in time, and that’s a big plus.
If I could manage those things, one year from now is going to look awesome. Even if I can’t, I’m sure the ride from here to there will be beautiful in so many ways. I know the last year has been.
What do you want your life to look like in a year? Is it attainable?