When you sit and you look at your life, what things did you believe you would have done at your current age? And how close are you to achieving them? While i understand we propose and God disposes, we all have aspirations.
I will start.
I thought i would have a networth of at least $1million by 30. Almost three years past 30, i am still recovering and trying to wrap my brain around the financial market crash in 2008 ish. I am not even halfway near that goal right now and highly illiquid. I am learning to self reflect but still trying to pay more attention to the assets i attempt to create in the future. I attempt to be more diligent and also try to remind myself that problems get bigger when i ignore, them rather than just disappear. I am a strong believer that wealth gives one better access to change. When you can pay the piper, its a lot easier to dictate the tune.
Working hard and smart very early will allow you to relax a bit further down the road. I expected to be a land lord extraordinaire running a school and charity simultaneously by now. Somehow, neither of these two have manifested outrightly. CAC registration has me shaking my head in delirious disbelief for the school. And i am party to a registered charity, so i am attempting to sit up and start collecting non-monetary donations from friends and family. I am looking to work with existing processes as i dont need my charity to be forefront, i just want to be a part of the giving process. A reminder that a dream delayed is not a dream denied.
Marriage – i was on the fence about for several reasons. My thought on this is that God answers prayers beyond what we ask him. He didnt send me a saint, he sent me a human angel. He knew what i needed and he delievered way more than it.
Being like my mother. Oh boy..this one took me by surprise, i am becoming more and more like my mother. And i am not sure even what to say about it. I find it very interesting. One thing about my mom is her kindness and kind words…this i hope to imbibe.
Writing a book. I thougt by now i would have written a book, but it has not happened yet. Maybe real soon. I will open Microsoft word today. I have some inspiration. Lets see how that goes.
Create a non-personal online community for women. When i say non-personal, i mean not centred around my own personal life, but rather the lives of others. I believe access to others helps us grow. It helps us see life positively for the most part. Kind of how i feel the need for a new mentor, i think many women will do well with one or a few actually. I have started building the site, but always seem to get sidetracked.
Those are somethings i could easily come up with. All in all, i have started making peace with life in terms of professional aspirations. For my emotional aspirations i am learning that my growth as a Christian is key to my success ovrall. Through it all, i am grateful and will continue to keep the sunny on the inside approach. It makes life worth living and enjoying.