Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Life plans.....all aboard?
Sung Hyun and I sat down this weekend and we managed to hash out some life goals. Now that I've got a plan I'm feeling good. We even wrote the plan out on paper and have started a budget book to make sure we are able to track our success. The biggest problem with adjusting to life in Canada was a result of not detailing any immediate or long term goals. We worked so hard to get to Canada that when we came back it was 'ummm okay, what next?'
Sung Hyun's goal was to get a welding job. Now that he's got that, he's satisfied. He could probably continue doing that for the rest of his life and he would feel happy and fulfilled.
I'm a different story. I need to be challenged daily. I work best under stress and I love pushing myself to the limit. That's when I receive the most satisfaction. So working a 9-5 job Monday to Friday just isn't going to cut it for me. I thought that's what I wanted. It seems to be the thing that everyone strives for. And I keep thinking, what's wrong with me? Why don't I want the same thing as those around me? But then I realize I've always been like this. I love change and get bored so easily (I was a little worried about marriage for this reason).
So I feel better now knowing that I've carved out some goals with my husband. Included in the mix are 6 month, 1 year, 3 year, and 5 year goals revolving around money, career, health, home, school, travel and babies, but not in that order!
And we're both on board! (well I'm still working on my husband to smooth over ONE BIG goal, so when I've got him convinced I'll let you all know!)