Monday, June 11, 2012

Deep Thoughts on Monday

This week I've been a little thoughtful. 

You know that quote,"Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans?" That totally rings true.

I realized that I don't always want to be thinking of my next move or plotting out my next step. It just gets.... exhausting

But then again I don't think you should ever in life feel settled... you can always do more, be better.... for example, I frequently set lofty goals for myself to save more money, cook more, exercise more, learn more.

Or I say to myself that by this certain date I want to buy a house. Or on that date I want to have x amount of money saved. I can't help it, I'm a planner.

I do all this because I don't think anyone ever got anywhere without trying! You need to have big dreams to do big things, people! : )
I guess it comes down to finding a balance though. A balance of making big decisions and sometimes just sitting back and enjoying what you are doing now.... like being conscientious of the future but happy with where your at? Trust me, I am really happy with where I am at.... that's part of what makes the future daunting.

It tough, right? Or am I the only one that feels that way.

This all is sorta coming from my decision to go back to school.... it's only for a year, but I don't want to take any steps backwards.... like for example, with $$, 6 years ago E and I lived in California for a year and had an AMAZING time... but it was tough, we both worked more than one job and it was a infrequent luxury to order a drink with dinner, we needed to pay our bills. Crazy, right?? We have made TONS of progress since then, we both have actual careers now, gets drinks when we go out to eat with reckless abandon (haha, kidding, kinda), and don't really "live from pay check to pay check" which is AWESOME, but I want to maintain that, and it will be SO GOOD when I finish my year of school and make 50% more money than I do now.... but it just always feels like we are waiting!

Sorry to get all deep on ya, but I had to write that out to sort it out in my head.
So what do you think.... are you a planner or or do you let things fall how they may???

And because it's MONDAY (ew)


  1. I totally understand that. I decided to go back to school 2 years ago but new I couldn't put myself in to tight of a financial bind so I kept the idea to myself and have been saving for the last 2 years to go back. And it looks like I finally will be going in the fall.

  2. I totally get this post. I am a planner and I'm constantly worried and wondering about money, life issues, jobs and finding the balance. I think everyone gets to a point though that they find a space where they deal with it all. I'm still working on the balance friend.