OK, I will admit that things are starting to get a bit tight here at home. My business is going well, I love working for SproutSpire. But it isn’t yet a full time wage. I’m working on it. But right now I want to take some time out to dream, but also remember the reasons why I’m doing this.
It isn’t all about the money
I mean that sincerely. I’m not all about money money money, sell sell sell. If you know me, you know that I am a real down to earth girl, who has always been pretty frugal with money. I get that from my dad who is always saving up for a “rainy day”. But money helps! We do need money to live unfortunatly! And I am sure that we all want financial freedom – we want the freedom where we can do what we want (within reason!) without having to worry about money.
I’m worried about money right now. I HATE having to worry about money. I don’t want to be that guy.
The truth is I find dreaming about the future very motivating to keep going. It reminds me that even though ‘now’ sucks (whether it is earth shattering suckage, or you are just feeling sad cause you stepped in a puddle and now your feet are cold and wet), I’m headed to a good place.
What Does Financial Freedom Mean To Me?
Here’s what financial freedom means to me, right now.
Buy my own home
I can’t wait to own my own place. Renting sucks! I really want to have my own place where I can decide what colours to paint the walls. My partner and I will be fairly picky on the kitchen, we have had a lot of bad kitchens over the years. I will want my own office room, and we will need at least one room for a nursery (cause first comes love, then comes marriage. Then comes a HOUSE before a baby in a carriage). I know my cat, Nala, will be happy to have some new turf to explore. She is starting to feel like a fish in a bowl in our little apartment. She lets me know that loudly each day.
IF I was a kajilionaire, we would probably buy in the suburb that is our namesake. It’s close to Brisbane city and I like the area. But, that is just being greedy! Instead, to get anything nice that we will be able to afford, it will be a fair distance from the city. Another win for working at home!
The suburb really doesn’t matter – OK, it does. But what I mean is that within reason, it doesn’t matter where it is, as long as it is mine and I with the people (and animals) that I love.
Can Visit My Family Often
This one will become more and more important soon. Here’s something you may not know about me. My family live in America! My younger bro, sis, and mum all live in the U.S of A. Which is all shiney and great, except that it is a fair distance away from my humble home. And not cheap to visit.
We live in a fabulous age where there is the internet, with easy video communication. But you know, there is nothing like seeing family in person.
Some of you may be saying that I am lucky that my parents can’t just drop over any old time. I know I’m lucky in some regards. I can tell you that my mum and I’s relationship improved vastly when she moved a million miles away! But I kid, I kid (or do I?).
One day, in the not too distant future, my sister and brother will most likely start producing offspring, and I may do the same. I don’t want to be the absent aunt. I want to be able to have the means to go and see my family at Christmas times, or for special occasions, or just because. (And, I don’t want this to be my only holiday money. I want to see the world!).
And the great news is, I can give them really loud, annoying toys and then fly a thousand km’s home.
Share What Financial Freedom Means To You In The Comments Below
Yeah, my dreams aren’t really super exciting. I guess it’s a sign I’m getting old. Actually, I think it is a matter of priority – when I have the simple pleasures covered I know I will get crazy 😉 Yeah, I do have other dreams, but right now these are the core ones that I want to achieve.
Let me know in the comments below, what are you working torwards. What does financial freedom mean to you?
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