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It’s been about a month since I last blogged and mostly it’s because I’ve been spending all of my spare time glued to the television, devouring every last episode of True Blood on Netflix. It’s ridiculous, I know, but it became so important for me to finish the series even though the last 10 episodes were trash. Now that I’ve left my fantasy world of vampires and werwolves, I find myself having time to write again and focus on reality.

I’ve been taking a few moments each day to really be grateful for where I am in my walk of life. At the age of 23, I feel very blessed and satisfied at where God has led me and what he has allowed me to accomplish. At the same time, I have been looking at where I am now and what I want for my twenties. Kyle and I are already discussing retirement plans, it may sound crazy but it will be worth it!

The biggest longing I have in my life is to be involved with a church and a group of people that inspire me. I am so blessed to have an amazing family, an incredible husband, and a job I enjoy, but being a part of something that goes beyond this lifetime and makes a lasting impact is what every person truly desires. We’ve been in Vegas for a year now and Kyle and I still haven’t found a church home. It saddens me to say that but I know God has something great in store for us.

The next goal in mind is being completely credit card debt free. Kyle and I have worked so hard to pay off student loan debt, now it is time to say goodbye to VISA and Discover until we can pay it off.

As far as family plans, I would like to keep my family as-is for the moment. No babies for us unless God answers my wonderful Mother-In-Law’s prayers sooner than I hope. (Have I mentioned I literally have an angel as a Mother-in-Law? God takes her prayers very seriously.) Being a mother is a beautiful thing, but I am not there yet at all. So many of my friend are having adorable little bundles of joy, so for now being Auntie is perfect.

The benefit of being baby-free and soon to be debt-free is taking the liberty to travel with my husband. I want to take one incredible trip each summer for the next 7 years and look back at this time in my life with so many memories and so much gratitude. I want to spend as much time with Kyle as possible and really cherish our marriage while we see the world together.

While exploring different cultures, I want to EAT and when we are home, I want to cook as much as possible.  My mom gifted me the ability to do work in the kitchen and I would love to develop that skill even further.

When it comes to my career and education, if I was offered an opportunity to get my master’s degree for free, I wouldn’t turn them down. But right now I do not want to invest any more money in student loans, instead I am taking advantage of career development workshops in my field and learning more in my area of expertise. I am very blessed with the job God has given me and I am so thankful to work in a healthy, happy environment with likeminded coworkers and bosses.

Lastly, I want to spend my twenties focusing on my physical health. I want to workout everyday and look forward to my time in hot pilates, dance, or whatever type of exercise it may be. Although this may be quite the opposite of my desire to eat, I know I can make healthy meals that also serve my culinary palate. I want to find a way to be a dancer, work a solid nine-to-five, and feel physically healthy.

As you read this, I hope you take a moment to think about what you desire most in your life, what that means for your future, and most importantly how those things will impact you beyond your time here on earth. The only way to get what you want in life, is to first know what you want. Feel free to share your thoughts in a comment. I would love to hear them!

 

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