Months ago I wrote a post about how I had such grand plans for 2015. I did. They were awesome. But I have new plans now. And they are also awesome.
I was planning to make radical changes to my life in 2015. If you know me at all, you know I have a serious case of wanderlust. In fact I have probably bored you to death with all my dreams of travel adventures. But most of my original plan for 2015 stemmed from unhappiness with certain parts of my life and part a willingness to give into my wanderlust. I thought uprooting and doing something different would eliminate any unhappiness. And it probably would have. But it would have uprooted everything in the process and may have generated new sources of unhappiness.
But last summer a new opportunity came along and I took it. So plans changed but that's how life goes. So I did what was best for me long term and took major advantage of the new opportunity. I'm glad I did because it's been great!! Also made myself a new promise. In lieu of my original 2015 plans, I am going to have my career and my travel. Since I'm trading my original plan for a new plan, I still want to make travel a top priority and will continue my adventures.
And part of making roots involves actually adding structure to my life. So I'm doing that now too. It makes the most sense to be financially smart with my housing choices while also saving up for life stuff and travel adventures. My process to get out of debt taught me a lot about personal finance (which should be a mandatory class everyone takes, by the way) and that's how I'm now able to make smart decisions for my future. But there's got to be balance, right? I think balance might be the secret to happiness, honestly.
So now I'm trying to find a balance between the equally important pieces of life: stability, career, and travel. But I'm a Libra - balancing is my thing!