I’ve always been one of those people who looked forward to the first day of school. The chance to start anew, learning new things and meeting new people. It’s like starting all over with a clean slate. But at the same time it’s marking yet another year I’ve lived.
This year however is different, I approach the new school year bittersweet. The marking of a year since my dad’s passing weighs heavily on my heart. The changes I’ve gone through not just this summer, but the whole year has changed me and the way I see the world.
The last few days I’ve been thinking about what my five year plan is and it amazes me, I’m such a planner but I think I’ve been moving through the last few years without a plan. It’s time for that to end. Just over five months and I’ll be 26 and there’s so much I want to do in my life. If I’ve learned anything from losing my dad at a relatively young age is that it’s never to earlier to start experiencing life. And not to wait to tick off those to-do items.
One of the major positives of moving back home with my mom is the reduce in rent and the ability to put a lot more money aside. I haven’t been able to do any kind of savings because it just felt like I was always playing catch up this last semester. And whenever the “I’m 25 living with my mom” voice comes whispering I remind myself of that fact.
One of the various blogs I read the writer created a 30 before 30 list and has been steadily marking off the items before their 30th birthday in a couple of months. I do believe that might be a great start in creating my five year plan. Wish me luck.