The Sunday Post: Future

Start today to create the future you want. — Dottie Billngton, Ph.D.

What does the future hold for me? This week’s bloom reminded me that much of that is within my control. So what do I want for my future?

One of my goals for the year was to set money aside every paycheck and put it in my savings account.. Having my paycheck go directly to savings helps me accomplish this. Then I just transfer (a large) part of this to my checking account. I have a 401(k) and I should put a little more in there too but I’ll take another look at that once things settle a little bit later this year.

And what am I going to do with my savings? Save them for a rainy day? Definitely. A wedding in the family? Probably. Take a trip? Not likely anytime real soon, but I still want to get down to Panama and say a proper goodbye to my dad. Buy a house?

I’ve been thinking about that. Do I want to keep renting? There are many things I like about renting, mostly having to do with the landlord taking care of stuff when they break, and particularly in the place I’m in now, there’s no yard work. But buying a little house somewhere has some appeal. Two big hurdles with that: a down-payment, and figuring out where that little house should be. Another consideration I guess is whether I will be living by myself for the rest of my life. Do I want to do that? What if I meet someone?

Sigh. So many things to consider when I think about the future. My children, my job. My hopes and dreams.

Today, though, is cooking day. I’ll be making that Thai recipe finally and will report on how that turned out later on.

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