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If I were to describe my life now away from home in two words, they'd be challenging and incredible. Challenging-- hell yes! Growing up, I was always independent in many things but not as much as I am now. I have to learn to do things on my own and try to survive the day without breaking apart. Life has been incredible because wow, somehow I'm still alive!
Like many of us, I have (endless) goals that I set for myself to achieve and things I want to accomplish before I reach a certain age. When I turned 23, I wrote a list of the things I want to do before my birthday next year. Some are very silly and simple like "grow my hair long.." (which I did btw!) No matter how tempting to cut it again to my usual bob - I stayed firm. They key is to not be impatient. Long-term goals like buying my own condo unit is still in the works but the place where we live now is under my name. Naks homeowner! That's not exactly the same thing but whatevs. In a parallel universe, I'd be a millionaire at 23 but in reality only my emotional bank account seems to be stable. I am slowly and
painfully trying to focus on the word S-A-V-E and less of the word S-A-L-E. I justify my lack of "savings" by telling myself it's only been a year and I'm still in adjustment period. I wonder how long will I be in this phase. Must. Get. Out. Soon.
I'm thinking about my goals and the future lately and I realize that it'll be what I want it to be if keep my optimism and work smarder (smart + hard). Just take it one day, one deadline, one dollar at a time. We will all get by because all the baby steps we make towards our goals are counted.
Have a lovely Friday!