When I reached the grand old age of 25 in May I suddenly felt so close to 30. I was no longer in the “early twenties” and my life seemed to be passing me by. I can remember being a young ambitious 17 year old (which I can’t believe was a whole 8 years ago) and I had big plans. As always life never turns out the way you planned so I want to set myself some new realistic goals I hope to achieve by 30 years old. If I put these down to paper I can start making a plan on how to achieve them instead of just wishing for them to happen.
P.S. I know 25 is not old, I just feel it
Get On The Property Ladder
We’ve all heard renting is a waste of money and to be honest, I do tend to agree. If I rented a house for 20 years, I’d have nothing to show for it but in that time I could have my mortgage paid off and actually own my home. This is the ultimate goal for me that I’ve aspired to for as long as I can remember.
Have A Career I’m Proud Of
Another old goal that’s been on my wish list forever is to have a career I’m proud of. On my good days I’m so ambitious and want to be successful. Most importantly I want to be happy in my career whether I’m at the top of the ladder or the bottom.
Have a fair amount in savings/ retirement fund
My motto was why save for retirement when I might not even live that long. I know, very bleek but as I’ve gotten older, particularly the last couple years, I’ve started to take savings seriously. I’d like to have a decent-ish amount in my savings/ retirement fund by the time I’m 30. There’s not a magic number I hope to have because I don’t know what’s going to happen, but if I feel like I’ve done my best to save, I’m happy.
Publish a book
This was a goal of mine to reach by 25 but life happens and things just get in the way. I feel like I’m in a bit of a drought when it comes to ideas on what to write so the mood has never took me. It also takes a lot of time and dedication which is two things I could do with more of.
Step out of my shell/ try not to be so shy
The biggest thing holding me back in life is myself. I’m so insecure and self doubting, I never just take the plunge. Over thinking is my worst enemy and I want to learn to put my worries aside and step out my shell. Talk to people I don’t know, be less afraid to try something. I know them sort of things do come with age also, fingers crossed, it’s sooner for me.
Those were my goals I hope to achieve by 30, what’s yours? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for reading XOXO.