Are you someone who lets life to you or are you someone who plans ahead?
When do you step back to evaluate and look forward? Or do you just “go with the flow,” hoping things will work out along the way?
Do you live intentionally or reactionary?
These questions and more have been rattling around my head for the past year or so, and I didn’t like my answers to them. You see, we have two young children and our story isn’t much different from most others’: often – too often, in fact – it feels as though we are just responding to life, treading water just to keep from sinking. The budget and financial discipline we worked so hard with to help us pay our loans went by the wayside once we became debt free. Busy days led to busy nights which led to us eating out more…and gaining weight from our unhealthy habits. Regular dates with my wife became fewer and further between. The lists go on and on – spiritually, physically, “fun” time and hobbies.
Life has been happening to us. And we haven’t liked that.
So we are doing something about it.
In the coming weeks, I will be tackling topics and areas of our lives in hopes of providing some practical ways YOU can live life on purpose. Feedback is welcomed along the way as these posts will hopefully give space for you to step out of your everyday routines and reevaluate how you are choosing to live your life. It’s the only one you’ve got, so let’s make it count.
See you next week as we look at an area I’ve worked hard to be good at: personal and family finances.