To, “boil it down”, I’ve been working at the same company for 5 years. I worked so hard to pass my professional licensing boards and now I’m not sure where I want to go from here. I’m feeling like it’s time to make some changes. I love my clients and co-workers, but there’s only so much you can learn at the same job and I feel like it’s time to spread my wings a little bit and try something new.
But it doesn’t just end there. I’ve been feeling stuck in other areas of my life too. I haven’t been blogging as much as I used to (OK, not nearly as much as I used to) and I haven’t been active in the personal finance blogosphere. It’s not that I don’t want to blog and comment, I just feel, “stuck”. Like I don’t have anything to write about or say. I know that’s not completely true, but when I get home at the end of the day I feel exhausted and annoyed (which isn’t really motivational-and nobody wants to read debbie downer posts).
When I was paying off my student loan debt I had something to, “fight”. When I was saving the down payment for our condo, I was willing to sacrifice for the end goal. Ditto for replenishing our emergency fund. Since we had to use it multiple times I was completely motivated to get it fully funded asap.
Basically, I’ve always been a type-a personality. I make goals and I focus on them exclusively. I like to do things 110%, or not at all. So now that I’ve reached a lot of my personal, professional and financial goals, I’m sort of looking for what’s next.
Saving for retirement and putting money in the savings account each month is great, but I’ll be honest I was much more motivated to save when I had a, “thing” or a more tangible goal that I was working towards.
What this post is about? I’m not exactly sure, so thanks for sticking around for the ramble. Please share with me how you stay motivated to save and spend wisely (when you have a specific goal in mind) and more importantly (for me right now!) when you don’t.
Image: Don Sorensen