Over the last couple of episodes, we’ve touched on several times our journey on becoming debt-free and how that was our priority goal as a couple over the last 4 years. We are excited that the end is in sight, as we will be completely debt-free by 2020. Through these last couple of years, we took the time to grow and learn through life experiences. Now it’s time to start focusing on new goals.
We have found that our dreams and goals have morphed as we have experienced life. Our priorities have shifted and Shay is always surprised by how it’s seriously not a more linear process, but rather a zig-zag line. As Colby is the dreamer and it’s a lot harder for Shay, this zig-zag process tends to drive her crazy.
We are now at a point in our lives that we can now start focusing on some other goals that have come up for us over the last several years. In this week’s episode, we talk about the 2 main categories in which we are focusing our efforts to make things happen.
1. Changes in how we bring home an income
The first goal we have is the way we make money. As much as we both enjoy our medical jobs that we have or had for Shay’s case, we both feel that they aren’t something we wanted to do for the rest of our lives. Both of us love the idea of serving people, so we are exploring ways on how we can do that.
Shay opens up about her journey to this decision, talking about her struggle with walking away from a career that she put so much effort, time and money into. Even though she knew she wants a change, trying to figure out what the change is hasn’t been easy. Once she decided to figure out what kind of lifestyle she wanted vs a career, things have started to make a little sense.
2. Finding a home
Our second goal is to find a home place we want to call home. For Shay, it’s a place where she wants to come back over and over and over again. For Colby, it’s somewhere he never wants to leave. We talk about how even though we were once homeowners, we didn’t enjoy living in a house that was just made cheaply which is why we want to build our own home one day.
Finally, we believe that even though it’s always good to have those productive, super meaningful dreams and goals, that having non-priority dreams, or dreams for just your pleasure is what grounds you during the hard times. It helps you keep pushing forward. We spill the beans on some of our dreams.
It took us some time to accept that we didn’t want to put our lives on hold just because we had kids. We believe that we will continue to push for our dreams and take the kids along for the ride. But sometimes dreams will clash or don’t work out for certain reasons this happened to us when we moved to New England. Kids have wishes of their own that sometimes changes the way you go about chasing your dreams. But either way, we want to encourage people to start dreaming and dream big.
If you have done 180 change in your career, we would love to know how you’re process went. Leave us a comment or send us a message!