I am not exercising yet, we will be adding that in soon. We are about 9 days away from my husband being done with his job and then we will start hitting the gym together.
I had been telling my husband over the weekend that I used to feel like life was happening TO me. That I was not actively guiding it anywhere. We were sitting at the beach when this revelation came over me. I feel so much more confident and in control of my life and prepared to handle things that come my way.
I have spent some time over the last few days planning our future. With my husband leaving his job and use going down to one income for a while I needed to make sure we were going to be good for our long term goals. Also when we move we want a big house. One that is the same size as the one we have or larger. We want a single story as it will be our retirement home and who knows if our knees would hold out to get up and down stairs. Also my parents and Mother In Law will be spending time with us and I know their knees would not like going up and down stairs. So a single story, 4 bedroom, 3 bath home with an office and a pool. I’m not asking for much 😉 There are several for sale in the area we are looking right now – BUT what will there be in 10 months? I can only hope!
Anyway – I have looked at my pension, our Social Security, ROTH’s and 401k’s – I have a budget that will allow us to live without worrying that we will become a burden to our children. All of this information has made me relax about so many things. I own about 5-6 web addresses that I will be letting go when they are due for renewal in July and then a couple of others as they come due throughout the year. I no longer feel like I need to have something separate to pay for my future.
The company I work for is pretty solid. World-wide diverse company. I have much room for growth – STILL even after 20 years and I suspect I will be fine for 17 more to get me to retirement. Will SS be here when I get to 67? I have to assume it will and work with that as the plan until it’s not. BUT we do have a meeting with our financial guy next month to address how to add to our ROTH and 401k’s properly incase it’s not.
Life is now to be lived and not always looking for my next grind to make sure I have money for the future. I am LIVING life. Looking ahead to our future and loving it. I hope to get a retirement job at Walt Disney World. I would love my Husband to get one when we move down there 🙂 Great Benefits! Free park passes and such! We have plans to bring all the kids down for our 30th Anniversary in 2019 and free park passes would help make THAT a little less $$. 🙂
OK well that is where I have been. This blog will not go away. I enjoy writing too much. Need some place to get these creative juices out 😉