Thursday, September 25, 2014

higher

                                      
                         


(Great song, great artist, definitely one of the coolest lyric videos I've seen!)

Bryan and I are in the stage of life where we are still trying to figure out what we want to be/do when we "grow up". Which roughly translates into, "What do I want to do for the rest of my life that will A. Be something I thoroughly enjoy, and B. Provide a comfortable living for us and our future family." While logically I know that there are lots of people our ages who are going through the same dilemma, the not so logical part of me (aka my emotions...) only sees those who seem to have it figured out. The ones who have known who or what they will become for years, possibly since childhood. Those people who easily cruise through school and life never seem to lack money or confidence. 

Over here though, we lived with Bryan's parent's for a little over a year and a half, and are currently living at my parent's house. Let's be honest here. Most people would assume it's because we are poor. Yeah we're not, as Jean-Ralphio on Parks and Rec would say, "flushed with cash", but we can comfortably pay our bills on time and enjoy a good life. Our problem is that we have debt. Due to some failed schooling attempts, cars, and not always making the wisest of choices with our money. For a while, we had settled into the thinking that we would just pay all of the minimum payments for however many years it took to pay them off. Thanks however to Dave Ramsey, we saw the fault in our ways and are working hard to budget, reduce our spending, and put any extra money we have towards becoming debt free. We realized that we need to sacrifice now, so that we can live better later. 

One of our favorite things to do is talk about our future. Where we see and want ourselves to be. Home, cars, jobs, family, travel. It makes us so excited to imagine where we can be someday if we are patient, smart, positive and hard working. Which brings me to my choice for Song of the Day. My favorite line is, "NOW WE'RE HANGING FROM THE STARS WE WERE REACHING FOR", because it makes me imagine what it'll be like once we're there. When we have finally accomplished all of those goals we were reaching for. I know we can get there. We'll get it all figured out eventually. We've just got to keep reaching higher.