A very spontaneous and honest post for you today – but I need your help. I hope this post won’t come across as ungrateful, but instead like I’m looking at who I am, and where I am, and trying to improve.
So, my epically First World Problem is that my life is too easy. I know, I’m cringing too at how bad that sounds, but bear with me….
I’ve saved hard and always lived within my means so I’ve never had to worry about money. I work online (which took courage and hard work at the start) so I get to live in paradise where my income goes a very long way. If I earned double what I earn now I really don’t think I would change much about my life. I have a wonderful boyfriend, supportive family, etc etc, and I’m incredibly lucky (or hardworking depending on whether you believe in luck). BUT all this fortune and happiness is killing my motivation! I’m trying to write down “big goals” and dream of a future perfect life where I live in a massive mansion with 5 dogs and a closet of designer handbags… but I just don’t think that’s what I want. I kind of want things to stay as they are.
So, this is where you come in. I’d LOVE to know what your dreams are – what do you WANT from life and who do you want to be? I’m looking for inspiration on where I can picture myself heading, and then I can start to put into place actions to get me there. I totally agree with all the theory of writing down specific goals, and then working out how to make them reality, but I just don’t know what my goals are. I know I want to continue to be self sufficient finacially, travel a bit, own a dog, meditate daily, etc, but none of those feel very ‘big’.
Maybe I want to be a full time youtuber… but perhaps that’s not as good as it looks! If I had makeup lines and magazine covers I’d lose some of the flexibility and freedom I enjoy now, and it could put stress on my relationships or health. Similarly, I don’t think I want a huge house and loads of clothes. Right now I feel like I’d be happy just living near the sea in a cosy little home, being a minimalist thrifter, and having time to do a dance class once a week. It’s hard to imagine where I should dream from here…
So – please please comment below with what your goals are or any advice you have to help me get out of this (very privileged!) predicament. Love you guys xoxo