We’re all guilty of that one. Whether it’s a child thinking of what she wants to be when she grows up or a teenager thinking of how rich and famous he’ll be one day. Even as adults we do it – thinking of the day we’ll buy our first house or the day we won’t have to do a 9-5.
As we age and mature these thoughts of someday tend to grow more complex and more detailed. If you get married you then realize that your thoughts and plans for someday not only affect you, but your spouse as well; and you definitely can’t forget about how it may affect your kids if you have any. It’s almost as if overnight you go from thinking about what you want to be when you grow up to thinking about what you want to do when you retire.
Thinking about what you’ll do someday is great, but having a plan is just as important. Arguably even more important than having a plan is having a why. We all know we should probably stay away from cake if we want to stay in shape, but it tastes so good! If you have a strong enough why then you’ll have the emotional power to say no to that cake(or at least get a smaller piece). The why will give you the day to day emotional power to say no to something you want now for what you’ve decided you really want later! Your someday and your plan are irrelevant if you don’t have a why.
Another reality is that, in most cases, it takes money to make your someday come true, especially the older you get. In short, money is the fuel that will power your plan to your someday. The truth that many people fail to realize is that the decisions they make with money today can have a major effect on your ability to get to your someday. If you can get control of your money and get it to work for the good of you instead of signing up to give it away through debt then, where money is concerned, you’ll be able to get to your someday.
We deliberated for years about starting a blog. We both had a fear of, “What will we write about? What if we run out of ideas?” After some brainstorming, Kim realized that Omar loves to talk about finances and how it affects all aspects of a person’s life and Kim likes to talk about it as well. After all, how else would she be able to go on family vacations or get the house updated if their finances aren’t in order?!
And so here you have it. Finally, we faced our fears and decided to make our dream of “Someday we’ll start a blog” a reality.
Join us on our journey as we make it to our someday while balancing our careers, finances, family life, and everything in between.
Welcome to Thinking of Someday!