Every year, I set a word. A goal perhaps. But just one word.
This year my word was Stronger. For those that have been following my journey here, you can probably imagine why I wanted to be stronger. Our last several years have been hard on so many levels…homeless, job loss, interstate move, children leaving home.
I think I have succeeded in becoming stronger. I don’t cry near as often. I am very content, even happy with my life these days. And I am hopeful that the future will be better.
I wanted my word to be Build. I wanted to build my business, a house and a life. But I knew I needed more strength, I/we were still recovering from the hard years and losses.
Lately, I’ve begun thinking about 2020 and my personal goals. It is a year that will bring even more change. And mostly likely, more alone time. I’m okay with that.
And I know it means more work time. I am so grateful that I truly love what I do and the clients I get the pleasure to work with. But with that in mind, I’ve been thinking about my word for 2020.
What has come to mind has been Financial Security. (Yes, I know it’s more than one word, anyone no a single word that means financial security?)
But frankly, I am not sure how I define financial security. A couple of years ago, I would have said a corporate job with a good salary and benefits. But I tried that…and it’s definitely not what I have in mind.
I recognize that I have lots of psychological hang ups about money. I don’t recognize them all, but I am definitely learning. And the BAD community continues to help me recognize them, and I really do appreciate that. But I also recognize there are many things I value more than money…time with my kids, ability to have a life and job I love.
So now, if Financial Security is to be my word for 2020, I need to figure out how I define that for myself.
How do you define financial security?