So this year, 2019. Is a year that marks my husband, mine and most of my friends last year in our 20’s!!
To tell you the truth, I never really thought about my age until I turned 28. I realized that I was only TWO years away from reaching another decade. Not just any decade, my THIRTIES!! I don’t know why, but growing up I always felt like being thirty was when you hit that “you’re old” mark.
I know now, as I enter my last year of being able to say I’m in my twenties, that being thirty is not ‘old’. I do still feel like I need to do as much as I can this last year ( purely symbolic) to end my 20’s with a bang. So when someone ask me “what’s the craziest thing you did in your 20’s?” I don’t only have sky diving in my report card but maybe paragliding or skiing. IDK. We’ll see. I think nothing beats sky diving so I guess i’ll probably just have to do that again. One thing is for sure, I am DEFINITELY NOT going bungee jumping.
My husband is the opposite of me, he can’t wait to be a middle aged man. HE still has a whole decade and half to go but he just can’t to get there. He’s the kind of person who has a 5-year plan and goes through with it. His last five year plan worked pretty well; owning a business, buying a house and paying off two cars. We were able to do all in five years. It was a lot of work and to be honest a little unpredictable the way everything happened, but a huge blessing.
His next five year plan is more centered on his career and our traveling plans. For example, this year we plan on going to his hometown in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He plans to stay there for 4 weeks! He also said this would be his last DR trip for the next 10 years. which is a whole lot of time. He wants to travel to different places. His plan is to learn a language and for us to go to the country who speaks that language. Im pretty lucky to have someone like him. If it wasn’t for him thinking the way he does, we’d either not be married or living in my parents garage still driving each other crazy. Luckily that is not the case.
So I guess mu husbands plan for his last year in his 20s is to prepare for the awesome adventures that await us in our 30s.
For me, I see my 30s being full of other kinds of adventures. I do want to travel and see the world, but I also want to find a purpose, help others through that purpose and have kids. =P
So my plans aren’t as elaborate as his but I think that’s a good thing. Imagine if he wanted to travel and I wanted to start a company. Even though its probably doable, we’d be fighting over who got first dibs in their project.
TIme is precious, so its always a good idea to have some sort of plan. =)
Anyway, I can say we have had a great ride in our 20s, from getting married, to living in our first apartments together, to owning a business, to learning how to not drive each other crazy, to buying cars, to paying off our cars, to buying a house, to getting a giant dog after we said we wouldn’t, to losing a busniess, to moving two years later to another state!
So with that said Im pretty excited to see what this year has in store for us and what the next decade has prepared. ❤
“I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.” -Walt Disney