Every year since I started this blog I created a little post on my birthday. I always enjoy taking a moment to re-read these yearly as it reminds me how much life has changed.
My 27th Birthday Post – Personal finance wise I listed my original debt and how much I had paid off since I had started the blog a few months earlier. The intensity The Wife and I had to get rid of nearly $17,000 worth of credit card debt was amazing. I think I need to rekindle that fire for other goals.
My 28th Birthday Post – I didn’t focus on personal finance on the post, rather focusing on my family. That year we suffered a miscarriage so I was really intent on starting our family.
My 29th Birthday Post – I was 30 days from the baby’s due date (he came 10 or so days early). It seems at the time we were clearly in operation horde cash for the future home purchase. I was also about 6 or 8 weeks away from starting my most successful (by far) stream of income.
My 30th Birthday Post – I took the time to share what I was thankful for which is mostly the people in my life. I still feel the same way I way I do about all those people.
My 31st Birthday Post – I mentioned the house that The Wife and I have been in for the past 22 months. Amazing how time flies! I remember how stressful of a time it was, and am glad not to be doing that again anytime soon!
Since I get those warm fuzzy moments when I reread an old birthday post, I want to put something out there for 34 year old Evan next year – my/our weekday routine. Obviously, go to work for a majority of the day, and then I get to come home to our 6 week old who has been a pleasure thus far. After a quick hello to her, I then play with my son for 90 mins to two hours. Help get him ready for bed and then off to the gym (1 to 2 times a week). Put the boy to bed then spend some more time with the newborn daughter if she is awake. Eventually everyone goes to bed and I am up for two or three hours by myself working on projects. With two kids I am excited to re-read that routine to see what holds and what doesn’t.
I have been giving a lot of thought lately to the extent that “good is the enemy of great.” I think a lot of the projects that I undertake stop at being “good” rather than “great” and I’d like to change that. This is clearly a different kind of theme then “have another child” but nonetheless that is what currently on my mind.