New Year New Me

Many things have changed for me this year. I started my first blog, was promoted and most importantly grew closer to my family. So while I sit on my couch on NYE instead of partying with friends, I find great solace in the fact that a new year is upon us. I have felt different this year in many ways.
1. I felt like this was the first year that I had not met my mark of increasing my income by 5%. Luckily I accomplished this with a job change in November.
2. I felt like I was overwhelmed with my personal life. It turns out that my personal life is the envy of others. What more could I ask for a amazing wife/mother to my two constantly amazing daughters. I have some disposable income, many in the United States do not have this luxury. I have my health and my families health, even though my wife is under the weather at the moment. I have a strong external family that is there for us and provides multiple levels of strength.
3. I felt like I lost my drive. Luckily this didn’t last long, I felt in a rut in my finances, work ethic, and personal drive. With the support of a few colleagues I have regained this drive. Sometimes complacency can really set you back. I had to take a step back in my personal businesses this year and really evaluate what I was trying to accomplish. This along with a detailed list of personal, financial, family, health and miscellaneous goals I have regained this drive and am looking forward to a new year.

The point of this post is not to gloat, I am jut trying to publish my focus so that I can look back and see the many things I should be thankful for. So I will do that and then get back to enjoying the unprofessional fireworks going on in my neighborhood. I want to thank my wife first and foremost, my parents for constant support, all of my family, friends, and this wonderful country we live in. The freedoms we enjoy on a daily basis should not be taken for granted. I look forward to celebrating a New Year and a new outlook on life. Focus on the person within and great things can come your way. Onwards and Upward (of Twenty). JB


About upwardsoftwenty

Family man with two lovely daughters and a beautiful wife. I work in the Real Estate industry and own two small businesses. I enjoy fishing and life in general.
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