Planning for the Future

Well friends, its time to dust off the old blog and get back in touch with all of you!  Its been a wild and crazy year or new adventures and life changes but I wanted to document this coming year of what I hope to be a big life change!

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I write this with the hope of all you friends holding me accountable.  In the next 12 months I hope to take some financial steps to leave the daily grind and follow my passion of vacation planning.  Its going to take a lot of hard work and dedication but I’m confident my drive to be successful with outweigh the struggles.

The first step is to come up with a plan and blogging is part of that plan.  I am going to keep a weekly journal of the pitfalls and successes of the week so I can keep moving forward.  I see the light at the end of the tunnel and it is beautiful!

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A lot of vague words up there so here’s the deal.  I need to get my family into a financial position where my husband will be the main bread winner and we don’t need my income to enjoy our lives.  No, I don’t want to be a kept woman or anything.  I want the freedom to really pursue my vacation planning and skirt making (that’s right we started a small shop!!) business and follow my heart’s passion of making memories for everyone through travel and fashion.

Its not going to be easy!   Its going to be a long road of saying no to things, not doing those impulse Amazon purchases, and worst of all (for me) not buying those awesome handmade items from fellow small shop owners.  I WANT TO SUPPORT EVERYONE!!!  There will be a lot of things we get rid of, being smarter about what we buy and doing more on our own.  Although my wonderful housekeeper, we will be keeping her.  With so many other things on my plate having the house cleaned is money well spent in my book.

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I hope you join me on the journey, I know I can definitely use the encouragement!  In addition to the journal I will continue to post awesome travel tips, budgeting for travel, weekend getaways and anything else I can think of to keep my travel lovers happy!  Runners, don’t you worry!  While I haven’t been running as much, I have some race re-caps to work on and my next running journey to share as well.  Some things never change 🙂  Catch me if you can!

Always,

-Rachael

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