It’s 34 days before Christmas! Whoa! It seems like yesterday when I wrapped presents for our loved ones. Time flies so fast talaga! But before you guys get excited with the most awaited time of the year, I’d like to tell you that I turned 28 last November 2. Haha! I was thinking of what to write for my birthday and came up with an idea of listing down the dreams I want to come true 1-3 years from now.
For my 27th birthday, I wrote about the people and things I am grateful for. You may check it out here. With another year added to my life, I set goals and timeline to make them happen.
In 1-3 years I would love to…
1. Buy our own house
My family has been renting an apartment since 2008. We have moved three times in 9 years. The best place for me is the one we are currently at but, it is expensive to rent a house in Metro Manila. P and I always talk about buying our own house, a home we can call ours. When we do our usual weekend stroll, we point our peg houses and tell each other, “ito pwedeng pwede na yung ganto!” I imagine myself cleaning the house, putting up pink and white decors. P told me that he would buy the kitchenwares and dining set he saw at the mall once we move to our own tiny home. It is one of our #couplegoals.
Some people urge us to get a rent-to-own house in Bulacan or Cavite. While this sounds like a good plan, we have our own reasons for staying in the Metro. We are saving up for it and I am praying that with God’s grace, we can make our dream come true.
2. Have a food business
I would like to venture into food business. It does not need to be a grand one though. It’s all fine with me if I start small. This one needs serious planning and equipping myself with knowledge and new skills. Tapsilog, mini café, and food carts are few businesses I have in mind.
3. Become a work-at-home mom
Being a corporate working mom has a lot of benefits and perks. I don’t earn that huge amount of money but I can say that my salary covers our needs and some wants. Economic-wise, staying in the corporate jungle is more practical but, spending more time with my family while helping my husband with our expenses is what I have been longing for since last year. My company has exhausted me for the past 8 years and I will forever be grateful to the Lord for my job because it is a BLESSING. I know that He knows what my heart desires and it is for my family’s welfare. While I am aware that I will not get the same amount of salary yet when I give home-based jobs a shot, the joy of fulfilling my responsibilities as a wife and mother is something that money cannot replace.
4. Have more writing and blogging gigs
I know, I know. I haven’t updated my blog for a couple of weeks now. A lot has happened this month and my mind is more tired than usual. This year, I was not able to attend some of my blogging invites due to conflict of schedule. Most of the events were set on a weekday. I work at night and I don’t want to compromise the quality of my work due to lack of sleep if I push myself to cover blogging events. I need to prioritize my job. When I become a WAHM, I am pretty sure I’ll have a lot more time for writing and blogging gigs. I don’t need to feel sorry because I missed an opportunity. It’s something I would love to do for myself to enhance my writing skills and get a chance to meet other bloggers while earning on the side. Creating a schedule for my blog posts, event invites, and learning sessions makes my heart skip a beat!
5. Travel with my family
Isn’t it great to see the wonders of the Philippines with your family? 🙂 I wish to visit Palawan, Cebu, and Boracay with my children, Mommy and Mama in the near future.
Praying and crossing my fingers that I can achieve them before I become 31 or sooner! 🙂 My bucketlist is simple and maybe some of you have accomplished these already. Congratulations! Give me some tips, can you? I can’t wait for my dreams to come true. How about you? What would you like to achieve in 1-3 years? I’ll include them in my prayers.