FINISH UNI, EARN HEAPS OF MONEY.
Financial stability is a huge priority for the both of us as we both grew up in a single parent household where money was limited most of the time. We're very driven to get good jobs and earn good money so that we can give ourselves the lives we deserve, so that is our first goal. Daniel's already into his second year of school, whereas I am hoping to start at the end of this year.
I am confident in our ability to reach this goal as we are already really good with money (just think of how much better we'd be if I didn't like to shop so much! 😅) and seem to be far less stressed about it than a lot of other people our age. Whilst money certainly isn't the most important thing in life, it is essential to achieving to some of our other goals!
As much as I just want to buy a house right now, I am hoping we'll be able to travel overseas a few times whilst we're both in school, as it seems like the perfect time to do so. Neither of us are going to get a full time job while we're studying, so we have plenty of time to travel whilst we're on holidays. Once again, this just comes down to how well we manage our money - and when we finally decide to get off our butts and apply for passports!
I am unsure whether I want to get married or buy a house first, but it will probably be get married, as that will be a lot cheaper and easier 😂 As I've already said, finishing school and getting good jobs is our first priority, so it will still be quite some time before we get married. In fact, it will probably be close to our 10th anniversary!
I know that seems like so long to wait, but since we met so young and are having our fifth anniversary when I'm only 21, it's definitely the right thing to do. Whilst we could engaged at any time (if I ever find a ring that I like!), I am perfectly happy waiting until we're fully-fledged adults before actually tying the knot!
BUY A HOUSE.
Ahh, our biggest goal! Neither one of us thought we would ever own a house as the people around us while we were growing up never did, but we are determined to beat all odds. I'm sure you've all heard that our generation is buying houses less and less, but I honestly don't think anything could ever compare to the stability of having our own house after a lifetime of renting. Plus, I can't wait to renovate it and decorate it however I want! That is going to be an amazing time in our lives, and I won't give up until we have reached this goal!
GET OUR FIRST PET TOGETHER.
I cry pretty much every day over one animal or another. I am dying for a pet, but we can't have one where we are living right now, and we have agreed that we should wait until we have our "forever home" before we take on a responsibility like that. We don't plan on having kids, so getting a pet will be like our last piece of the puzzle - except for the fact that I want so many! We both want a dog each, and we've got to have at least one cat, but there's still so many others that I adore! However, with a house full of collectibles, I am really not sure how that is going to go 😅
There you have it: mine and Daniel's plans for the future! The timeline and the minor details of things may change from time to time, but our end goals will always remain the same. I already love our life together more than I ever thought was possible, and I can't wait to slowly cross these goals off our list and truly live the life we've always dreamed! Happy fifth Valentine's Day to my perfect other half, there's no one else that I would rather tackle life with than you! 💞
Until next time,