Day 319 - Making Plans
I sat down to lunch with my financial planners today. Ed and Roberto have been very supportive of me during my tough years, and now as I begin a new chapter of employment with income, they are as eager to help me save and prepare for my future as I am. I want to save aggressively while maintaining a balance of “living life,” and I have little doubt they’ll be able to help. I’m determined to live within a budget moving forward, and they’re going to help me do that.
They also asked for my professional advice, which I was able to provide. We decided to swap services - who says the barter system is dead? - and I feel like this is a good arrangement. Once again, I am lucky to be in the spot I find myself today.
The thought of finally having my life back crosses my mind again and again; my own home, my own dishes, my own bed, my own choices.... I get to make plans again with some kind of foundation to them - not just hopes and dreams. I am so fortunate.
I hope I never forget what this feels like.