2017 is a year of celebrating milestones. The major one, of course, is turning 30! This year also marks my 10th year of blogging. To commemorate these milestones, I decided to create this new website, and named it 'ALABA+MA+LAYSIA', which reflects where I currently live and where I came from.
Creating this website gave me to opportunity to reflect on the past, count my blessings for a fulfilling 30 years, and look forward to what life has to offer in my 30s. As I inch closer to the big 3-0, this has been a great way to pause, reflect, and be thankful for all the experiences that I've had thus far. (Link: Top 30 Experiences Before 30)
30s is when we start being associated with the word 'old', and for majority of us, this is when we enter the boring phase of life where we spend most of our time working to earn money, at the expense of time and health. However, I aspire to keep life interesting in the next decade, while I continue to work towards striking a balance between money, time, and health; because time is ticking and life is going by too fast!
"Time is the one thing we only have so much of, and we don't really know how much we have, actually."
As I bid goodbye to my 20s, it's time to think more seriously about LIFE. It may sound cliche, but it's time to really put some thoughts into how I want my life to be for the next few decades, realistically. I'm not referring to those new year's resolutions that we make (and never accomplish) every year, I'm talking about envisioning the life we want to live, and what's really important in our lives.
Personally, our goal is to achieve financial independence sooner and have the freedom to do/pursue things we enjoy in life without stressing about work or money before we get too old or sick. Hence, we will focus on designing our lifestyle to Live Simpler, Happier, Healthier, and Wealthier. This website is where we will be sharing about our journey as we work towards our ideal life.
Remember, You Only Live Once (YOLO). Every decision we make today is going to determine whether we move closer or further from that life we want.
"You can continue to exchange your time for money but time isn't a renewable resource. Once time is spent, it's gone." - Jason Vitug
To celebrate turning 30, I'm rewarding myself with a trip Around-the-World! =)
Follow along to find out more about our RTW adventure!!
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