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Posted on Apr 14, 2013 | 0 comments

Ask Yourself, What Do You Want?

Ask Yourself, What Do You Want?

Do you ever stop to ask yourself, what do you want? What do you want out of yourself? What do you want from the universe? What do you want from those around you? Here, at AfterGlobe, we’ve been asking ourselves what we want, a lot lately. In fact it comes up almost every day.

We recently sat down and asked ourselves these questions. First, we tackled what we want financially. Here’s what we came up with:

1. To be debt free from credit cards and personal loans by paying off $30,351.00 by February 27th, 2015.

2. Sell all of our belongings to pay off debt. Once debt is paid off, put funds from sales into savings by February 27th, 2015.

3. To be debt free from our home and timeshare mortgages by paying off $205, 367.00 by February 27th, 2015.

4. To have $50,000.00 in savings by February 27th, 2015 to leave Portland, OR and travel to see the world.

We also asked ourselves the same questions in regards to our personal life. We came up with even more goals to add to our list. They are as follows:

1. To get certified in additional forms of work before we leave for our round the world adventure. Drew will be going to bar tending school, while I’ll be getting certified to teach English overseas. Both are to be completed by Dec 31st, 2014.

3. To continue to build AfterGlobe in a successful and profitable manner to be making a living from the site while we travel the world by February 27th, 2015.

4. To travel the world by road tripping through the US and Canada, volunteer through the Hawaiian Islands, and then move through the South Pacific Islands, SE Asia, India, Africa, Europe, and Central and South America. Leave by March 1st, 2015.

Once we figured out what exactly it was we wanted, we asked ourselves why we wanted all of these things. What was it that we were hoping to gain by achieving the above? Freedom, stability, knowledge, and happiness were all that we were working towards achieving with everything we wanted above.

Freedom: Freedom from working in social work. Freedom from being tied to debt. Freedom to go where we wanted in the world. Freedom to live the life that we really wanted to live instead of the one others told us we had to live.

Stability: Stability to be able to travel round the world without being worried where our income would be coming from. Stability to give us the strength to endure all that is in front of us.

Knowledge: To continue to grain more knowledge in the ways of life. To continue to gain experiences and insight. To continue to grow as individuals.

Happiness: In general, we are a very happy duo. However, we know that continuing to grow as humans, becoming debt free, finally getting to see the world, and working for ourselves will lead to even greater happiness.

Now tell us, what do you want?

About Kimmy Hayes


Kimmy Hayes is the founder and editor-in-chief of AfterGlobe; a site on becoming debt free and traveling the world as a married couple. In 2012, she planned and coordinated her own do-it-yourself destination wedding on the beautiful island of Maui while serving as a moderator for the on-line community, The Knot. She is passionate about traveling to experience new cultures, snorkeling the waters of the world and reading with her toes in the sand.

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