Today marks exactly 3 years for me to complete my goal. That's right, I turned 27 today. Looking back over the last 2.5 years part of me feels like I should be much further along, but another part of me knows I have learned so much on this journey and it is not really about becoming a millionaire, but more about being financially free.
I am in a better financial position than I was when I started my goal. My house has increased in value, been renovated slightly, we have the car we always wanted (nothing flashy, just a Camry) and I have developed a few streams of income.
I am now an author, blogger, freelance writer and public speaker. I earn money through all of these plus am finding more opportunities.
I have been a landlord, a single parent, dealt with bad tenants, been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder and now just found out my daughter has a disorder surrounding language development delays and will need a lot of treatment to help her catch up to her peers.
I have experienced a lot, learned a lot and am not as far along financially as I would like, but at the same time I feel I am well on my way. I would not be able to be earning money from home like I am had I not set my goal back when I did.
I am happy with how I am doing. I aim to do more and continue to improve. I know the areas I can improve on and will.
3 years is not a lot of time to some, but to others it is plenty of time. I have been laying the ground work for a few projects and I feel like things are starting to come to fruition.
I want to be an example to my daughters that if you set a goal and stick to it anything is possible.