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What do you never want to forget about your life right now?

March 3, 2016
AUTHOR: Emilie
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As I mentioned last week, I read Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover last month. While I’m not all DR-crazy right now, I think he did have a lot of really great points.  This was one of my favorite:

If you live like no one else, later you can live like no one else.

Let that sit it for just one second because I know I needed to.

What do you never want to forget about your life right now? I want to appreciate the little things and the things I'm giving up now to be able to have it easier in the future.
Right now, that’s what I’m in the first half of that sentence. I am living like no one else- choosing long-distance for the betterment of both of our careers, working so hard to learn everything I can, trying to take care of my body, not going on vacation, pinching pennies- so that later I can live like no one else- with new skills, debt-free, in a better place to enjoy the sport I love in a new way.

School is like that in a lot of ways too, right? You go through school to learn, learn, learn with the hopes of getting a good job. Now, I’ve gotten that good job and I’m working to make myself better still. Because now is the time.

In business, we talk about ROI- return on investment. And this is true for our lives too. I’m investing in myself right now so that the return later can be great.

Later on, when I’m reaping the benefits of that investment, I don’t want to forget this type of “hustling” and working (and learning) like crazy. When weeknights are not spent head-down in a book or behind a laptop screen learning a new skill or practicing one, I don’t want to forget that they once were.

I firmly believe that where we come from shapes where we are going. And this is where I’m coming from.

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Emilie is a data engineer by day and lifestyle blogger by night. A Jersey girl at heart, she is currently living in her fifth home in three years, Savannah, GA with her college sweetheart. She’s learned the hard way that home is wherever the Army sends them. She enjoys eating food, cuddling with her dog, and binge watching HGTV.