I was just going through some calculations. Our girls are growing up fast. We just had our b-day party yesterday.
We invited a load of people and if it was up to my wife, she'd have invited more. But all in all, we did it on a Wednesday night where it was cheap-skate night. We had a great time. Cost were $2 for entrance and then $4+ for skate rentals. Not bad considering how many people came. PLUS the two exorbitant pizzas, we did move the party over to the Chik-Fil-A afterwards. They let us eat our cake there and the food was more reasonably priced.
But my calculations:
I am 35 years old. My kids are 5, 3, 0
In 5 years, we will be 40, E1 will be 10, E2 will be 8 and E3 will be 5.
In 10 years, we will be 45, E1 will be 15, E2 will be 13 and E3 will be 10.
In 15 years, we will be 50, E1 will be 20, E2 will be 18 and E3 will be 15.
It's only a blink of an eye. What will you do in 5 years? 10 years? 15 years?
Not just birthday parties, but career-wise, family-wise, health-wise, finance, where do you want to be?
Having a goal in mind helps you to plan step by step. If you don't have a goal in mind, you'll just float through your next 5, 10, 15 years. So what is it going to be?
I'll follow up with another post as to where we are headed.