A milestone can mean different things to different people. For me, it’s about opening a new chapter in our lives that invite exciting changes no matter how big or small.
As I dug deep inside my brain, I reminisced on the moments I call my milestones: the time I received a perfect mark on my P.E. subject by the end of the term, the time I graduated from college, the time I learned how to drive, my first job as a Sales Executive for an automotive company (it was my first pick given that I’ve been nuts about cars since I was little), my first relationship, the first brand new car my dad gave me, and when I took the plunge and started my own business.
I realized, as we get older, these milestones are somewhat harder and more complicated to achieve; it takes a lot of hard work, dedication, patience, and sometimes a higher level of maturity (for some people including myself).
Having a moderate tolerance for risk, I’ve lived my life overthinking and calculating the risks that I can swallow. What does it have to do with milestones, you might ask? For me, a lot! Case in point: Before I started my business (which is one of the biggest milestones in my life), I had a lot of thinking through which included weighing of pros and cons, and gathered tons of unsolicited advises from the people around me. It was a big decision and I had to consider its impact on my future and thinking forward about the stability of the business that I will be putting up. I’m not a big fan of taking bold risks and I almost didn’t push for it; but thinking of financial freedom and breaking free from my usual 9-5, made me decide to go for it.
For months, I’ve been thinking of doing something I’ve never done before – I decided to buy my own car. By my own, meaning my own money and by my own, meaning it was not at all gifted to me. I know its not a luxury car or what but it was a huge and exciting step for me since it was my most expensive purchase to date. I was supposed to get a pick-up truck but I was running on a budget and a subcompact would suffice for now. Until now, I still can’t believe I was able to get myself a brand new car. If it weren’t for the fact that my old car was having problems, I probably won’t buy or even think about buying. My dad has been bugging me to get a new one for a while and I finally caved in. I’ve been driving it around for two weeks now and I still can’t get the hang of it. I still can’t believe that I bought my very own car; another milestone that I can tick off from my list.
For now, I consider it my most expensive milestone. I still have some long term things planned in the future. Slowly and carefully, I’m trying my best to make things happen. Like what I said, as we get older, sometimes our plans and dreams become more difficult to achieve. A gal with a plan, I’m beyond excited to let the plans I envisioned to unfold before my eyes; setting new milestones after I’m done achieving each one.
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