2017 is already zooming by, jeepers, it’s almost the end of January and that means I only have four weeks to go at work! That means, change is coming and it is coming quickly, but how can I not be excited!?! Four weeks of work left, six weeks before I travel overseas and two months after that, I will be looking at what I want to do for work…. Not scary at all right…..

Since coming back from Christmas holidays and enjoying the freedom and relaxation that it provides, I have thought a lot about what I want to do when I get back from travelling. While thinking about that I also thought about what my values are, the things that I base my decisions on.

I realised and decided that these are the things that are most important to me:

Love

Living a life with love. That is:

  • Love what I do for work
  • Love my family, partner, friends
  • Love how I live my life
  • Love everyday

Freedom

I want freedom, freedom from:

  • Financial debt
  • A 40 hour a week desk bound job
  • Objects/material things
  • The inability to travel
  • Feeling “stuck”

Growth

I want more personal growth. Over the years I have put a lot of time and effort into my professional growth, but I haven’t really invested a lot of time into learning more about life, health, history, new skills.

In order to grow, I am going to do more:

  • Travelling
  • Reading
  • Watching documentaries

All in all, I’m going to be more curious and open to new opportunities and possibilities. There is so much out there, we just need to be open to it. I have a lot of things I want to do this year and every single one of them will link back to what I believe is most important.

You will be happy if the decisions you make every day align with your values, so what’s stopping you from taking the leap to being happier?