Seasons recharge me. But as we enter this newest fall, I can't help but think what a different season of life we have entered. We have a highschool freshman (!!) and a toddler at home. We're busy packing lunches, picking up from soccer practice and helping with homework. We live in the suburbs and although that means a longer commute, it also means bus stops, a friendly neighborhood and enough space for everyone.
Life is wonderful but undoubtedly different than ever before. We have entered a new season. For so many years, I prepared myself for this one. We saved diligently knowing one day we'd look to buy a home exactly like the one we did. We strategized - holding on to an investment property, getting a business off the ground and working out careers that would make life in this new season possible. And here we are. I think it's taken me some time to realize we have crossed this threshold. I knew the old life for so long. I'm realizing now that it's time to set new goals and expectations. We need a new family budget, one that is focused a little less on saving and a little more on making a very busy life doable AND enjoyable.
Like the seasons of weather, I welcome this change and will adjust the sails accordingly.