30 Days of Lists | Day 12: Things That Motivate Me
- Not being old and poor - I read a personal finance book once that scared me into making sure I won't be old and poor. So every year we max out our 401K and IRA contributions. This can be a whole blog topic onto itself. I'm a saver for sure. My graduate degree was MBA in Finance and I've worked in accounting/finance for 18 years, so I know just enough to be dangerous. :p
- Not be old, fat, and sick - I know sometimes illnesses can happen to anyone, even seemingly healthy people. But one of the main reasons I exercise regularly is to be healthy and try to keep at a healthy weight. Yes, I love the endorphins too, and how exercising makes me feel good. But I'm mostly motivated by not becoming old, fat, and sick.
- Not forgetting - I'm actually sort of obsessed with memory-keeping. I don't want to forget anything that I've experienced or done that's worthwhile. This motivates me to blog and to scrapbook, and do my Project Life album. Yes, I love the creativity, but I'm motivated by memory-keeping.
- Making good memories - it goes without saying that in order to blog/scrapbook my memories, I need to make some good memories! I actively try to do things so that I have memories to keep.
- Learning new things - I really LOVE the thrill I get when I learn something new that I want to try out. This pertains to any topic I'm interested in. I really love to learn new things.
- Having new experiences - I love new experiences and the enrichment that they bring to my life. This is why I embarked on my life project this year called "New 52".
- Sharing knowledge with others - when I've found something awesome, I'm very excited to share with others. That's why some of you call me an "enabler" on Facebook, where I do a lot of these one-off sharing. But it's not just physical products, I just love to share anything I'm excited about. This is why I really enjoy Pinterest so much too, because it's like a big huge circle of sharing of awesomeness!
- My love for Todd, my dad, and my sister motivates me. I do a lot of things for them because I love them and don't want to see bad outcomes for them. One example of this is that I went with my dad to see a lawyer about setting up a trust and a prenup before he got remarried, a year after my mom passed away. I would advice this for anyone getting married later in life.
Well, this turned out to be a dissertation rather than merely a list! It's sort of an eye-opener for me even. Things that motivate me.