Budget!!!

May 14th, 2009

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and……………………………….

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Welcome back.

Today I have decided to have a play with a new genre. We have done comedy, we have done challenging, we have done random and we have done tear-jerkers. So today’s episode is going to be a Horror!!!! That’s right, today’s episode is called:

“Budget!!!”

That word seems to strike fear in the heart of all people. To women it is scary because it is the direct enemy to their shopping habits. To men it is scary because it involves thinking and using a thing called Maths. If any of you know me, you will know that I am a big believer in having a financial budget. I can tell you where every cent has gone since I got married. But before you leave this blog (or email if you are supercool and subscribed) in terror, I am not going to talk about a financial budget. The Thursday Blog is not a place where you get preached at that you need to change, but it is a place where we can look at things in life in a different way than you may have before and that may act as a mid-week guide. If it doesn’t, you still had a good read and you got your money’s worth. (Didn’t anyone tell you that you were paying by the minute, better read quick).

Also this is not a commentary on Australia’s federal budget that just got released. I could commentate on it, but it wouldn’t be as exciting as football or basketball so I doubt it needs a commentator.

So if I am not talking about a financial budget what am I talking about??

Allow me to go on a tangent.

Thank you.

I love getting old (Hey you said I could go on this tangent)…I seriously love it. I am 25 years old now (26 on the 22nd of July. Remember that, it may help you one day) and I love every minute of it. There is so much more I can do now that I couldn’t before. I can now hire a car without paying additional excess. I know I ride a scooter and am never in need of hiring a car but still. Also my age is a square root. That is not so exciting but I haven’t had that since I was 16 and I have missed it. Apart from these very exciting reasons, there is no particular reason except for the fact if it is going to happen, I might as well enjoy it. But a lot of people don’t enjoy growing older. This can be for a number of reasons but the scariest one is this:

“I thought I would have done more by now”.

Starting tangent takeoff (here I go again)…

I moved from Tasmania to Sydney when I was 18 to become a famous actor. I am now famous, I just don’t act. I had big plans and goals before me. After a while in Sydney, my life changed dramatically and I had my eyes set on a different goal – “to become a church pastor”. After another while I added another goal – “to get a degree”. It is now 2009, almost 8 years after I set out and do you want to know how many goals I have achieved……?

NOTHING….. The big fat Zero. I am shooting 0/3.

A friend of mine once said to me “I thought I would have done more by now” and I said to him this. ‘I could have had my degree by now; or I could have had a successful career by now; or I could of have 100k saved by now; or I could have owned my own home or had an investment portfolio by now; or I could of made a film by now…but I wouldn’t of been married”.

Was I saying that I had to choose between success and my wife? No. But if I dedicated my life wholly to these areas to get it to a point of what I call success, I would not of had the time to invest into getting to know this awesome woman. I wouldn’t have had the energy to build a relationship with her. I wouldn’t have had the resource (even if I had had the money) to make a marriage.

I am not suggesting you cannot have it all. That ‘saying’ should be beat up by the mafia and thrown into the river. You can have it all. You should generic imitrex india have it all. But you can’t have it all at once.

If you ever feel like you haven’t done enough with your life have a look around at what you do have. Maybe just maybe if you had invested more time into other areas to get them to a point now where you feel like you are successful, you wouldn’t have had the other things that are precious to you today.

Have fun.

Dan.

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5 Responses to “Budget!!!”

  1. Sally Squad Says:

    Wow…thats awesome!

  2. Walter Krumpkrump Says:

    In some cases you NEED to do one thing before you can have the other. Many years ago I was stuck in a hospitality job rut, with zero prospects (I thought). I happened to meet my future wife in this time, and with her support and love and belief, I now find myself firmly out my job rut, and in a job that I love and can be proud of.

    Don’t lament the things you don’t have, instead look forward to everything you still have to come!

  3. Dan lee-Archer Says:

    For those of you who don’t know Walter and I met about a year and a half ago when we both starting training in our new jobs in a new company. When we met we were both newly married, desperately in love with our wives (still are) and both had the same sense of humour. From training we both have gone on to get promoted twice (well he got promoted twice, I got promoted once but got promoted 2 levels) and are both in the same role. It is bizarre when we met up it is like looking in a incredible attractive mirror.

    I love your input on my Blog mate.

  4. James Says:

    Tasmania… That explains something ;)

  5. wilson Says:

    budget… nice title! Good point!

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