Like many of us, I assume your career goals are in front of your personal goals due to funding opportunities. And that is ok. If you have specific personal goals, everyday you should be looking for options which will advance you towards them.
I am not good at this, but have a friend who makes poster boards with her 5 Year goals on them. Where she wants to be with her career, her family, her self, and her business. That board has a prominent place in her kitchen, so that she sees it everyday. She has had some hiccups along the way but she has achieved most everything she has put on that board. Not sure if it will work for you but it is worth a try. Grab some magazines and think outside the box.
Maybe you can't afford to invest in property at this time, but maybe you have some like minded friends. Set some goals, draw up a legal agreement and maybe you can acquire your first property together and split the profits between each other. 4 years ago, I decided to flip a house with my best friend. We both have full time jobs, so this venture was on the weekends and spare time. If you know anything about flipping the key to the game is to get the work done and property back on the market in short order. This is usually do to borrowing money and not wanting to pay the high interest costs. It is great that my friend and I didn't have to go this route, as we still don't have the house totally ready for market. Yet I wouldn't trade the things I learned and experiences. So here I am at 57 trying to live the dream. Just think where I would be if I started at 18 or 19 years old.