Almost There

I’m almost home! It’s a major step financially and career wise, and I’m not so sure if it’s the right call still. But they say do something uncomfortable. I know I need the change for many reasons. In case I forget why I am doing this here is a list of reasons to remind me.

  1. I need to not be in the same country with 1 or 2 exes. – It’s just unhealthy right now. Someday maybe we can occupy the same space without feeling regret/ sad/ unloved but as of now I need to be able to wish them happiness without feeling small.
  2. I can’t afford my city. I don’t have a secure job and living there is becoming more of a survival task rather than a thriving task.
  3. I want to have a better relationship with my mom and brother, and that’s difficult with a 4000 mile distance.
  4. I can start my own practice in South America for way cheaper than starting it in the US.
  5. I need new people and be in the environment that I want to eventually have impact on.

Dear Me,

You can do this. This is the right call. I know you’ll miss your friends but when you’re back on your feet you can come back and visit them. As often as you’d like maybe you can just put it in your budget. You can do so much with the little savings/ money you have. It would also be easier to start your digital projects when you’re in a place where your living expense is not that much.

You can do this. I promise you can. Just keep going, you’re improving and you’re growing. In one year, you’ll look back at this and know this was the right call.

Love,
yourself

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So Much Good Signs!

I’ve never been the one to look at coincidences, events and symbols as signs of things to come, but lately I really think and believe that things are falling into place and I am exactly where I am supposed to be. I am happier – definitely no longer depressed. I feel productive and have been building momentum for working on my own things. I’m not sure where this creative steroid or high is coming from but I wish I can bottle it up and relish in it.

I’m nervous about my big move, but I know it’s what I’m supposed to do, and before that I have to finish a lot of work and fund it. Maybe I should just push for my $20,000 goal in one month. Realistic? Probably not but if for once I’m following signs, then maybe I should keep going with this in mind and really give it all I’ve got and go all in.

I’m not playing. I’m all in.

Best,
-A

Re-strategizing.

I just updated my list of things to pay-off/ do and unfortunately, I haven’t accomplished as much as I want to by now. I’m about 10 weeks away from leaving my apartment and there are still big decisions to be done before that could happen successfully. Like, where am I going? What am I doing with my life? The next month will be very unpredictable. I have a few projects that are coming to fruition, and I am hoping some of them will yield me some form of income.

I can feel getting close to failure, which in a way is good. Because, I really don’t/ cant have a back-up plan. So failure is NOT an option. One thing I know is that consistently talking about things do help. As long as I keep being active with blogging maybe I’ll be more productive.

Wish me luck! and I will try my best and give it my all.

-S

Trying to be a Nomad

I want to take a year simply exploring the world. I have no budget as you guys know. But if I were to go home, I think I can afford it. Even better, I might have enough to start a company. I can live off my grandparents’ farm. But I have a math problem. For sure, I can leave for 2 months but I might need to come back to my city right now for a week or two for a professional event. Should I airbnb my room out? or should I just completely get out of my lease?

Time and Money

I have about a 3-4 month that I can keep living off my unemployment if everything goes well. I look at it as my grace period. Within that 3-4 months I need to be able to keep all my bills current. Renew my passport, and stand on my own 2 feet.

I think I will start investing money in the stock market even if it’s only a little bit at a time. I also decided to make all my credit cards current, and I think I can have 2 of them paid off before that time is out.

More importantly, I need to have my career almost set-up before that time is up. There’s so much to do! Now is not the time to be complacent.

Dreaming and Strategizing

One of my lifegoals is to built my own house. For someone that was raised as a renter, owning a house has been a dream. I’m almost 30 and I’m still dreaming about it. Fortunately, since my other home is in a developing country, the cost of owning a land there is so cheap. So I turned that dream into a plan, by setting a rough estimate on how much it would cost me to build. Fortunately, my architectural background would enable me to build it on my own. I have ID background too so I can build my own furniture. But just for shits and giggles, I wanted to what kind of money it would take to just furnish a 1 bedroom/ 1 bath house. And my shopping list in Ikea is running about $6,000 at the moment. I can buy a small plot of land for about $3000 back home. If my built cost is the same as the larger number, I should be able to build my dream for about $15,000. That’s not even a downpayment for the United States City that I live in! So it sounds doable, but of course since I plan on building it myself, it means I’ll need to take some time off from working and just building my dream.

Considering, I’m still looking for a job, it feels unattainable at the moment. But it’s good to have a plan for it. Save $15,000 for my dream cabin/ tiny home. If I add another $5000 to turn whatever furniture I build for myself into a furniture line to sell, that means I just need to save $20,000. Easy peezy?

The first number for my goal seems set. Now I just need to figure out timing. How much time do I need to finish my dream cabin?