This is my final post of the year, and maybe the last one for a little while; reflecting on the past 12 months and everything I learned through this one-year journey towards becoming my own boss!
This is a little bit overdue. I was planning to publish this post on the first Saturday of the month, but suddenly I had so many things to do at once, and then it was my birthday weekend, followed by a long-awaited vacation to my favourite place in the country.
And while I had initially planned to work on the blog and finish other work-related tasks while on vacation, once I got there, I decided against it.
Just getting a little bit personal in this one because I felt it was important for me to say those words. And I hope they are what someone needed to read today.
If you follow this blog, then you probably know that I don’t discuss personal topics here. And while general health and wellbeing is one of the things I blog about every now and then, mental illness is not exactly the focus of this blog. There are far better and more in-depth blogs that you can visit to read on mental illness issues.
However, I chose to share this post here today due to some recent encounter with a friend. I felt obliged to put my thoughts out there, because otherwise it will just feel wrong.
I intended to publish this post as an extra weekly post on Tuesday, not the Saturday one, however, due to the technical difficulties I am facing at the moment, I had to go with this one for the week.
Vogue questions, for those who are not familiar with it, is a segment where an interviewer behind the camera asks an artist/celebrity 73 random questions.
I like this segment and have watched most of them. I have to say though that I find many of them rather awkward because I feel they try too hard to make it look like it’s unplanned/unscripted which sometimes comes across cringe-worthy.
This post is my first update on my journey so far. If you have been following the journey, or just intrigued to know what I have been up to those past 5 months, then I invite you to read on.
First of all, this is not exactly a “quarter-year,” but I only thought of this post about two weeks ago or so, and I was either going to do it now and be a little behind on the “quarter” part, or wait for it to be like half a year update or something. But I eventually decided to just do it now.
I felt like I should have a post where I document what has been going well for me so far on this journey and what needs improvement. So that I can have an overview of where I am exactly.
Here’s a somewhat huge hiccup on the way..
I had a different post planned for this week, but due to unforeseen changes, I am writing about this laptop predicament.
Since literally everything I do in my life right now is either dependent on or done through a computer and an internet connection, having both of them up and running at all times is a matter of life or death to me!
As I approached the last few days of October, which were the last days left for my 30-day notice, I was thinking of what I will do next. To be honest, I was getting a little bit nervous about the idea of not having a salary by the end of the next month.
And although I only pay for my own expenses and no one is depending on me financially, I still felt like this was a somewhat risky step, but as is the case with taking risks, you measure the possible losses and the possible gains, and, in this situation, the possible gains to me weighed a lot more.
In case anyone is ever wondering.
I’m starting this blog as a way to track and document my very unsettling and skeptic journey of achieving financial freedom and starting my own business (and, you know, becoming my own boss!).
The reason I use words like “skeptic” and “unsettling,” and I would go as far as saying frightening and insane, is that I don’t personally know anyone who’s ever done this before.
At least not someone who didn’t initially have a huge sum of money (because they come from a rich family or so) to start with. Everyone I know follows the typical “active income” lifestyle: A day job and a salary for the hours they worked at the end of the month and that is it. And most of them live a month-to-month kind of life.
So, I am certainly taking a huge leap of faith here!
But before I take you on my journey, here’s a brief background about me first.