Here we go! This is the first of the 8-part series that I’m launching in conjunction with what I did towards the end of last year. I’m super excited with what’s happening and what has already happened, but I first need to go back to the beginning of the year and see what I said back in my previous blog post (one year ago).
What I said at the end of last year….
- Malaysia (possibly this month
- Kazakhstan + Kyrgyzstan
- Australia (high chance)
- Hong Kong
- Morocco (Tedx)
- American Samoa
Well, i got to Hong Kong, but not sure why I thought about going to Japan. Australia was a high chance, but then with the visa problems and having to leave all the time this year, everything was completely destroyed.
To be honest, 7 countries in a year was phenomenal. However, were these real holidays? No. Aside from the forgettable Hong Kong trip, Malaysia (both times) were the only legitimate holidays. Singapore was fun both times, but I still didn’t venture out and do activities like I wanted to. Was it because of budget problems? No, I simply didn’t want to treat it like a holiday at that time. I was scared because I wasn’t sure where my income was coming from when I got back.
Now with 2019 on the horizon, I know not to overshoot what I plan on doing.
One of my goals, that coordinates with my career, is making more money in less time, and I’m establishing that at this moment in my life. Building the connections and having big bankers all around Bangkok, on top of ex-teachers getting in contact with me in regards to big money work, will be game-changing.
I want to really dedicate more time to me. I’m sick of working past 6pm at a regular job, unless I’m getting paid over 100$ an hour to do so. I don’t want to work long hours on weekend anymore, only to make a wage I’ve been making the last three years ON THE SAME WEEKEND. I would much rather focus on my projects and FUN TIME.
Aside from going to the zoo in Melbourne, Australia in late February (very close to booking this trip) and a few other things, Spartan races are still my fun and hobbies, although related to health. Yes, I would love to do whitewater rafting and still go snowboarding in the snowfields of Hokkaido, but right now, that’s a bit on hold. Mongolia/Egypt is surely on board. I would like to take 2-3 massive trips this year and of course, my inaugural mini trips to Singapore, Malaysia, and the small resort island Bali, which is in Indonesia.