“Good things happen to those who hustle.”
– Anais Nin
Apparently my old boss died. While I didn’t like my job, I thought he was a decent guy. On the day I quit he told me that I could come back and work for him at any time. Like I said, he was a good dude.
When I had a job I had to leave for work at 5 am and I wasn’t home until 5 pm. Between going to the gym and working on my projects I didn’t have much time left over. This used to make me really mad and it actually damaged my self confidence. While everyone else was goofing off at school or going on summer vacation, I was working.
It took me a lot of time and effort, and more than a few sleepless nights, to make my side business take off. Actually, I don’t even have a business per se. I started off with Amazon affiliates, then moved to writing eBooks, after that I transitioned to writing reviews, now I transcribe meetings. I couldn’t actually tell you what I’ll be doing in the next six months, but it’ll probably be something different.
With each job I’ve been able to earn more and work less. This morning I got all my work done before 9 am. After I post this I’ll be checking my email and then going for a nature hike. Since the weather has warmed up, I’ve rediscovered my love of walking through the woods.
On Saturday I’m planning to go explore a cave. On Monday I’m taking the day off to go throw paint on a canvas with some artistic girls. As cliched as it might sound the best things in life don’t have a massive price tag. They’re available to anyone who has the freedom to capitalize on them.