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So It’s Been A Year

Author: Kyle

A year ago today I left Canada hoping to escape my old life and start new. To get away from the constant work of my job and try to build a business I could run from the road. In my mind I know what criteria would make it work and I have a good idea of what it would look like when it is done, but actually getting it going, well that has been another story.

It is true the dollar goes further here, and that really does help, but it is also harder to work with no fixed address. And with debts back home and obligations to others my year of working abroad has been a very difficult and grueling challenge. I have been gone from living a dream to living in a constant challenge waiting or hoping money will arrive so I can pay my bills and then myself.

Certainly this experience has come with its ups and downs. I have been to several countries I have never been to before, I have started learning Spanish and had fun going on long hikes, white water rafting, exercising in ancient military playgrounds and scuba diving. I have eaten more variety of Mexican food then I even thought existed. I have met wonderful people from all over the world and right next door. My girlfriend, Soraya, is showing me a side of Mexico I never would have otherwise seen, I am truly grateful for her.

I have also been to the point of eating just rice and beans for weeks while working 10+ hour days. I have been cast back into the role I tried so hard to get away from. Routine is the order of the day and there often feels like no escape. But there is a light at the end of the tunnel, as there always has been, but for now it feels like my hard work, sweat and tears are going to be required to get me out of my shackles back home. I just want something, anything, that would help me build residual income. I suppose many people are looking for that, and few people actually find it. In the meantime I owe, I owe, so its off to work I go.

First Post

Author: Kyle

I’ve been delaying the inevitable. Writing my first entry.

I’ve been looking up blogs about blogging, really just procrastinating.

The thing that really just made me stop to write right now instead of in the all too illusive “future” was an article “How to get in the Mood to Write” by William McCamment.  It talks about how just the act of writing can get you into the mood of writing. I’d never really thought about it, but as I type away, I have to agree that I am now in the mood to write, even though I wasn’t before.

It is interesting that since leaving high school I believe my writing abilities have dropped.  Likely it just comes down to that small thing called practice.  Kinda like learning the piano or French.  I know I haven’t really lost them to lack of use, but they are rusty and would need some solid polishing off to get back to where I was before.

Before, before what?  I’d have to say moving out on my own and accumulating debt.  Debt is somewhat like chains that force you to work long after your initial need to purchase is gone.  Like a gift that keeps on giving.  I’ll be writing about that topic too as it is one that has been close to my heart for the past several years.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog.   I hope I can deliver when it comes to giving you interesting articles about my life, travels, thoughts, and personal development.  Talk to you soon!