I really should be going to bed. I am writing this after taking my shower and crawling into my pajamas, yet I can’t turn my mind off. I really should be sleeping. I have work tomorrow…
…I have work tomorrow. That is exactly why I’m up writing this post. I am working a job that has no hope of being sustainable. I am in a graduate program that I’m finishing up in a few months and I’m not getting my Ph.D. I need to think to the future, and those thoughts have started now.
I started this blog on a friend’s suggestion. It was to be a platform for me to talk about frugality and being a graduate student. Well, I’m soon not to be a graduate student, and the blog has evolved far beyond saving money- it’s become about saving lives.
I’m not trying to be dramatic- I think this blog is truly about saving lives. Saving them from the drudgery of complacency, of obligation, of lackluster living. I am pretty positive it’s saved my life from those things.
Now is the perfect time, I have nothing to lose. Being about to graduate, with no real long term commitments and now, nothing but my own gumption, I want to move forward.
I want to develop a life around this, a career, a way to pay the bills and feed the pug while simultaneously feeding who I am and what I believe in. I am looking up and grasping every opportunity to grow these core ideals into a business, to write, to publish, to council and create content that gives back.
Any opportunity to make it happen, I’m going to at least try. I’m going to stretch, and give, and pray, and learn and work.
You can watch the video below. I made it because I want to attend Marie Forleo’s Rich, Happy & Hot LIVE in NYC this October. I need to be there. It will galvanize my efforts thus far and keep me moving forward with a roadmap engineered by people doing exactly what I want to do. It will be the spark I need for the aforementioned path-blazing. See more info here.