I’m turning 32 years old today. This isn’t some sort of training or step-by-step tutorial. Instead, it is a journal in time. I’m writing this for two people:
1. For those to aspire to have a lifestyle like the one I live
2. For myself, to check back on this post 10, 20, or 30 years from now to see where I was at the very beginning of age 32.
It goes without saying that between the ages of 31 and 32, the world has changed. We live, right now, in a time of COVID. Everything that was day to day, everything that was normal has changed for now, and possibly forever. I really hope that’s not true.
Many people across the world have been affected in a negative way. They’ve emotionally lost people that they love and fiscally lost their employment. I can say right now that I am truly blessed to have had neither of those things happen. Everyone I love is doing great. In terms of the financial side, I’m thriving.
What happens when people can’t go into town or a mall to buy? They buy online. It just so happens that I’ve been selling things online for 10 years now. Could this be me getting lucky at the right time? Sure, I think so. I couldn’t have predicted this to happen. I couldn’t have predicted that COVID would boost all forms of online business.
Between the ages of 31 and 32, I made the most money that I ever have. For the first time ever in a fiscal year, I was able to break 7 figures. That to me is crazy. I never had the goal to do this; I didn’t even know I could. I didn’t know that it was possible.
I’m currently writing this post in Key West, Florida and I live in a van. No, not just a little bit, but full time. Living in a van is something I thought I’d never do. To be honest, before my wife, Ashley brought it up (yes, it was her idea!), I didn’t know that “van life” was a thing. Ashley, who is usually the more conservative one in our relationship, had this crazy idea that we should live in a van as a way to travel during COVID.
Before COVID, we were living in Europe. It was amazing. We planned to travel all the way to Asia and…