And how has your approach to fulfilling them evolved?
In my teens and early twenties, I was going to be a millionaire by 30. Weren’t we all? Unfortunately, I had no plans in place to actually accomplish that monumental feat.
30 came and went. Damn, not a millionaire. So, I just pushed it back a decade. I’ll retire by 40. But, still no real plan to make that happen.
By that time, I was starting to develop an interest in marketing online, so you could almost call that the beginnings of a plan. However, the internet marketing world is so littered with scams and hype that it is very difficult to know which way to go when you don’t have a clue to start with.
Now here I sit in my early forties and I’m still quite disillusioned with life and the world we live in.
I haven’t completely given up the millionaire dream, lol, but I have definitely adjusted my dreams and am finally beginning to get enough of a grip to actually plan for my new direction.
One of the things I have always wanted to do was travel around the U.S. Personally, I’ve never been very interested in world travel because there is so much I have not seen here. I’m also not a really big fan of flying. 😉
Whether by choice or just by my inherited nature, I’m not someone who will work at one job forever, building up a pension and then retiring with the old gold watch ceremony. I knew that when I was young and I am even more certain of it now.
My “new” dream is quite simple. I want to live full time in an RV, travel around this country, and see sights and places I might never get to see working 46 to 50 weeks a year just to have the right to earn two to six weeks of freedom.
As most of us dreamers find out, dreaming our dreams and living them are two entirely different things. Dreaming is the easy part.
In order to achieve this dream of mine, I need to really buckle down in my online endeavors and create a stable income on the same level as a decent day job. I don’t need to earn six or seven figures to live a decent life on the road.
I’ve dabbled on the ‘net for years without much direction. I don’t know why I haven’t been able to really dig in and make it work for me. Perhaps it’s simply the fact that I feel so bogged down with the life I live now that I haven’t been able to create a clear vision of the dream/goal that I am working towards.
I believe I have that vision now.
The timeframe I have set to get out on the road and finally live life is a fairly aggressive one, in my opinion. I’m shooting for
May 7 September 18, 2016 2017 2018. Let’s set the departure time for high noon. 🙂
To hit this goal departure date, I need to finally develop the several websites I’ve had in the works for quite a while. I’ll keep you posted on the progress.
Remember, dreaming is great, but setting things in motion to accomplish those dreams is the only way you can live them.