So I finally took the plunge and became self employed…step one of fulfilling my long term goal of indefinite travel.
To become ‘financially independent’ I used up ALL of my savings, leaving me with nothing at all and potential debt (as when you have no money for some reason all the bills start rolling in!)
The initial plan was to lay low at home, get a Christmas job and build my finances back up so I can start my travel adventure in January 2019.
But no, I had to go and discover that Christina Aguilera was touring only in USA and only until mid November. She’s the last of my childhood pop stars that I’ve been dying to see live for ages and you never know with pop stars these days, they sometimes go on performing for years and sometimes they just disappear. I wasn’t willing to take that chance!
One concert ticket and a One-way flight booking later, I was a happy bunny for about 5mins when reality dawned on me…how the hell am I going to afford ANYTHING while I’m out there?
This may seem like I was crazy, stupid and thoughtless, but I’ve found that things usually work out, and the worst case scenario is I have to come home and start again-not the end of the world! Plus with my passive income coming in throughout the month…it should all work out if I keep my costs low, really low. So I’m talking Couchsurfing, eating as cheaply as possible, cheap transport (I kinda want to try hitchhiking, but not sure on that one!)
I’m actually excited to see how cheap I can actually make this.