It’s hard to imagine what just a few days can do to one’s outlook on life. I have never been one for dwelling on what’s bad; I generally sail through life without a care and occasionally have incredible highs to boot. The last few days have seen me experiencing one of those highs. Today’s post is more an update for family and friends than info related to working online from Asia.
I’m not too sure why things have done a 180, and turned around. I have a few ideas the first is something I’m not proud of and it relates to money quite simply. Whilst doing the living in Thailand website, I got a real dose of exactly where I was at financially and it was to say the least pretty bleak, fortunately it did not make me want to go get a job and return to the 9-5 it did help me look at other options and pursue those options, which has resulted in some of them materializing, resulting in my income returning to a place where I’m earning more than I spend. So yes I’m not proud to admit it but I see that part of how I feel is related to what I earn.
The other thing that’s helping is simply identifying times where I felt on top of the world and duplicating the daily actions “as best as is possible” doing this has made me feel like my days are full “there is no other way to explain it” rather than what I was experiencing which was “another weeks gone by and I did next to nothing” I can assure you experiencing your doing nothing is a precarious existence at best. Semi retired at 47. Was I thought, something to strive for and would offer up what can only be described as the equivalent of nirvana. Wrong! I’m officially out of retirement “except when I go to the border” and it feels good to be actively searching ways to advance one’s self in many areas including earning more.
This last week has seen me doing lots of things I enjoy, cycling been top of the list, I remember clearly stating a few month’s back to a friend “I don’t have 20 hours a week to spend cycling” I need to work! Again wrong! No cycling = little work, 3 hrs a day cycling actually makes me feel good which results in a decent amount of work getting done. This idea is not my own and something I learned elsewhere when it was stressed upon me an hour a day “doing X” would enable me to participate in the other 23 hrs.
So yes an upbeat post all is good.