I graduated this July (2013) with a degree in Engineering Business Management from the University of Warwick. People always used to tell me to make the most of it, because Uni years were going to be the best years of my life. I did have the most incredible time in England, but I refuse to settle for the belief that the best years are gone! How can I live life knowing I’m never going to feel the same way (or better) again?
Through this blog, I want to reach out to all students and graduates, to make them see life’s million possibilities and opportunities. I personally could never sign up for a 9-5 corporate job (apart from the internships I did), and have always wished to find freedom and mobility even with work. I refuse to accept that I need to be stuck in a cubicle for the next 20 years of my life, to head a company I might not even be passionate about, and enjoy the perks that are supposed to compensate for the dark circles, stress and frustration from working 80+ hours a week.
My relatives do not understand this concept, neither do most of my friends. It’s the concept of becoming a lifestyle entrepreneur– where I get to experience the different life experiences that the world has to offer, improve my overall productivity and live a meaningful life. I’ve read many, many books on personal development, and the world seems to be preaching the phrase ‘follow your passion’, but I feel that passion is something that can be built/felt over time after continually doing something you love. Now, there are so many things you could fall in love with in life, which you won’t know about until you experience them! I think our 20s are to explore life, introduce ourselves to the things we love, so that we can spend the rest of our lives being sure that we didn’t settle AND we chose to live the life we love.
But I do not have any legit work experience….as people would say. I’m going to contradict that, by sharing my journey, while I establish an online business to earn the money that I need to create a life full of adrenaline, adventure and traveling. I must admit though, that chasing money or possessions has never been one of my goals- I value relationships, excitement and discipline.
So in short, I’m 21, curious about life, and this is the blog where I will share my journey towards financial freedom and mobility.