Would you focus on business, travel, or look for a job? What would you do if you were 25 again?
I need some help with making a decision in September. I’m not sure of what to do next and I would love to hear from you guys on how you would react in this situation.
Here’s the quick background info…
In September our lease expires. I rented a place with my cousins about an hour away from Toronto in a college town. This has been the best year of my life socially and personally. It’s time to move on though. Moving back with my parents is the obvious option since I already spend most weekends at home and my parents love (I think) having me there.
As for other options…
I rented out my condo. I bought this as a rental property but lived in it for a year. It’s now being rented out and generating money. I can’t go back there.
I can move in with other friends, but I’m not so sure I’m impressed by any of the current offers.
I make my income through freelancing, my own blog, a part-time job, and investments (yes, very random).
I love to travel. I have been on many trips and would ideally prefer to travel more in the future.
I’m just not sure of what to do next in September at 25. Apart of me is saying that I need to get a job and be a real adult. Another part is saying to grow my business. I’m also feeling the travel bug coming on once again.
Let’s get specific.
Well, I don’t have a career to be honest. After I got my degree in business, I never applied for a job. I worked hard throughout college to ensure that I could graduate with zero student loans. This allowed me to be pretty carefree after college.
However, I have been thinking of applying for a job for the fall. I’ve already applied to a few gigs that excited me.
The good news is that I can be picky. I have money saved and have no student loans. I don’t have to stress about earning on a paycheck.
The forces pushing me in this direction are the usual suspects: family, society, and friends. Everyone that I know has a 9-5 gig. I’m the only person trying something different. I’m constantly reminded that I need to get a real job and be a real person.
My biggest concern here is that I’ll get stuck in a vicious cycle where I hate my job, but I rely on the steady income. I’m worried that I’m going to hate every single aspect of the job and that I’m only going to enjoy the added income. I don’t want to hate my life. This thought would keep me up at night.
Would you find a career in your 20s or avoid the trap of the steady paycheck?
I have a huge post on this coming up next week.
I can keep on going or put things on auto-pilot.
I can consider new blogs, new projects, more freelancing, and so on.
On the flip side, I can put everyone on auto-pilot while I get a real job and try other ventures.
I can travel more and see what this world has to offer.
I love to travel, as already mentioned. I’ve been on all sorts of random trips the past few years:
I would like to travel more. Ideally, somewhere I can work on my Spanish and become better at speaking it. I also have been pondering the idea of teaching English and actually living somewhere for an extended period of time.
The obvious negative to traveling is that it would interfere with business ventures and prevent me from starting a career. On the positive side, I would see the world and explore more.
So what would you do in this case? I’m open to all ideas.
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