Updated: Sep 3, 2019
Something that has been on my mind a lot lately: financial freedom.
I don't desire great wealth; I don't desire to have extravagant things. My desire is to be able to comfortable provide for my family, own a home with a yard and a dog, or even more than that, I'd like to walk into Costco, knowing that we will be spending a small fortune in order to leave with the things that we need, without worrying about where the money is going to come from.
Maybe financial peace is a better description of what I'm seeking. That's the dream, right? Eliminate financial stress...
I have realized that I can't put all my eggs in one basket. I don't necessarily need to find a better paying job, I need to create something of value and monetize it. Challenge accepted. I will also be a better steward of what I already have.
I'm tired of being "poor me, I don't make enough money" guy. It's time to do something about it. It's time to take responsibility for my finances and be accountable to my family and to myself. I don't know exactly what it will look like or how it will happen, but I know that I'm going to get off of my thumbs and make it happen.
For starters, the first draft of our family inspired children't book is complete. Mia is going to be the illustrator. Maybe somebody will buy a couple of copies someday. Whether or not that happens, I know my kids will love it, since most of the words that it consists of originated from their own little toddler minds. And Mia will be able to take some pride knowing that she drew the pictures.
Now I get to learn about how to get it published!