I don’t know how I do it, but I do. It’s 2:17 AM, which is like my birthday, 2/17. I’ll be 27 this winter. Brace yourselves, winter is coming. It seems that life has gotten progressively better and better for me. I’ve been through a lot. Haven’t we all? I’ve been homeless, multiple times. Now I sit on a substantial pile of cash.
It’s been a long rough journey, but things have gotten much better. I remember moving to Cleveland in December 2012 with some savings and a light winter coat. I moved there to be with some friends from a Church I belonged to, and because I wanted a change. Well I got that alright. I had to find a job, which I did; bussing tables at the Olive Garden. I walked in the snow to and fro. I payed my friend from Church/landlord and got to keep the ones I made from tips.
Anyways, now I live in a nice downtown two bed that pays for itself. I’ve got a car that’s truly mine. I’ve got nice clothes and a nice phone and it feels good knowing that I have a rainy day fund in case something goes haywire. I drive for Uber and work when I want to. I can sleep in, clock out, and spend time where and when and with whom I please.
I’ve started selling on Amazon, and I’ve sold about $7000 worth of stuff in the last 30 days. Just when I think, Wow! I found the best deal, how am I going to find a better deal to sell more than this? Then I have found a better deal. By putting more work and focus into reselling on Amazon (mostly via their fulfillment service) I’ve been able to surprise myself with results.
So things are looking up! Sometimes I focus on what could go wrong, but I’m learning to focus on what I have control over, and that’s my perspective. Things always go wrong, but my overall experience has been that choosing to focus on improving what I have control of has worked out most of the time. There’s been plenty of shitty things that have gotten me down and made me doubt myself and my situation, but choosing to totally power through that has kept my alive and well.
So I just thought I would soak it in a little bit and bask in how far I’ve come. And I’m looking foreword to how much further I have to go.