Last week, this blog hit a big milestone: 100,000+ all-time page views which you can see below.
My dream is to be a writer. I’ve had this dream since I was 22 years old. I started writing a journal. And then I started writing short stories. One of these short stories turned into a 100+ page short novel. I remember sitting there in awe of what I’d accomplished. I never thought I was smart or disciplined enough to write a novel. But there in front of me, was 100 written pages, proving to myself that I could do it. At that moment, I realized what I wanted to do with my life:
I wanted to be a writer; an artist. I wanted to create beautiful stories and experiences with my time alive. I wanted to devote my entire life to accomplish this dream.
But I am more than just a dreamer living in a fantasy land. I am also a pragmatic, logical human being, and I realized there are two paths to living my dream to be a writer.
To become a successful creative professional, I realized there were two ways to get there:
1) I would have to write a book, and then get extremely lucky to become rich and successful. Honestly, it would probably have to be a 1 in a million chance that this could happen to me.
2)I could work my butt off for a few years, and save all the money I would make. I could then invest it, so that money would stop being an issue for me in the short-term. Once I had enough money saved and invested that I didn’t need to worry about money anymore, then I could commit my life 100% to my dream of being the best writer and creative that I could be.
15 years after the moment I realized what I wanted to do with my life when I was 22 years old, I am still pursuing this dream now. I am still trying, working, and creating the life I want to live.
That’s what this blog is about. It’s a place where I am trying to build the life I want to live, while trying to create articles that show you how to live the life you dream about.
The path is simple: Save and invest your money so that you don’t have to think about money anymore. Then once money is no longer an issue for you in the short-term, focus all of your energy building and creating the life you dream of living.
So for everyone who has read an article of mine that has helped us get to 100,000+ page views, I just want to say thank you. You are helping me create my dream. 100,000 page views. It’s just the beginning. Now onto a million+, and toward that book I’ve always dreamed of writing and becoming famous for. Keep following along to be on the journey to be there. God bless.
Here’s some pictures from our trip to Dillon, Colorado to visit Torque, and his vacation rental property, last week if you’re wondering what we’re up to away from the blog. It included hiking, mountain biking, natural hot springs, and horseback riding. It was a beautiful road trip for around $500 that was a great way to close down summer. How was all of this only $500? Some of our best friends like to share the places they own, so no lodging costs, and we study ways to maximize our money on a trip. 🙂
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Man! Awesome pictures – keep up the great work and you will reach your dreams. 100k is a fantastic achievement, congrats! 🙂
Our trip turned out to be an awesome time. So glad we went. 🙂
Congrats on the 100k milestone, it’s well deserved. Getting that first 100k (and 200k) is the hardest, but it does start to get easier over time. Here’s to the next 1,000,000 page views!
Looks like you had a great trip to Colorado. I’d love to head out there some day and do the singletrack down the mountain. It looks beautiful!
Love the blog posts – you do an awesome job. Keep it up.
Hey Thanks Tom!!! I’ve learned summer is the hardest time to write for us Minnesotans as we’re always traveling on the weekends and running around outside enjoying our limited summer. I am kind of looking forward to the winter so I can focus on writing more. Thanks for commenting so I can finally see you as a person, and not a page view statistic!