G’day Fiverrverse. I hope that you are all well and that no one has yet been killed by one of the dust balls rolling through here recently. - Is it just me or is it all a little too quiet?
Anyway, story time. As some of you know I went a bit crazy mid-2016 - early 2017 due to messy breakups and some subsequent nasty personal finance issues. Thankfully, I managed to reel myself in before I got to stage 5 crazy which involves upholstering random things in human skin. It was a testing time, though, to say the least.
Fast forward then to the present and everything is awesome. Work is back on track, I’m in better shape than I have been in years, and I realize now that actually, the breakup was a good thing, as now I’m not pulling a narcissist rock after me everywhere I go… But. Well, actually everything isn’t okay really.
You see, I and my ex moved to Malta together and a lot of why we did was down to her. Worse, as well as still bumping into her ghost everywhere, I’ve never really liked it here. In this case, for ages now I have been trying to think of a new place and some kind of new adventure. The only problem is that the whole world is a ruin really.
Whether it is war or a new kind of hyper-nationalism which hasn’t really come out into the open and said what it is yet, the whole world is a ruin really. In fact, I don’t like anywhere in the world where it is practical for me to go to. In this case, for the first time in 13 years, I’ve decided to simply to go home.
Of course, if you know me, you will know that I hate the English. (No offense). However, the one thing I am definitely against is becoming just another man in suburbia. In this case, in May 2018, I will be buying a narrowboat and taking to the 2000 miles of English canals and waterways, changing the view out of my window every two weeks.
Yes, I’m going to be a literal river gypsy, wandering the rivers and canals and living completely off-grid.
My thinking is that by going home in this way, I will be able to satisfy my perpetual need for new scenery, whilst simultaneously getting to know my old country. Much more importantly, I’ll be able to keep my wee dog happy in the process.
There is only one problem. Buying a boat, moving back to the UK and making all kinds of other pretty huge life changes is going to cost a lot of money. In fact, to make it possible, I’ve got to pretty much double my freelance earnings over the next 12 months.
Can I do it? Well, I have to. I’ve already got friends putting off holidays from work this year so that they can help with things like ferrying me around the UK between different boat dealers in May 2018. In short, I’ve committed to what I want and now I have a duty to me and others to make it happen. And guess what? It kind of looks like I’m going to double my earnings this month.
So, here is my 2 cents at the moment. We all talk about wanting more sales etc and we all love to moan about things like algoritm changes. What I myself have recently remembered, though, is that it’s vitally important to have an end goal to actually commit to achieving. It’s easy, after all, to want something. But are you actually prepared to bite the bit and work, grit, and salvilate, until you have crashed through all the barriers which you actually need to to succeed?
If so, what is it that you actually want out of being here on Fiverr and have you actually committed to making that want a reality one day?