Well the countdown is on folks!Â My flight from London is booked, my last day of work is set, and the pressure is on. I’ll be heading home to Canada for three weeks on December 14th, returning to London and then jetting off to Asia a few days later to wander around aimlessly for a few years.
ThoughÂ my departure date isÂ approaching painfully slowly, I’m very aware that I have at least aÂ hundred thousand website-related things to do before then.Â Add to that I’m on a mad money savings mission and it is starting to seem like I’m spending less and less time away from my computer. IÂ think I’m becoming a bit of a recluse, actually.
Lately it seems like all I’veÂ been doing is hiding in my room typing my lifeÂ away. I think my friends are about to disown me. Sure, I put the occasional guest appearance in now and then for birthdays and leaving parties but those crazyÂ days of midweek all-nighters and general debauchery are long gone. I’ve changed. Do I like it? I don’t know.
While I really loveÂ this whole website developmentÂ thing, I love the pub more and my internet pursuits alone would never be enough to keep me chained toÂ my computer.Â I think the thing that’s transformed me from party girl to web recluse is that I’ve had thatÂ littleÂ taste of success and I want more.Â I now know that being able toÂ earn a living online is definitely possible but I’m also very aware thatÂ it’s not possible without putting in a lot of work.
Being able to wander around the world at my own pace, changing my plans on a whim is what I’ve always dreamed of and anyone who loves long term travel will be able to relate. If achieving that dream means locking myself away most nights to work on my sites then I guess that’s the way it’s got to be.
Does anyone else find it easy to make sacrifices now knowing that the long term payoff is so good or am I the only boring one?