As I'm sure a lot of people are today, I've found myself reflecting on all the changes I've made in my life this year. I got married, left my job, started my own business (this site), and then started a second business (marketing company). It's been a crazy year.
I'll be completely honest; I spend a lot of time obsessing over building wealth. It's one of the first things I think about when I wake up, and it's the last thing in my head before I fall asleep.
I know it sounds kinda sad and shallow, but it's actually a lot of fun. I love talking and thinking about business and entrepreneurship, and because of that I've finally found my passion.
Even though I'm not mega-wealthy yet, I can very truthfully say that I'm happier than I've ever been.
I'm also thankful for these wonderful things in my life:
No, I'm not just listing my wife to get extra brownie points. Not many people fantasize about marrying a dude who wants to quit their job a few weeks before they tie the knot. Here's the cool thing: not only was she OK with it, she encouraged me to chase my dreams. I'm looking forward to the day that I can return the favor.
When you are sitting with your family ready to chow down today, take a second to really appreciate how awesome (and weird) they are. My family has been ultra supportive of me through the last few months, and I love them for it.
This Website (and blogging friends)
This site has given me a voice to help young people make wiser financial choices. It's not the biggest blog out there (yet!), but it's grown a ton in the last year. In addition, M$M is opening up doors in my life that I really can't even believe exist sometimes.
Instead of thinking that people who make money from their computer are super lucky and rare, I'm one of them now. If you want to start a website as a side-hustle, you should. I'll have a how-to guide out next week courtesy of BlueHost.com.
Also – a huge thank you to the awesome blogging homies who have contributed to M$M over the past few months. You are all wonderful people.
I have made a point to surround myself with people that are smarter and wiser than me over the past few years. It may be the best thing I've ever done outside of getting married (<– THAT was for brownie points).
I know, kinda weird choice considering that I left a band directing career. However, I listen to more music now than ever. The cool part is that I appreciate my understanding of music a lot more these days.