I’m a talker but very rarely a ‘do-er’;I set relatively impossible tasks (so I can justify quitting) or get no encouragement so I quit before I’ve even begun; that’s about to change.
I’ve given myself some goals and by telling you I am giving you permission to kick my butt if I don’t put in the effort to achieve them or start trying to wiggle out of them.
I haven’t even come back from Africa yet but I’ve already set the travelling goals of a lifetime…
-To get myself to Australia on a working holiday visa by 2013. I want to do 2 years in Oz and then move on to 2 years in New Zealand. I HAVE to get there in 2 years otherwise, with the working holiday visa age limit of 30, I’ll be too old and decrepit to apply for the New Zealand visa…doh!
-However, that gives me plenty of time to achieve the other big goal – it gives me 2 years to make this slice of internet heaven a success. That gives me time to enhance my writing (although realistically, I’m top notch already haha) and make enough to start funding my travels.
-The ‘problem’ with the blog goal however is that I’m actually going to have to start learning some stuff; properly. You know, read stuff about SEO etc and possibly get a new website design to make it more ‘travel appropriate’…total yawn! Think I’ll be knocking on The Aussie Nomad’s door for a bit of this haha
– Start ticking things off the bucket list (which I’m in the process of updating) and head out to a couple of places in Europe before I go to the other side of the world and beyond =)
-Finally get around to writing proper guides and ‘to do’ lists for all the places I’ve visited (that I know enough and remember about each place to justify the guides); home, Paris, Dominican Republic, Jersey (the island not New Jersey although there is a link!), Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore and Bali and let’s not, of course, forget the guides I’ll be writing for Acacia Africa when I return =)
–To sell as much of my
crap stuff as humanly possible to make as much moola as I can before I leave. There will be some exceptions to the rule though…special photos in frames etc. I mean, after all, mum does need to remember that she once had a kid that lived on her property!
–Learn to drive. Yeah, I know. I’m 25. Please don’t laugh at me…when I was 17 I was still hitting the self-destruct button and when I came out of it properly aged 18/19 I was contributing to a mortgage and household bills with my ex before saving for travelling so I haven’t had a clear chance…yet.
-And so to fund the driving etc
I will need to get a second job. It can’t be too many hours as I already do 40 in my full time job and, as I am quickly finding out (yes, I’m slow to catch up), if you want to make your blog work, it also seems to count as another job but every little helps even if it just helps pay off my loan a little faster. *BREAKING NEWS* As I type this draft (9.7.11), I have just bagged myself a second job!!! Woo!! And it’s a bar job too – perfect for working around my day job and will only be 1 or 2 shifts a week! Ahead of schedule already? Oh yeah, I’m loving this!
I really hope that you’ll join me on this life journey and help my success along the way!
What are YOUR life/travelling goals?!