When I originally created this blog, the intent was and still is to document my steps towards Financial Freedom and the ability to travel wherever/whenever I want. Below is an outline of the steps I took in 2017 and a reflection on the progress I made. Please do not read this and interpret it in a cocky, arrogant manner, I am simply explaining the things I did.
2017 was a year to remember! I moved in with my fiance, visited more places in one single year than I have in the last 5, became a remote employee, started 2 businesses, and got closer to my goal of Financial Freedom.
In the beginning of the year, Taylor and I wrote down our goals for 2017. We each created 7 goals and both completed 6 out of the 7. The goal we fell short on was flying first/business class for next to nothing (yes – for as little money as possible). However, although we fell short this year, we did book a business class lie-flat seat from Newark, New Jersey to Phuket, Thailand for our honeymoon this October. This is a $4,500 ticket that we got for 70,000 AA (American Airlines) miles and $30 each (not bad if you ask me). Although I am not going to go into my goals specifically, some of the activities below are tailored towards accomplishing those goals.
Looking back on this year, I think there is more that I could have done to get closer to my dream of Financial Freedom. The good news is that I have a handful of goals for 2018 to get me closer to my dream.
I hope this encourages you to start documenting your own steps to Financial Freedom. If you’re further along then me leave a few comments below to share with everyone.
I wish you the best on your way to obtaining Financial Freedom!