I’ve been working for Skagit Publishing since the beginning of October. A nimble, local paper with forward thinking management. When I started, it was with the agreement that I would prove myself and then transition into a telecommuting role. Although the pay is below average and the hours only part time, I’ve been successfully living on less than I earn. I am also thoroughly enjoying the work I do and people I work with.
I’ve also picked up a handful of freelance clients over the last few months, and I just cashed in a small investment I made in Bitcoins a few months ago. As a result of all this financial defense and offense, I now have enough cash on hand to wipe out my debt and be 100% debt free! A huge milestone.Realistically, if I paid it all off I’d be almost penniless, but reliably employed. But I’m currently making payments at 0% interest, so I will pay it off this year, but I don’t need to drain my bank account at this moment.
Last week I published my second book, which summarizes the modifications I’ve made to Solace over the course of the last two years. I’ve been working on the book for just shy of a year, another minor milestone reached. And with two books published, I suppose my dubious title of ‘author’ stands on firmer ground.
But this one, working remotely, has been the big dream. I’ve pursued the dream of living on a boat, away from the dock, and working remotely for over seven years. And today I’ve achieved it. The biggest milestone of all.
It’s odd to see all the milestones roll past. These goals achieved. It begs the question, what will I do next? The answer is ‘be’. It’s time for me to just enjoy the fruits of my labor. This year will focus on further reinforcing and cementing my life: the life of a full-time, remote-working, cruising nomad. A life of San Juan Sufficiency.