The following are the two directions I had been pondering about for months at a time prior to 2019, which had been keeping me from being 100% in either direction, which, opposed to other life choices, will drastically change the outlook of my life.
|More mobility – Don’t have to work full time||Safe $ wise for mistakes|
|Easier to move from one job to the next (not only time wise).||All 120 hours of the week will be sacrificed for job.|
|Could live in a new place every year.||Can afford to travel further away|
|More time to explore while traveling.||Will have less time to explore|
|Freedom of choice not to stress about staying competitive. Freedom to relax for longer periods of time without intellectual growth.||Will need to constantly grow and stay up to date, especially in my field.|
|More time to reflect/introspection. Would have more time for blog.||Potentially, surrounded by like minded, bright people, which would be essentially better for growth.|
|Can’t live alone, well unless I am living in car (#vanlife).||Would have $ to live alone.|
|Wasting more time stressing about my parents thinking about my well-being. It’s exhausting.||Less time thinking about my parents thinking about my well being, though this is more of a letting go, mentality issue.|
|Retirement could be harder.||Retirement is an option or at least would easier.|
|Health would be harder to maintain.||Health would be easier to maintain|
|Would never have an anchor or at least it would take more time to obtain. Lose the freedom of choice.||Would be able to afford to buy an anchor (house).|
While, very balanced, I decided to take the professional route, also after my first semester into my Masters at Towson University, things started to take motion. You could say I have mapped out a plan until the end of August 2019. In reality, all I really need to do is execute it.
That said, school is going well. Due to mostly my impatience with the seemingly slow progression of the Computer Science Master’s curriculum, I am taking some self-paced online courses mainly on Udacity on the side. They are also good for refresher courses.
Growth wise, I am continuing to read…or rather listen. Right now, I am listening to, “How to Win Friends & Influence People” by Dale Carnegie. Honestly, this is a must read for in my opinion, everyone, especially for those pursuing growth in their career.
Physically, I could do better. I want better, “but” as many excuses start, I also want time for everything else. 😂 No need to tell me the benefits, I am keenly aware, and will be forever reminded every time I open my to-do list as it has and will carry over until death as a quadrant two objective, the not urgent, but important quadrant.
Mentality wise or rather emotionally, I am good. I am definitely more mellowed and back in the groove of everyday life. I no longer feel as if I am wasting energy, in other words, I am more intentional with my time. I continue to plan trips, though will likely not be able to plan any trips further than the bordering states of Maryland considering my very limited free time through September 2019. That being said, I’ll likely not have another blog update regarding my mental, physical, and emotional self until September 2019.