Written by: Ella B.
My husband and I have been talking about where we see ourselves in three, five and ten years ever since I can remember. Our goals were ever evolving. If you asked me this question 4 years ago, I would have told you that my ultimate goal was to earn a six-figure income, work for a large company and have the title of Director or VP in front of my name. As I progressed in my career and with each passing birthday, I began to think about what was really important to me. It all came back to Family.
Each day I would ask myself the following questions daily: Are the 10-12 hour days really worth it? Is sitting in traffic for 2+ hours a day worth it? How long do I have to work before I can really enjoy life? Is this what the American Dream consists of? Why am I working so hard to create and make other people’s dreams a reality? What about mine?
We have been talking about living a simple life so that we can pursue our passions. We both wanted to travel, experience new cultures, meet new people and create experiences and memories.
The idea of working until you are 65 didn’t really appeal to us. We had to be creative with how we thought about making a living. The daunting, “9-5,” was the old school way of making a living. While there is nothing wrong with this methodology. For us, this wasn’t the right fit.
In today’s world, you can earn a living anywhere as long as you have a laptop and the internet. We mapped out a semi-put together plan and thought let’s do this, why not now! We may not have all the answers or everything figured out but we’ll learn along the way and we hope to share our experiences with you.
We took the leap and QUIT OUR CORPORATE JOBS! I can’t even tell you how exhilarating it is to be writing this. As I write this, I have until June 15, 2018, before I am completely free from Corporate America and my husband has until July 31, 2018.
We wanted to document every step of the way and share our journey with others. We can’t be the only ones and if we can share our experiences, hopefully, we can help at least one person navigate their way to happiness.