Last published post on 60to45 is dated 18th July 2017 and today is 29th Jan 2018; that’s more than 6 months and during this period, we have got many comments and some personal mails as well asking as to where have we disappeared.
We simply went into the wild, not literally but figuratively. By the way, have you yet seen Into The Wild? It is one of my favourite movies with probably the best background score ever (after of-course The Dark Night). No wonder Eddie won a golden globe for Guaranteed!
So now coming to the question, where have we been? Lot of things happened during this period –
- I quit my job. It was becoming sort of a drag; I wasn’t learning much and there was stagnancy of sorts. This happened in July. But thankfully I developed the financial discipline in 2017 therefore had accumulated enough to survive me for last 5-6 months.
- During the period from July – September, I got disillusioned seeing that people are taking me as an expert on cryptocurrency after reading this post. (Do you see the number of comments on that post? And there are still around 50 in moderation). Everyday I used to get mails about asking me for advice on different cryptocurrencies and after reading each one of them, I used to slip into my slumber even more. The reason: Because I am not an expert. I was probably a lucky chap who made some money. I was probably a more risk taking person who took calculated risks with time. The fact is that no one knows a shit about cryptocurrencies; everyone is just playing the game.
- I gained Canada PR. The process was going on for around a year and finally I landed up with my PR card in early December 2017. I will write a detailed post later on how I did it under the Express Entry Scheme.
- And last but not the least, I am in the process of starting my own business. So I would be living the entrepreneurial life once again and I am damn excited about it. After the hiatus of 4.5 years, I have gone back to where I truly belong – Building Stuff.
So that’s what has been keeping me busy.
I apologize to everyone for such a long gap but I promise to be more regular in 2018. My next post is going to be about yearly financial plan that I create at the start of every year. It helps me manage my finances better and keeps me liquid at all times.