SOLO TRAVEL DIARY PART 2- PLANNING IRELAND
The Beginning Stages
It's week two with my solo travel diary and, needless to say, I still haven't planned too much. Mostly because of my finances. You can only speed up the process of money-making so much considering my paychecks are every two weeks. So something I am doing to help further my money-making knowledge is reading.
I am reading "The 4-Hour Workweek" by Timothy Ferriss. I've only just begun reading the book but already I'm hooked. It talks about how retirement should not be the end goal. Like how much sense does it make to slave away at work your entire life during the time when you're most physically fit and capable of ANYTHING. Just to have a mediocre savings for retirement for a mediocre life. I am striving for more than mediocrity; I'm striving for an extraordinary life. If you're feeling like the typical 9-5 work day isn't for you and you're ready for a massive life change, check out Tim Ferriss's book!! I can't recommend it enough and if you buy online through Amazon you'll pay $12 opposed to $25. Totally worth the read and the price.
To build my savings, I am looking at virtual assistant jobs. Something I can do in addition to my two jobs. I'm already being a slave to society and working just to pay the bills. So I need to start thinking outside the box to get money for my travel funds. I absolutely do not want the traditional 9-5 lifestyle; I want to make my own schedule and lifestyle. And I will. With time.
Donating plasma isn't my thing. I tried to give blood once in high school. Being scared of needles created a problem but I finally mustered up the courage to give my blood. I had no idea they give you a finger prick to check whatever before you even give blood. I was totally blindsided. My heart rate skyrocketed. The courage I once had to donate was dwindling fast. I still wanted to give blood but they told me if my heart rate doesn't go down I can't. It's not allowed. I was like, "Whatttttttt come on, I'm scared of needles I can't help it that my heart is racing!" Long story short, my heart rate didn't go down and I didn't give any blood. Clearly, standing in line for hours and giving plasma is not for me.
Aside from planning my finances, I have dug into things to do in Ireland. Things like the Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher, and finding a local pub in Galway.
The little planning I am doing is making me yearn more and more for the nomadic lifestyle. Again. Help me, how do you guys cope with being stranded and not able to travel?