Ohhhhh man, I’m pretty excited. My girlfriend is moving in with me in three weeks. All the way from Sweden no less. This means I have to get my act together and start making some real moves.
So here’s what I’m looking into this week:
- Cancelling my car insurance
- Selling my car
- Cashing in shares I have with my old employer
With those out of the way, my current major expenses will be down to the following:
- Rent – $1200
- School Loans – $1100
- Electricity/Gas – $150 (over-estimation)
- Internet – $75
So with this, you see how earning $100 a day (my current goal) is enough to cover my bills.
If not, you suck at math.
But why the hell am I paying so much for rent when I could start on my nomadic lifestyle now? Well, I have a few things I need procure first:
- New Laptop – Can’t work remotely without it.
- PO Box – If I’m going to be taking on the life of a nomad, I need a place to send my mail.
- Storage – I might be able to get away with storing some of my stuff at my parents’ place. If not, I’m just going to invest in storage.
- Home Base – This would be a place, most likely in the US, that I plan to keep rented while I’m out and about in the world. Colorado and Arizona seem like affordable options.
- Updated Passport – Duh.
All of this is great, but $100 a day isn’t going to cut it. The laptop is priority because I won’t be able to work on-the-go otherwise. The passport is obviously the next priority. Everything else is optional.
That said, this is just my goal. Life has a funny way of guiding one’s journey despite their ambitions so I’m not going to fight whatever comes my way. If I stay in the US longer than intended, so be it.
I’m still going to do it on my terms.
Final Thought: My friend Fallon had an idea about taking a tour of the US by train. How awesome of an idea is that? I may just steal it.
Peace out, party people.