It’s been just over 2 months since I last posted and here I am again. I’m on the final stretch of my time in London and I’m counting down the days until I can leave.
London is great for many things but a culmination of working a job I hate from late afternoon to early morning has left me feeling bitter about the place. I don’t get a lot of sleep due to the hours I work and the noise around me while I’m trying to sleep. I’ve been ill a lot this year because I’m so run down, but the whole point of this year was to get ready for next year and beyond. That’s exactly what I’ve been doing.
I’ve made sacrifices to my social life because of the job I work but it pays me well enough to save a decent chunk each month which I’ve been doing since January. As I’ve written before, my mindset is a short term pain for a long term gain.
So while I see around these parts of the internet guys posting about pulling girls left, right, and centre as they go about their day to day lives, I haven’t been. That’s not because I don’t want to, it’s because it’s not what I’m focusing on right now. Some guys, probably most guys, are content working a 9-5 job and having the ability to go out on a Friday night or at the weekend and pulling a girl with minimal effort. It’s the same cycle week in and week out for them but for me, that’s not something I want to do.
The most important thing to me in life right now is getting out of work. I’m doing everything within my power to make sure I’m totally committed and focused on that because once that’s done, I’ll be able to spend hopefully the rest of my days in freedom to do whatever I want. I’ll be free to travel the world, free to dedicate time to self improvement and building wealth, and free to pick up girls wherever and whenever I want.
The last two months have been hellish for me. I’m mentally exhausted from bullshit I have to deal with at work and I’m physically drained from the lack of sleep I’ve been getting. I’ve been averaging around 3 hours of sleep during the week since the beginning of September because we have construction works going on in our building from 8am until late afternoon. I then work a 10 hour shift.
As much as it’s stressing me out, I know that I only have to endure a few more weeks of it and then none of it will matter. As such, for the moment it’s left with me little motivation to do much and I feel more like a shell than I do me. I’m coasting along, earning money, saving it and thinking about the future rather than being the person I want to be and doing the things I want to do. But it’s only a matter of time.
Today is a day I’ve been counting down to for some time now. I’m handing in my notice at work and with that, any power my manager or company had over me has gone. I’ve had a few episodes at work in recent months which I’ll talk about in another post (there’s a good lesson to be learned from it) and now that I’m handing my notice in, I’ll feel like I’m living on my own terms. Not entirely, but I’m that bit closer.
Going into this year, I didn’t have any savings. In fact, I was nearly £1000 overdrawn in one account and about £200 overdrawn in another. This is because I’d just moved to a quite expensive apartment where I had to put down about £2000 on a deposit and 4 weeks rent up front, but even before then my bank accounts weren’t much different. Going into 2014, I’ll have over £10,000 saved in my bank for the first time in my life. I’ve also got £2000 invested in a business. That’s what my hard work this year has gone towards. Not bad for a 24 year old that came from nothing and didn’t go to uni. But this is just the beginning.
My plan for January has changed. The three of us were going to go to Brazil and run a bar by the beach for a couple of months but circumstance has prevented that. I wrote in my hiatus post that Jimmy and Bojangles cut their holiday short because of some family issues and that’s played a big part. Those two are now back in work and running bootcamps for a few more months whereas I’m ready to leave work entirely.
I’m starting as a freelance writer and I plan on making that work out but running a bar in Brazil wouldn’t be a viable option for me to do so at the moment. We had everything planned. We found a bar through a friend’s connection that was “attached” to a hostel. The bar was kitted out, it just needed decorating and stocking with alcohol and it was good to go.
However, it would’ve been too expensive getting out there and getting the bar up and running. At this stage, although I could afford it, I’m thinking more long term.
In January, the plan for me now is to head to Valencia in Spain for 2 or 3 months. I wanted somewhere sunny, somewhere relaxing away from the horrible busyness of London where I can catch up with myself, and somewhere with Spanish women. The plan is to get as fluent in Spanish as possible, bag me a nice señorita and make loads of money as a freelance writer and on the stock markets.
I’ve been reading up a fair bit on the stock markets since the summer and how to privately invest in it, so some of the money I’ve saved will be going towards that. I understand the theory which is more than I could say 6 months ago, but now I just need to put it in practice.
That’s pretty much where I’m at now. I have a few posts lined up and an idea of the general sort of direction I want to take this blog in. When we first started it, I wasn’t too sure of how to present my thoughts or the journey I’m on and I wrote to a style that “fits in” with the manosphere. Now, I have more of an idea about the identity.
That identity, at least from my side, is more to do with making a success of myself and self improvement as I try to venture into what I called Tier 3 in this post. This is the direction I want to go in as opposed to detailing my encounters with women and how I seduced them for an “f close”.
I did shag two girls recently though. Score!