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So, I've been trying to stay in more... like a lot more.


Simple... Saves money.  Every penny I don't spend, is a penny I can then put towards things that generate more pennies...

I need to upgrade my music software, so, that's like the next thing I'll be spending money on.

Or, invest more money in dividend paying stocks!

Also... there's a lot to do around my house.  I've been trying to toss this one carpet for a long while now... It's literally falling apart, so I have to cut it up piece by piece and vacuum up the mess.

I'm starting to clean out things more aggressively.  Just trying to toss junk, and donate things to good will...

The next phase will be to start painting and making the house into a little more home like... Also, I may just sell it... So, it needs to look nice if I decide to do that.

Trying to get my life in the direction that I want it.

Right now I just have too many things that weigh me down... Too much stuff, and responsibilities...

Not enough passive income that I can make in my sleep.

Too many cats.  Yes, they are cute, but... They take up SOOO much time!  Oh well, two of them are old lady cats.

I'm pretty sure in the next couple of years my life is going to be drastically different.

More passive income, less physical stuff... Less time spent feeding and cleaning up after cats.  Don't get me wrong, they are cute and I like them... They are definitely a pain in my butt though... It will be sad when they finally go... But the two older ones are kind of old for cats, it's not like they have lived short cat lives... They have definitely had a nice long cat life.  And a spoiled one too!  I spoil them like crazy.

Anyway... I'm hoping in a few years I'll have just gotten ride of a lot of the things I'm spending my time on and have much more time to focus on... Music!  And other creative things.

I've been going to the gym more.  The gym is great... Flat fee, stay as long as you like.  It's a great way to spend less money.  Plus it's good for you too, so there's always that.

Sometimes I go in the evening, sometimes i go in the early the morning before work.

I've been cooking dinners in more and watching Netflix more.

And trying to work on music more.  I'm getting a little further along in a song I've been working on, and I also have nearly finished the cover art for the song...

I guess I've just been finding that I've been doing all this stuff that isn't really want I want to spend my time doing.  So lately I've just been like... I'm going to spend my time doing what I want to spend my time doing.

And that's what I'm doing.

Staying home more.

The faster I get my dividend salary to the point where it can pay for all my expenses in life, the faster I can just start doing what I want with my time.

Which to me, is the point of life.

When you work a 9-5 job, you work for that organization and those people... When you reach financial independence, you do things on your own terms... Your own life.

AKA, make music all day.

Which is what I've wanted to do since I was a little kid.

I'll get there.

I just have to really start saying no a lot more... Just cut out more people, and more things that waste my money and time.

Add things that let me create music.

My dream is probably to just have a smaller house, or small flat somewhere, eventually no cats... A LOT more dividends coming in...  More music time, more gym time... Just spend my days doing my thing.

That's the plan.

A lot of people save up their paychecks to go on vacations... I say, I'll take vacation after I reach finical independence.

Until then... Just stay in, get up early and go to the gym... Save money, invest.  Invest, invest, invest... The more I make from dividends the more I can plow back in to making even more money.

I watch the HGTV channel though at the gym in the morning and they do these flips and renovations... I'm thinking I might perhaps try that one day too... I feel like flipping doesn't seem al that profitable though.  I mean... At least to me it doesn't.  I'd rather just hold dividend stocks.

But hey, who knows... I don't know what I'll do.

All I know is my current goal is to just keep building my dividend salary... Just slow and steady, month after month, keep pushing to the next goal.  It's hard to believe that at one point I thought 50 dollars a month was a lot... Now I'm WAAAAY beyond that in monthly investment income.

It definitely seems a bit like it's moving in slow motion, but it's going.

My biggest thing right now is that I focus on cost cutting... Just staying in, and growing the investment income and then using the rest to focus on music, which actually also does make a small bit of money too...  So really it's all a step in the right direction.

Just have to keep at it.  That's the thing... Everything pays dividends in the end, just takes time and persistence to get where I'm going.

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