Why start blogging now?

I feel like it’s time to start blogging now because I wanted to share my journey for financial independence (aka FI).  I think my journey is unique because I live on Guam, a small US territory island in the Pacific Ocean, which means I have similar financial experiences as those living in the States but also unique experiences that come with being a territory instead of a state and being closer to Asia than to North America.

I believe words live for eternity.  I guess part of me wants to leave some sort of positive imprint on this world, and sharing my highs and lows towards financial independence seems like an easy way for me to do that.  The quest for financial independence is NOT easy, it’s NOT always exciting, and it’s definitely NOT brief.  I think it’ll help people who want to do this to know how hard and yet how doable this is; kinda like “hey if I can do this, you can too.”  I also want something to look back on when I need some motivation to continue pushing forward towards freedom or when I’m old and financially independent and want to reminisce about how I got there.

Publicly sharing my story will help hold me accountable and keep me on track.  My boyfriend would be the first person to tell you that I tend to crash and burn when it comes to hobbies or new interests (he smiled but didn’t say anything when I told him I’m starting a blog).  I’m also surrounded by so many nice things and people who mean well that I’m sure I’ll be tempted to give up or prolong my path to FI.  This blog and future readers will be my accountability buddies.

Lastly, it’s a way for me to reach out to other like-minded people who are in the same boat.  I love the idea of learning new ways or methods to reach financial independence and what better way is there other than to learn from other people?

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