What will it take me to have a life that my brother lives, in NJ?
Lemme get the things first.
- A 2 Bedroom house with 2 separate baths
- A university for degree
- A decent paying job
- Couple of bottles of beer in the fridge every time
- A big TV at the living room
- A decent room with a good bed in it
+ a girlfriend .
For that, I think, I’ll be needing , in my estimates,
- 3000$ a month in earning
- Time to attend college
- Time to study things at home
- Time for my girlfriend
- Happiness in what I do
You see, life’s fulfilled even when I’m living with 5 others in a 2-bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment. I just want things to be better. Step by step, month by month. This month, I’ll be doing 1K a month, the next 1300 and a gradual increase, with enough time for all other stuffs.
What I need to do is get my skills better. Maybe go a few hours on maxbounty? Maybe a few high paying articles? Who knows, maybe just these two thing will give me 100 grands a year ??
I have less than 2 weeks in Nepal. I have no place to stay in New Jersey when I reach there. My brother lives 1400 miles away from me in the States. I talked to a club senior and requested him to find me a room for rent. I rejected a room that was available. I even had a brief talk with a transgender male who had a room for sharing. My apartment hunting experience has been quite a story to tell.
With everything that’s happened, I still don’t have an apartment or a room to stay in when my college starts. I had a brief moment of relief till tonight but then Sagar’s landlord also told him to leave his place. Now neither my friend- with whom I’d planned to live with till I get a room- has a room, and nor do I. Bed bugs were the reason of his expulsion and I still can’t figure out why I still can’t find a room.
Anyways, the hunt is still on. Today, I send applications to almost 5 rentals that were available. I’m hoping for some replies by tomorrow. If none arrives, I’ll send some more application. Still, there are 13 days left. There are countless of apartments available and there’s still some time left. Hopefully, I’ll have a couple of apartments for viewing before I reach the States.
Today, I am willing to do something.
I have the enthusiasm to start working from early morning. It’s 4th of July, and I have 28 more days before I fly off to the States. I still have a few things to complete like
- No Objection Letter
- Document Attestation
- SAT Score Reporting
These things are going to take 3 days of my remaining time, which means whatever I want to do, I have 26 more days.
I’ll start working on one of my blogs from today. Maybe I’ll buy a domain and a hosting and register the collegepossibilities blog. I see bigger prospects on that things. I’ll work a few months to generate awesome contents.
Two months, 20 posts, 20,000 Twitter Followers and 20,000 visitors on my blog every month. This will give me 200$ a month of advertising revenue and hundreds more from other streams.
I’ll start working on this from today and I’ll keep updating on how things go.
Making a career in writing is neither easy nor extremely hard. Like every other field, the two most important things you’ll be needing is the passion to write and the openness to be corrected for your wrongs. Criticism will be there, just like in any other job. You’ll need to correct yourself of the wrongdoings that others point towards you.
I’ve been giving this thing a thought lately. I wanted to be a blogger since some six years back and after these thousands of days, I’m still not the blogger that I wished of becoming back at that time. Somewhere in middle, I was doing good, really really good. I was convinced that I could write good and given a proper amount of time and research resources, I was affirmative that I could write on any topic. And I did write at that time. I did good.
It’s been more than a year that I haven’t written on a regular basis. After all this time, I find difficulty in forming proper sentences and generating creative description on topics. A can’t go more than a couple of hundred words if I were to not insert fillers. This blog has a lots of fillers and this blog is the only thing that I’m writing in.
Just like 6years back, I’m thinking of a career in writing once again. This time, it’s more of a serious necessity than just a wish. I am attending college after a few months and I will be in need of money to sustain myself. Working more than 18 hours is not allowed and I don’t want to work illegally. If I were to start writing and develop my style in a few months, I think earning an extra grand won’t be a tough call. I can work on upwork and other freelancing website and if I’m giving quality content, I’ll be getting the dollar I demand.
I’m already excited about this. I just wish for this excitement to remain for a few weeks more. I will try writing a blog post every day and devote 10 hours extra to writing and improving my style. I’ll ask my friends to read the pieces I write and criticize them honestly. I’ll take their suggestion and improve to a greater extent. I also need to improve my grammar. It clearly sucks as of now.
The dream is to not work 10-5 for a firm that pays a salary at the end of the month. The dream is to make the laptop both my master and the servant and the room both a cosy place to fall asleep and work hard. The ultimate dream is to work from home office and make a good living for self and family.
I dream a fairly simple and desired life of many. I dream of working from my own space, working for the things I have started myself and working as if my entire life depends on the work that I do everyday.
Maybe I dream of being a blogger, or a e-book writer or a affiliate marketer. Whatever I dream of, I dream of doing it from my home. The dream is to have a work that can be done from any corner of the world, without the distance affecting the work that’s been done.
Maybe the dream is still being thought of. I haven’t quite decided what I really want to be. I know I want to work from home but there are thousands of things that you can do from home. I don’t know what is it that I want to do, while staying at the cosy and comfortable bed, sipping a cup of coffee with a ciggrate in the vintage ashtray.
Whatever the dream be, the most important thing is that this very blog should never go down. This blog is a memoir that already has 3 years of my life in it. I see no following the dream untill college is done and that’s 5 more years away. The blog needs to be alive; the blog has memories and more will be added.
I started with some serious MCQ practice for my Economics exam today. Today was my second MCQ paper of As Level and I think I did pretty good. 23 out of 30 in the first serious attempt is not bad at all, or at least I don’t think it to be a bad score. With these scores on my test practices, I’m hopeful for a C in my A Level economics. For that, here’s the plan.
So, both the papers – P2 and P4 – didn’t go as I expected them to. I will get a C in one and there’s no way I’ll pass in the other. So, here’s the plan to get a C in average.
The two MCQs’ that are remaining, I’ll have to do exceptionally well in one and pretty good in the other. And by exceptional, I mean getting all the answers correct ; a single mistake can be considered but not two . So, I’ll have to get 30/30 in one paper i.e. Paper 1 and I’ll have to cross 20/30 in the Paper 4. If all goes as I’ve planned, I’ll get a 60/100 in my whole A Level economics and with that I’ll have the final grade of ABCC. That’s good enough to get me into the colleges I’ve wished of.
So yeah, I’ve begun my mental exercise and I’ll do my best. Chances are, I might even get a B even though I’ve not thought of anything such.
Good luck to me. All I need to do is FOCUS right now. Everything else is good if I FOCUS on my papers and practices.