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Full Circle

This has been a very difficult few years. At the beginning of 2020, while we were travelling in Bali, I got a call from my mom that nobody ever wants to hear. My dad had gone to see a doctor to check out some dizziness that didn’t seem to go away, and an MRI scan had found the worst possible explanation there could be: a mass in my dad’s head. It was brain cancer. The diagnosis completely upended our lives. In an instant, our days of living nomadically and travelling the globe without a care in the world came crashing […]

The Power Of Forgiveness

I have to admit, this is not an easy post for me to write. I’ve stopped and started a dozen times and lost track of how many drafts I’ve gone through, but, as they say, writing is about “bleeding on to the page”, so here goes: I’ve always had a difficult relationship with my mother. It’s not a personality clash or the usual generation gap, it’s the fact that I’ve always wondered if she wanted to have me in the first place.  “I wish I’d never given birth to you,” is a phrase I’ve heard often. One time I thought […]

How I Built a Seven Figure Portfolio and Retired at 31

In order to be successful, the Boomers said we had to: 1) Get a job 2) Buy a house 3) Be a loyal employee 4) Retire with a pension at 65 And because they were older and wiser, while I was a stupid, naive Millennial girl, I thought it might be a good idea to follow their advice. So I applied their four-step plan and I’m sharing the results with you, so you can see how it turned out. Ready? Here we go!!! 1) Get a job “DON’T BE A WRITER. BE AN ENGINEER.” “But I love writing! And how […]

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