There was really a time in my life that I was blogging for myself. Blogging for me is an outlet to express. It must remain to be a journal, the content must never be compromised for commercial purposes. The reason I made a new blog aside from ‘The Flip Guide’ is that I wanted to share with you guys a new facet of my life that may be considered as a ‘turning point’.
The Misery of Living Lavishly
This blog will narrate almost everything in my life. I have to set a parameter for this one as I will be dwelling to a more personal side of my life. The reason I want to do this is that there must be a depository of my thought. At least, I must have something that will contain all the chapters of my mundane existence.
Not many people know that my first job as a salesman was very difficult. But my first job was so financially rewarding I was the highest paid entry-level Account Manager in the company. There was a quarter wherein I got a paycheck worth 40k +. The commissions I got are so tempting. I was spending lavishly. I was paying this and that. I was swiping my credit card without hesitations. I am a careless spender on the loose.
I was able to sustain my life financially during those times. I treat colleagues and families almost every week. I buy shoes and shirts in an almost daily basis. Gadgets were my fetish, I was having an intimate affair with cellphones and laptops.
It was until I realize I am slowly losing my money.
The sad realization of a simple life
Then I moved to a new company. My next job is supposed to orient me to a new lifestyle that can get me out of the rat race I was into. It was a promising move. The office is a five-minute travel away from my home. It was the most convenient conveyance ever. The salary is good, or should I say, sustainable enough. I thought living near the office will save me more money.
Apparently not. It was another lifestyle that led me into another version of a rat race. I was eating in lavish restaurants and buying stuff almost every week. I was into smoking again and I am buying lighter everyday because I am too egoistic to borrow someone else’s lighter.
Clearly there was really something wrong with me. There is a great battle inside of me that I cannot win. My sales performance was dropping significantly. I am not selling enough. I am demotivated, a headless chicken I must say.
The bold move
My credit cards interests are bloating up. I cannot pay them anymore. I quit my job after I got an unexpected offer from an international job search engine. I negotiated with them to match my currently salary since what they offered me is somehow within the range of my salary with my current employer. After careful evaluation, I decided to move on. The offer was not that big, but at least it would be enough to sustain me. I accepted the job because it has been a constant desire of mine to work with a global brand. It was a new chapter in my career and I was excited.
The new chapter begins
Today I was so delighted to write again. To blog is to inspire is to express. Today, I am giving myself another shot. A chance of a lifetime. The road is so uncertain, it will be another difficult travel and I am so excited to go for it – head on.