Back from the Funk
I’m back from my period of silence. It seems quite a long time since I sat down to write. During this time I have moderately kept up with reading and commenting on fellow personal finance blogger’s posts, but refrain from writing myself. I have gone through a period of introspection that lasted quite a few months.
It started this past spring, when I somehow entered into a huge disagreement with my mother. I couldn’t write during this time because everything revolved around my feelings toward my mother. I was going through a very dark period and couldn’t find a way out of it. I spent many days alone, pondering, looking back, and analyzing feelings I had long ago buried deep in my subconscious. These struggles are not new. The relationship between my parents, especially my mother, and I has always been tumultuous. I am constantly walking a tight rope. And the rope took a dive for the concrete this past spring. I will not go into details. Suffice to say most of the disagreement had to do with cultural differences, personality challenges, and miscommunication. The relationship is better now with more effort and communication on both sides.
I read a lot. So many books, two books a week at least. What did I read about? I read dystopias, people coming of age, and historical biographies. What did I learn?
I’m a lost 24 year-old. I turned 24 in May and realized I have no idea what I want to do with my life. Which is crazy for me because I have been so focused my entire life. I have considered working on a master’s degree before and I have written about my thoughts on the subject. Now, I’m thinking of pursuing a five year part-time master’s degree in computer science. My company would pay for my education. This decision would diversify my skill set and hopefully, help me land a better job in five years.
Other than that I don’t really know where I’m heading. All I know is I want us to be financially independent. So we will continue to save money and invest. While I continue to figure out my journey, I will continue to write here and plan on starting a new outlet. I did not forget about my blog, but just needed a break to refresh.
I’m excited to pick up and start working on new projects to keep the momentum going!