Full-time travel blogger and digital nomad roaming the world on a whim, Isabel draws energy from being outdoors. She believes there is nothing more fulfilling than being unplugged. An explorer at heart, the world is her playground. She chronicles her travel adventures and budget tips on Bel Around The World.
It was a rough patch in my life, to say the least. I wasn’t just having financial problems, I was drowning in debt!
My school loans were hitting me hard. I was desperately trying to pay down a $4,000 credit card bill on a waitress’s salary. While paying off my new $20,000 Jeep Wrangler
“I can’t wait until I have a real job and settle into an easy 9-5!” I exclaimed after pulling my 4th waitressing double that week. “I just want weekends off and holidays off and a comfy salary. Is that too much to ask!?”. Isn’t that the dream for all college students? To begin their career, work their way up the ladder, become successful, save up for a house, and pay off their student loans. That was certainly my dream.
Growing up, I had a good understanding of the value of money. My middle class parents always made my family feel we would never go without. They also instilled in me that it takes hard work to make money. It was this combination that led me to believe that if I work hard enough at something I enjoy, I can make a viable career out of it.
What I mean is, you’re not a sailboat without sails, blowing aimlessly around in the wind….so choose a direction! I don’t know that much about sailing (clearly). I do however, (like to think) that I know a little something about choosing a direction.
Imagine planning your life around your career, seeing the road ahead of you so clearly, knowing exactly what you want. That was Alex’s mindset when she was working her way up the corporate ladder in the fashion industry. It came as a shock when that dream was seemingly snubbed out by a big setback in […]