New Mid-Year Goals!
I aim to reach my target weight of 105 pounds by the end of September, provided I stick to my diet and exercise regimen. I will be vigilant about portion sizes while on vacation. Currently, I weigh 113 pounds and plan to shed one pound per week. By the end of the year, I aim to achieve a minimum net worth of approximately 225k.
Furthermore, I still have a strong desire to travel next year before pursuing a second job and saving for a down payment on a property. Ideally, I'd like to own a property by age 25 or 26 and gain the skills to invest from a distance or engage in house hacking.
Some side projects I wish to complete include improving my pole dancing skills and joining a salsa/bachata team.
Next year, I have a list of places I want to visit:
Tulum, Mexico with Sarah
Spending a month in Costa Rica in January/February
Two weeks in Puerto Rico
Visiting my sister in DC
Revisiting NYC to see my Filipino friend and Adilia
Turkey (Istanbul and Cappadocia)
Brussels, Belgium (with a pit stop in London to visit my eye doctor friend)
Palma, Spain (Drach Caves)
Genoa (Amalfi Coast)
Visit Nice if I feel like it, especially for swimming.
I value experiences over money, but I aim to save for a down payment on at least a duplex when I'm ready to purchase a house. My best friend Sandy is getting married, and while her life path is clear, I'm still figuring out my next steps. NYC calls to me, and I may consider moving there temporarily, or I might explore opportunities in Asia or Latin America. I have options, and I'm unsure which path to choose.
I find myself torn between the desire to accumulate more money (ideally reaching 500k) and the need for a minimum of 50k in cash for a down payment on a property, with the rest potentially invested in stocks. I'm contemplating whether I should monetize my TikTok presence and become more deliberate in my postings, as I haven't been doing that lately.
It's wild to read these plans, knowing they may change, and that's okay. Dom, where will you end up next? I genuinely don't know.
After spending the last four weeks in Australia, I still want to give Australia a chance, but I'll need to secure sponsorship. While I sometimes wish I could disregard money, the reality is that I must put in the effort to attain flexibility with my time. It's a sobering fact that things take time, but the rewards can be significant.
When I return home, I aspire to build a business, whether it's my own recruitment agency for hosts and restaurants, a weekend hosting venture like a food tour in the Mission or a walk in Lands End and Sutro Baths, or even my own speed dating company. I want to start one thing and see where it leads.
To support my lifestyle and savings, I'll need another main job. It's disheartening to see my bank account balance dwindling.
I wonder if I could move to Australia and get a two-bedroom apartment, converting one into an Airbnb. I'm unsure about the legality of this, though.
Perhaps in the future, my siblings and I could consider doing the Airbnb Arbitrage with our parents' house.
Maybe I should dedicate a year to studying Airbnb Arbitrage thoroughly for the freedom it offers. I yearn for genuine freedom.