Not everything is the way it looks.
I’m republishing some of my social media content - this was posted on LinkedIn at the start of the year.
Not everything is the way it looks. At the same time as becoming co-founder of Mission Equality, publishing a book, expanding my anti-racism newsletter and doing a ton of other things, I remain one step away from true financial abundance. I’m not asking for pity; just telling it how it is, as always.
While counting my blessings, I am also dealing with:
- a child who’s an international student in college/uni (I want her to graduate debt-free - another 18 months to go)
- unexpected medical bills (including two bouts of bronchitis in the last six weeks) and the knowledge that I really can’t afford to get sick
- the aftermath of facing racism at the last place I worked and losing half my income in the middle of last year (the fact that I managed to pay all my bills is a miracle I worked hard for AND I'm grateful for)
- living in one of the most expensive places per head in the world (tropical paradises where everything’s imported do have down sides) where the post-Covid cost of living has skyrocketed
- a 17 year old car that we keep having to nurse back to health at great expense (because of all of the above)
- the stress that comes with all of this
Having said all that, as I mentioned yesterday, there’s a lot to look forward to this year. I spent some time running the numbers, and I’m on the path to impact, ease and abundance - my words for 2023.