A Birthday Letter to Myself

I’m working on a longer post about the purchase and management of the 5-plex we bought last summer but since it isn’t ready, I thought I’d write something totally different-

-A public letter to myself.

Truthfully, I’m ready to focus on something new anyway.

Cheers to the next chapter!

What will it bring, what do I hope, and what birthday wishes do I whisper to the stars?

First, I hope my new chapter brings entrepreneurial growth and success while nurturing my creative streak.

No matter what it takes, I’m going to finish the board game I started over a year ago and make it to the manufacturing stage. It’s for my kids, for myself, and for every person who ever considered themselves a dreamer. It doesn’t matter if the game is a smashing success or not. It can only be called a failure if I don’t see it through.

I hope I am able to shake off my sales-squeamishness. Because fuck it. I want to sell my board game and other ideas. Dare I say, I’m excited even. But also terrified.

Additionally, I hope I get exposed to new social circles. It’s easier said than done when you live in a town as small as mine.

Earlier this year I read a post by Derek Sivers detailing his experience attending a walk and talk with Kevin Kelly’s organized group. I realized that no one in my social circle does (or would do) this sort of thing and it supremely bummed me out! I hope this next chapter brings new friends who enjoy deeper conversation and bouncing ideas off each other- while having a jolly good time doing so.

Kevin Kelly, we don’t know each other but if you’re ever short on people to invite, I’d love to join one of your excursions. There. I said it out loud.

Lastly, I hope to lean into my own self a bit more.

I’ve been putting my own growth on hold for my kids and family. This is what I wanted, and I am happy I made this choice.

I’ve indexed over 300 books, flipped houses, whole-saled real estate, and experimented my way through the last decade.

But I never really went for it.

Moving forward in this new chapter, it is time for them to see me grow and prosper along with them. It’s time to focus on my own professional life design. Finally.

Happy birthday, me.

May this be a year of luck, growth, and abundance.

Cheers <3

HouseRat Zero

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