Turning 29, self employment, growth and looking forward

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I turn 29 today and I can hardly believe the type of life I'm living now. It's safe to say that I like the way I'm living now and if you rewind to four years ago, I'd have never guessed my life would turn out this way.

For what it's worth, I still consider myself a work in progress. For me, every day is an opportunity to develop myself and it's an opportunity I don't miss.

Sorting out finance

I think personal finance is a key factor in determining the quality of life one lives. There's really nothing to it, the amount of money you have at your disposal determines what you have access to.

On numerous occasions, I've talked about how my life is funded through my crypto ventures. It's been a mix of happy and sad times but overall, it's been profitable.

Handling my finances has probably been the most exciting challenge I've ever embarked on. Over the years, my finances have improved and it has reflected in my quality of life.

The interesting thing about handling my finances and growing my portfolio is that every single day presents a unique challenge and opportunity. In the past almost four years since I've been around the crypto industry, I've literally never experienced two days that were identical.

So this means that at the start of my day, which in reality is any time I decide to start my day, I have to be on my toes. This means that at every point in time, I have to be up to date about things going on with me, my portfolio, and other assets that I could diversify into.

It's actually a lot of fun when you think about it. Yeah, it's quite risky but isn't everything else in life risky and the biggest risk in life is not taking risks, so you have to try things to know if they work or not.

In recent times, I've toned down the amount of tinkering I do on my assets but it's not because I don't have a strategy but more so because the current breadwinner of my bag requires some patience.

That notwithstanding, I still have to come online every day to see how things are going and make mental or direct changes to my variables. Whether it's selling, buying, or staking, it has to be calculated.


Sorting out my lifestyle

I saw a post from @cwow2 where he talked about living healthy and that sort of reached out to me because I've actually been on the same road. It's not because I'm getting older or anything but that's not a bad reason either, it's just that I want to be a better person because it's all connected.

If I don't stay healthy, how will I be able to do stuff that earns me magic internet money? So I've been trying to make some changes to my lifestyle changes with mixed results.

For example, I've been trying to cut down on beer and I could go a long time without beer, only to end up getting wasted whenever I get the opportunity to drink beer.

Right now, alcohol is probably the only unhealthy substance I consume, and keeping it real with you, the only thing that could make me stop drinking is if 1000BTC magically appears in my wallet. I'll stop drinking because I'll graduate to cocaine since I can afford it.

On the plus side, I've been exercising, even though it's been inconsistent. I hit the gym 3-5 times weekly and I'm trying to make it more often. My body can handle it, it's just the motivation that's lacking right now.

I've also been trying to eat healthily but again, consistency is the issue. For this part, it's actually all on me. Eating healthy is really hard, boring, and kind of expensive as well.

Plans for the future

My immediate plans remain the same and that's to get the hell out of Nigeria. So right now, I'm in accumulation mode, instead of panic mode.

Panic mode will probably be initiated sometime next year or early part of the year after when I'm certain we've accumulated enough for our exit. When I'm in panic mode which sounds very dramatic but in reality is just a period when we'll be pooling resources to exit, we'll sell off assets.

Here's the thing though, I still intend to grow my portfolio while dumping hard. So, my hope and current work is towards moving assets around until I reach certain goals in both Hive and outside Hive.

In summary

It's a great day to be alive and to celebrate my 29th birthday. Life is happening and all I have is gratitude.

Happy birthday to me.

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Hello @belemo!
Thank you fo r sharing in your writing such an important day, I hope you enjoyed it very much and that you are working to be healthier and with many plans for the future. Greetings!

Greetings @ belemo
First of all I want to congratulate you and wish you many more years with your loved ones.

To make a retrospective of life, to analyze what we have done right or wrong, it is always important because it will help us to be able to take the path to follow or to improve it, always having the objective to follow.
Undoubtedly, to make a change in our lives, finances are present and must be placed in the foreground to make the analysis or routes to follow to meet the goal.

Thank you very much for sharing


Thank you very much kind sir. I really appreciate

Happy birthday, my dear brother, I wish you the best in this new age. It is really not easy to rely on cryptocurrency for daily survival but we must be grateful for growth. With the economic situation of our country, we are very fortunate to be exposed to cryptocurrency.

Good luck with your plans to leave the country and happy birthday once again. Long life and prosperity.


Thank you kind sir

First of all happy birthday, and I wish you can soon fly away with your goals. I can give a small suggestion try to accumulate as much as you can with the help of freelance work.

Apart from that get some financial planning and knowledge this will help you in the future. I can understand this is the age of almost pressure for balancing the life and the family. Hope you soon understand and come out in flying colours.


Freelance work has been underwhelming lately. The rates and their policies are driving me away

Well you are 29 dear @belemo
So first things First
Let me stand up and sing for you HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU

Since you might be busy celebrating and rightly too all I say and share with you is my experience about life and money.
Life is like is cycle with up and downs, Today when you are experiencing the good prepare for the bad too.
This does not mean fear the bad but allocate some money for the future,
Invest in such a way that all you eggs are not in one basket.
Spread your risks to different asset classes.
Before I close this comment I must wish for you
May the good times last forever and bring you and your loved ones good health and luck
take care @belemo


I appreciate the kind words sir

Happy Birthday, brother! I wish you years full of success and good health.

Getting older and having more responsibilities isn't really that easy, but with proper planning and balance in life, everything will go smoothly. Dealing with a financial situation might get tougher and tougher however if you keep working on that and make sure you have savings, investments, and no debts then you will be good. Maybe relaying on cryptocurrencies 100% isn't right but life gets tougher with COVID so dealing with it in this way is actually good!


Through it all, I've just stayed grateful for life and everything I have. Thanks for the kind words sir

It's impressive and interesting to know that someone's life is dependent on crypto. It is something to be congratulated for. And one more congratulation on your birthday as well 😊

Happy birthday, buddy


It's been a rollercoaster journey but I survived lol.