Day 349 | $3,720.97 paid | $8,175.76 until freedom
Something my boss always talks about is “getting momentum going” on projects. I’m not sure it means anything most of the time, but the word has been bouncing around in my head lately.
That’s kind of what this entire experiment has been. I’m in a fight, and I’m getting jabbed in the face, and I’m coming up on the end of round 2. If it keeps going like this, I’m going to lose by unanimous decision. I’m sorry if that metaphor is trite. I hear about people who make sports analogies as a way of understanding the world, and I resent them, and here I am doing it myself.
Well, check this out, folks. I just sent an invoice to a company that hired me to solve an emergency for them over the weekend. I warned them: you’re buying my weekend from me at rush rates. It’s not going to be cheap.
It wasn’t cheap, but they didn’t argue. I know now something else about the value of my time, and it’s looking pretty good for me. Before this my business had become profitable, but after this it’s going to make back about double my initial investment.
And today after work I stopped by one of the coolest bars in town to take measurements for a project I hope to be doing there. I’ll do it as well as or better than anyone else, and I’m going to make sure I make money doing it.
You know all of that money is going toward the destruction of my loans.
Although there’s now no chance of me achieving my initial goal of winning this thing within a year (I have two weeks), I see the end of this round coming, and I have begun dodging jabs and catching my breath. Start of round 3 I’m going in swinging.
Again, I’m sorry about the sports metaphor.
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