Simple man, simple things

jasonleow  •  24 Jan 2023   •  

I’m a simple man. I just want a few simple things in life now:

Earn enough
Feed my family
Stay indie

Despite all the intentions I set in the year about 8 forms of capital, open questions I have for 2023, and the diverse portfolio of projects I run, I think if I had to narrow it down, those 3 things would be it. In fact, the first one is a function of the second, so I can even wittle it down to two.

Just being able to feed my family of 5 (including me)—2 elderly parents, my wife and toddler son—is my main mission in life right now. Being the sole breadwinner, the past 3 years had been challenging to say the least. We were in a survival crisis. I was in fight or flight mode most of the time. It was tough. My headspace wasn’t in the best shape. I even tried looking for a job once, because things looked that bleak. Thankfully, it didn’t pan out. I think after a decade of self-employment, I’m no longer seen as employable. The funny thing is, I don’t see myself as employable too. So indie is the only path now. I have to make it work. Beside mere surviving, preventing my indie life being taken away from me is my next most important mission.

Maybe these are my real 2023 resolutions…

Just feed the fam, and stay indie.

Simple man, simple things.

Comments

Get ready for the 6th member ? the son need another partner :P

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knight  •  25 Jan 2023, 8:03 am

@knight has baby fever. I like keeping things simple. Staying indie seems more challenging than sticking with a job and working for the man. Then again, I would imagine it’s also more rewarding.

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therealbrandonwilson  •  25 Jan 2023, 1:20 pm

Keep hustling Jason. With all the things you have been doing, you are more than employable. Your big break is around the corner. Keep going!

keni  •  25 Jan 2023, 9:00 pm

@knight hahah Brandon says you baby fever. I agree.

@therealbrandonwilson yes definitely more challenging during challenging economic times. Rewarding in terms of freedom for sure! I guess it’s a worthwhile trade-off

@keni thanks! Here’s to the big break in 2023!

jasonleow  •  26 Jan 2023, 6:01 am

lol not really just feel the baby is cute but you need energy to entertain with it, so do it early!

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knight  •  27 Jan 2023, 2:30 am

@knight Isn’t that what a nanny is for? 🤣

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therealbrandonwilson  •  27 Jan 2023, 12:23 pm