What happens when people truly do become financially, relationally, physically, and spiritually free? They dedicate their lives to serving humanity. They’re greatest desire is to help as many people as they can.
TRUST YOURSELF: A practical guide to achieving any goal and living beyond fear
Benjamin P. Hardy

One out of the four (the last, a de-Catholicization process that I went through starting in 8th grade — without my parents’ knowledge until age 22 (four years ago), of course) is the best that I’ve been able to manage so far…but the desire’s always been there, whether it was when I wanted to be a teacher at age 20, or a social worker at age 24, or the storyteller (currently on YouTube and Twitch, and occasionally around here) that I’ve always come back to being when my attempts at financial freedom failed…the worst failure of the collection was due to my fear of having to sleep in my car for a few weeks again* last July when I had a fairly decent job and a choice (between a room at a friend’s house that took me too far from that $9/hr fulltime job — decent money in Milwaukee, easily enough to afford a 1-bedroom place — to commute, and the car until I found something closer after the lease expired on the house I’d been renting a room in) that I gave in to the fear on and have only just stabilized my life from (at a significantly lower financial level) in the last couple of months.

The desire has always been there…I just lost sight of a way to get there for a while.

*had a dorm contract mishap in my 3rd year (2012) which left me without a room or anywhere near enough money to rent one from an off-campus source for the first two weeks of fall classes, and the week before…but that was when people still thought I was a man, and by mid-2015 I’d fully bought into the idea that I had to be a completely different person after transitioning. Shouldn’t have to say it, but I really don’t believe that anymore.

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