"Fuck."

This powerful, versatile word is interchangeable with almost every part of speech, and can convey a swathe of different emotions. People frequently use this term to express dissatisfaction or enthusiasm.

"Compromise."

Among other meanings, this foul term is used as a verb that describes the action one takes when one accepts standards that are lower than is desirable.

I’m John.

I’m a 22 year old male. I like cars, bikes, guns, books and trees. I listen to alternative, jazz and reggae. I have an ego problem that I’m working on. I’m whatever I feel like being, and I do whatever the fuck I feel like doing.

I’ve done a lot of things in my life. In a vague chronological order, I’ve worked in a sandwich shop, managed the sandwich shop, taken photographs, sold cars, done graphic design (badly), delivered food in a modded Honda Civic, sold cars again, taken more photographs, tended bar, cleaned a hot springs for a free gym membership, waited tables, tended more bar, been in the military (briefly), and lately, built websites and done graphic design (less badly). As of December 27 of 2018, I’ve traveled to 14 US states. I’ll be checking off two more in January 2019.

Since May of 2018, I’ve been working as a freelance web designer. It’s great fun; I get to make a positive impact in many peoples’ lives and businesses, and I get paid well to do it. Now, having achieved adequate skill in making money without a boss, I’m going to learn how to do it without depending on a home base.

I believe that life is long when you’re young.

But, I also believe that “long” doesn’t have to equate to “shitty”. I think the idea of sacrificing your 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s for a break of indeterminate length in your 60s, 70s and 80s is the worst fucking idea that anyone ever had. Who would spend $100 for nothing more than the possibility of making $50 to $80 of it back fifty years down the road? That’s a shitty fucking investment. Your time is too precious to waste doing something you hate.

I don’t profess to be an expert in anything that I do outside of my work. I don’t know how to teach people to be happy, start a business, do whatever they want, or any of that. I’m still learning to do it myself; though I do want to teach it in the future.

However, I do know that I’ve managed to quit my job, live independently, make my own money and be my own boss. I know that I’m making more money than I ever have in my life, and I know that my monthly average is going to keep increasing. I also know that I’m going to be 100% successful in learning how to continue growing professionally and financially while on the road, traveling the world and doing what makes me happy. I invite you to follow me, see some cool shit, and maybe learn something from my successes and my failures alike.

Fuck boredom. Fuck settling. FUCK COMPROMISE. Life is too precious to bother with that trash.