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I titled this post “into the abyss” after the article written by James Altucher titled ““.    That article is in tune with what I feel and in the end of the article he says:

canadian viagra or do something utterly drastic to shake things up. “What would I do?” people can then ask, “I have responsibilities, mouths to feed, mortgage to pay. You don’t get it.” Yes I do. You throw yourself into the abyss. You get scared. You stay up late at night thinking and thinking and thinking. You feel like the death of emptiness is worse than the slow death of your job. But you’ll figure it out. One by one all of your old colleagues will disappear from your life. They will die.

You’ll still be alive.

So I am throwing myself into the abyss and I truly believe that I will emerge on the other side with a brand new life that is much better than the slow grinding death at a  job at a gargantuan soulless corporation. The worst thing that could happen is that I get another “real job” again, but like I have written before, that is I am taking a chance on my own abilities, and it may sound crazy, but is it really crazy if you consider that multiple companies were willing to hire me to generate a profit for them?  Why shouldn’t I trust my ability to add value to my own life?   Why shouldn’t you?

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]]> http://baglady.dreamhosters.com/2011/04/11/into-the-abyss-why-i-quit-my-job/feed/ 13 Canadian viagra » Canadian Viagra, We Always Have The Best Offers In Our Online Drug Store http://baglady.dreamhosters.com/2010/12/07/new-beginnings-at-the-end-of-2010/ http://baglady.dreamhosters.com/2010/12/07/new-beginnings-at-the-end-of-2010/#comments Tue, 07 Dec 2010 20:54:56 +0000 admin http://baglady.dreamhosters.com/?p=598 Yes, I know this blog is being neglected, but my life is just running so fast that I can hardly find time to just sit down and write now. My son is now running around like a chimpanzee and I feel like I am constantly running after him.  Anyway, I feel that I should record all the things I am thankful for since I last wrote here.

First of all, my sister in law is pregnant so I am going to be an aunt!  It is still early but I can’t wait to meet the little guy or girl.  They will be in another state, but we will definitely visit once the baby arrives.

Another big thing that happened is that my hubby is started at a new job after 4.5 years with his former company.  He will still be working in the gaming industry, but he will no longer be making MMOs.  He was extremely happy to get the new offer because it is 30% more than his current salary and he will be working in social gaming, which is something he wanted to get into.  The funny thing is that my blogging had a small part in his job hunting.  Basically, a recruiter for some gaming companies contacted me via my contact form and asked if I wanted to apply for a  release engineering position for the company he was recruiting for.  Currently I am not really looking for a new job so I asked him if he wanted my husband’s resume since the hubby has been looking for something new for a while now.  Of course he agreed since recruiters love free referrals.  After my husband sent him his resume the recruiter actually set him up with several interviews, and he landed this job.

Right now I am going through a transition phase at my workplace since It is almost like getting a new job because we were formally offered our jobs with the new company and had to go through all the paperwork once again.  My duties really haven’t changed, but there are new processes that will eventually get integrated.  As expected,  quite a few people quit after the acquisition.  It is unfortunate because this company is really the best company I have worked for.  However, I know that my ex-coworkers have gotten better monetary offers elsewhere, and  many of them have been here so long that change is good for them.

I don’t know if it is because the economy is turning up, but lately I’ve been getting recruiter emails and calls more frequently.  I have ignored most of them because I am mostly content where I am now, and it would take an amazing offer for me to make a change.  After working for five years I am much more clear in what I want from a employer, and ultimately, I want to just work for myself.  Right now I am thankful to have all the things I have now, and I am still working towards financial independence.

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Canadian viagra » Canadian Viagra, We Always Have The Best Offers In Our Online Drug Store http://baglady.dreamhosters.com/2010/10/18/the-first-year-of-motherhood/ http://baglady.dreamhosters.com/2010/10/18/the-first-year-of-motherhood/#comments Tue, 19 Oct 2010 04:43:18 +0000 admin http://baglady.dreamhosters.com/?p=589 Yes, it has been a full year since the little monster inside me decided to and pop his head out.  Now he is basically a mini-me with his daddy’s face.  My husband wrote a very detailed reflection on  and I feel that I should write about how the first year of motherhood has been for me.

This year went by extremely fast for me just because I had so much to do every single day.  Although I got up earlier every morning the days just seemed shorter because I spent hours feeding the little guy every single day.  In the beginning he ate around 12 times a day, and yes, I was After I went back to work in January I started to pump milk to send to the babysitter, and at home he still drank my milk.  I did do exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months, and although it took a lot of time, I felt that it was worthwhile because he did not get sick at all during that time period.

When he was around six months I started to make baby food for him, but soon we started to just let him self feed and stopped with the purees.  He was still getting most of his nutrients from breast milk but he learned to self feed quickly.  Now he eats a wide variety of foods by himself as long as I cut it up into small pieces.  He still drinks breast milk now, but he is slowly weaning himself so he isn’t drinking nearly as much breast milk as before.

I also starting at 4 months, and he was doing really well for a long time.  It got to a  point when he would just poop at home during the morning and evenings in his potty and his babysitter rarely had to change poopy diapers.  Now he turned one and he is starting to stand up while he his on his potty, and much to my dismay, there has been more accidents just because he is less inclined to sit there and do his business.

In short, it has been a canadian viagra of work, but watching him grow has been quite rewarding, too.  I guess I never understood why moms posted Facebook updates of their kids’ every little development until I started doing it myself.   I think every parent has that unexplainable joy and pride in their babies’ achievements, no matter how small and silly it is.   All this work is worth it to me because my child is absolutely amazing in my eyes.  My husband said to me once that my baby is probably my biggest accomplishment, and my mom  actually said that I am doing a better job than she ever expected with my child.  That is a huge compliment coming from a critical Asian mom like her.

After having my baby, I am even more deeply convinced that being a wage slave for your entire life is not the way to live.  It does not make sense to pay someone to be away from my child just to earn money, but that is the dilemma so many working moms face.  My son makes me want to retire early even more because I want to be able to take him to the beach any day of the week.  He is changing so quickly that I just feel like that I would miss something if I wasn’t with him.  Although I have very little time now to write, I am still working on increasing my side income, and we are still saving very aggressively so perhaps we will be able to get out of the rat race sooner than planned.  I do have a target for my side income.  Basically if I can earn 50% of my current salary in side income for 6 months, then I would be ready to quit because we would actually come out ahead economically in that case.  The main reasons are that we would pay a lot less in taxes, and I would not have to pay for childcare.  Additionally, I will have more time to build up even more side income.   Right now my side income is up to 20% of my salary, so I am hoping to reach my goal by the end of next year.

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Canadian viagra » Canadian Viagra, We Always Have The Best Offers In Our Online Drug Store http://baglady.dreamhosters.com/2010/09/21/reinvesting-my-blog-income/ http://baglady.dreamhosters.com/2010/09/21/reinvesting-my-blog-income/#comments Wed, 22 Sep 2010 06:09:51 +0000 admin http://baglady.dreamhosters.com/?p=582 I have been gone from this blog for a while because I have been busy with other things.  I do want to update you all on what I have been doing.  In the past month I have been working on reinvesting my blog income into more income producing properties.  And no, I am not talking about real estate.

What I have been doing is looking for established websites to purchase, and so far I have purchased several  sites for a few thousand dollars.  These are sites that generate a lot more pageviews than my own blog, and I have been working on monetizing them.  In the process of purchasing these sites and testing various monetizing schemes I learned quite a bit about internet marketing, and the valuation of a website.

I also learned quite a bit about what types of website traffic is valuable, and what demographic is more likely to go to certain sites.  There is quite a bit of science behind this, and in the past month I have been reading and learning.

On the income front, so far I am on track to generating about 7% of my purchase price per month in income.  So this means I will get my principal back in a  little over a year as long as the sites are operating as they are now.  If I increase the income stream I will get my money back faster.  After I get my principal back all the income would be just pure profit because it doesn’t cost me a lot to hold extra websites.  My hosting account can host an unlimited amount of sites, and the cost of renewing a domain is less than $10 a year.

My plan is to reinvest all of my internet generated income for this year back into purchasing more web properties, and eventually I will have enough income to quit my job.  I am actually planning to use some of my money from my company’s sale to buy a site with 2 to 3 million pageviews a month, and see what I can do with it.

To be honest, established websites can be extremely good investments if you know what you are getting into, and you can effectively monetize the traffic.   The general going rate for a website is 6 to 12 times the monthly income, and as long as you know how to maintain the traffic and income, then they are probably the best income producing properties out there.  There is definitely risk involved, and you have to know how to pick the sites that are evergreen.  I may write about this more in detail when I actually make enough to quit my job.

Right now I am happy with my initial experiment because I am collecting several hundred more a month on a very small investment. My parents are always talking about their real estate but their return is only a few hundred a month after taxes even though they invested  20 times of what I did.  If I spent the amount of capital they did on websites then I would be making more than a fulltime income.

Anyway, I will keep you all updated on what happens.  In other news, my hubby finally got his own domain for his top notch gaming blog .  Hopefully he will soon start getting compensated for his excellent writing.

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Canadian viagra » Canadian Viagra, We Always Have The Best Offers In Our Online Drug Store http://baglady.dreamhosters.com/2010/08/21/mergers-and-acquisitions/ http://baglady.dreamhosters.com/2010/08/21/mergers-and-acquisitions/#comments Sat, 21 Aug 2010 21:33:38 +0000 admin http://baglady.dreamhosters.com/?p=573 A long time ago I wrote a post about stock options called Basically I wrote about why most people do not get rich from stock options here in the valley and I really hope that young folks coming out of college read my post.  With that said, I am writing this post today because my company just got acquired by a huge company this week.   This is one of the many mergers and acquisitions in the technology field this week and those of you who know me know which deal it is.   As expected, I am not rich , but I will be getting enough from my shares to afford a decent vacation.

There were a lot of mergers and acquisitions in the past few years because having an IPO is becoming increasingly difficult.   Although the stock market is a lot higher than last year, the truth is that the economy is still awful and is possibly even worse than last year.  If you look at mutual fund flows, you will see that billions of dollars are still being pulled out of equities.  Money is flowing towards gold, bonds, and just plain cash.  Unemployment is actually higher than last year if you face reality and forget about the government swill in the mainstream media.  Right now half a million people are claiming new unemployment benefits every week  while only tens of thousands of  private sector jobs are being created every month.  It is basically like someone is trying to fill the Grand Canyon with a shovel and a bucket of sand. It is not pretty and  I do  feel fortunate to be where I am at right now.

Personally, I think that mergers and acquisitions make a lot of sense right now.  Small independent companies like the one I work for have to work so much harder just to survive, and many small companies are dying out.   I think a lot of small companies actually want to be bought right now because it would make life easier for them.  Also, there is  still a lot of money for the founders if they are acquired.  One of my classmates from college just walked away with millions in the Disney/Playdom deal because he is a founder.  You could say that he is just lucky, but he did found a company that has a product that Disney thought was worth buying, and his company does support many families.     It takes hard work, dedication, and vision to build a company, and I do believe that founders of companies deserve the rewards they get in these deals.

I’m not sure what the future will be like with a big conglomerate, but for now everything should stay the same.  After my last company was partially sold for a very high sum in 2007,  recruiters descended like vultures and a ton of people left.  I really hope that the same thing doesn’t  happen here, but the culture of the valley is that once an exit event happens a lot of people will leave and try to strike it rich in another startup.  I guess my take on that is the same thing I wrote years ago.  If you are not a founder, then don’t expect to get rich.  If you are a founder, don’t count on succeeding because most startups still die out or never reach an exit event.   Anyway, I will still stick to my plan of early retirement, and this deal will hopefully put me a few months ahead of my original goal.

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