I turned 40 today. It seems like this birthday is a big bummer for a lot of people, but I woke up today at 5 am excited to get out of bed and get my day started. I have been getting Facebook messages saying, "Take the day off today and do something awesome!", and "Hope you aren't working hard today", etc.
I did take the day off from my jobby-job. And part of me feels like I need to go do something super exciting just to live up to other people's expectations of what a 40th birthday should be. I started thinking about what I really enjoy doing, but don't have the opportunity to do often enough. But you know what I realized? What I really enjoy doing is finding great real estate deals. Even after 9 years, a dozen flips, and 18 rentals while working a full-time job.
Sure, there are things that I don't love about it. I'm not a huge fan of tenant move-outs, property management, dealing with insurance claims. But the one thing that always keeps me coming back for more is the fact that on any given day, I could find a deal that will make me and my family $10,000 - $40,000.
And that is reason enough for me to spend at least part of my day doing something awesome - finding my next deal. Make it an awesome day everyone!
Great job Owen! I enjoyed your story.
Happy birthday kid! ;) Go get 'em!
Happy birthday! After doing something awesome, be sure to enjoy an awesome dinner/drinks/dessert!
@Owen D. Happy Birthday!
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