The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning.
~Ivy Baker Priest
Long time Balance Junkie readers know that it’s been difficult for me to juggle the demands of running this site along with numerous other priorities in my life. I’m going to be taking on a new challenge soon, and I feel like I need to devote my complete attention to it. Unfortunately, that means I won’t be writing here any longer.
The good news is that Tom Drake and Jim Yih will be staying, so Balance Junkie will live on. Tom and Jim have also taken over the Twitter account @BalanceJunkie and I’m sure they’ll be sharing some great articles with you.
To Balance Junkie Readers
Thank you. After hundreds of posts and wonderful conversations, I really can’t think of anything else to say. I’ve enjoyed interacting with and learning from each and every one of you. Thank you for your comments and emails over the years. I’m especially grateful to those who took the time to let me know that they really enjoyed the writing here.
Forever a Balance Junkie
I started Balance Junkie to try to help people find balance in their financial lives, with the hope that those positive changes would extend other other areas. I’m not sure whether I’ve accomplished that or not, but I am certain that I’ve truly enjoyed the process and I’ll continue the quest for balance in my own life with this new endeavour.
Not long ago, I wrote a post that asked Time to Get a Real Job? It was basically about the inner debate I had over encouraging my sons to pursue their love of music or suck it up and get a “real job” with a steady pay cheque. I have encouraged them to continue with their music studies, but be prepared for the life of an entrepreneur – one filled with more freedom and therefore more responsibility.
Is it realistic to think you can earn a living doing what you love? I think it can be if you’re willing to put in the work. I’m about to find out for myself.
I wish all of you the best. Until we meet again . . .
“May you always have walls for the winds, a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire, laughter to cheer you, those you love near you, and all your heart might desire.”