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Already 5 years into the workforce. What have I built?

It was a sudden awakening - I've already worked for more than 5 years.

But what have I achieved?

I stepped into the rat race as a noob (nobody uses this word now, I admit I'm old), being tekan by unhelpful "seniors" who thankfully left after 1+ year of torture and earning lesser than my peers, to slowly building up my confidence, emerging stronger and being more courageous to say "No", proving myself along the way and getting rewarded with better bonuses and increments.

I know I'm working just for the money (and the medical benefits that comes with it).

If I look at the money, so far, I should be doing it right in my career. I've decent bonuses and decent increments. I'm in a general profession, but I'm doing pretty ok.

So what has my 5 years of work got me?

Money. 

Through employment, coupled with my thrifty habits, I managed to hit $100k savings at 25 years old. And it took me another 2-3 years to get another  $100k at 28.

But, along with it,…

Start of 2019 - doing nothing and daydreaming

The first week of 2019 has passed.

Again, just like that, in a blink of an eye.

I didn't had a pleasant end to 2018, nor start of 2019 as I was sick with cough and phlegm. Still have not recover till date.

The first week of work was pretty chill given that we only worked for 3 days. Things will pick up speed soon and I'm not really looking forward to it, but, I gotta work for bread and butter right?

This weekend was spent doing nothing.

I was mindlessly looking at financial blogs, in awe of some's investment prowess. If I could do as well as them, would my net worth double? hehe. In any case, I shan't compare since I think I'm not doing too shabby either. Btw, in case some people think I got to where I am because I earn a lot, I can only say - I wish. I'm far from a $100k annual salary, though I do hope to hit it in the next 3-5 years :P

I was also mindlessly scrolling instagram, youtube etc. I've not stepped out of my house except for work so far in the ne…

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