SUNDAY MATH FUN = A FEW MONTHS OF ACTUAL. ACHIEVABLE. WANDERLUST.
Suppose I ration out $50 a week from tips that I earn. Just $50. That’s it. That’s $50 of un-taxable straight cash into my pocket. The remainder I can spend week to week.
We assume 4 weeks a month would equal to about $200 a month worth of untaxed tip money.
There are approximately 9 months until my rent runs out in the end of July. Now, assuming that I tuck away $200 a month from tip money, then I can function under the flex of earning around $1800 by the end of July.
That’s $1800 of untaxed tip money that can buy me a ticket anywhere in the world. And that’s not even a single way ticket, that’s a round trip fee. Okay so backtrack to about 16 months ago when I bought my Buenos Aires ticket 1 month before having to leave, it cost me about $1500 for a round trip ticket. Now let’s function under the assumption that I am looking for a one way ticket. Let’s nix the idea of a round trip ticket. This leaves an open ended estimate between $600-$1000 (about) for a one way ticket, to pretty much, ANYWHERE. IN. THE. WORLD.
Where do I want to go? the options are endless. There are approximately 50-60 countries (and by countries, I mean recognized sovereign states) that designate english as the official language. Now including my fluency in Spanish, this adds an extra 20 countries. In the end, there are about 70-80 countries that I can communicate around. Let’s add in some shaky Chinese and that number becomes 71-81 countries.
Let the budgeting begin.
It’s 2 am
And there is a mouse running around our house. And I’m scared. And I hate it. And I want to sleep because I need to wake up at 5:20. And somebody hold me. And somebody kill this mouse too.
I’m tired. But alive. and I just want to crawl in a hole until this headache and neckache go away.