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I came from a poor family, my parents did not even complete the first grade, but even so much work and commitment I was able to study a few years in particular private school students, very simple even with the son of poor, part of the first degree in public school, Part of high school in public school, and part in private, with the help of scholarship because I was a good athlete and took good grades.
I grew up in a poor and violent neighborhood on the outskirts of a northeastern capital, where we had fun playing ball in the streets of sand and playing with marbles, kite, pawn, burnt and several other children’s games. Fun was to get a busão at the weekend with 5 reals in his pocket and spend the day at the beach just drinking water and eating popsicle to kill the hunger, sometimes we would even bike and it was the most, happy days at 5 reais.
Another part of the fun was to go to the video game store and pay to play 1 hour or 2 hours on Mega Drive, Super Nintendo, Playstation, Nintendo 64. Most of the time I did not even have the money to pay, I sat behind video games waiting for Some kid who paid to call me to play with the second control. The innocence of childhood is a gift.
Although my childhood is poor, I was a happy child, my creation was very cheap and I have nothing to complain about, quite the opposite. I and my two siblings have always enjoyed studying, not because of the parents’ encouragement, maybe the school, maybe a genuine thing, I felt proud to get good grades and be a good student, I do not know how to explain it, I think it just happens.
Several of my childhood friends got lost, some were murdered, others were arrested for stealing cars and/or cars, others got pregnant early in the day and did not complete high school, others worked as pedestrians until today, others went to college And even are employed as teachers and or working in commerce, etc … I am happy with the success of my friends and I still keep in touch with some of them.
My parents separated in my childhood, it was very difficult, the standard of life that was already bad collapsed, my brothers and I suffered a lot, my father left my mother with three small children completely in hand and she earned maybe a minimum wage and Did not help people happy, it was a money of nothing, only helped to buy the food and look at it … We still managed to escape a few years of public school by scholarship, and only I went to public school, which was not even that bad, And because I had the rhythm of study, I was able to continue steadily in my studies, even though I did not know what was ahead.
I was able to study a lot, go to the university entrance exam, take a health course and graduate from a federal university, I had no choice, I went to work as a pawn in commerce, my family would not have the money to pay for the worst course, With old, worn and scratched book I bought downtown in these used book shops that are called “tallow”.
The school where I did the second and third years was very nice, my friends there are great, just good people, families with varied incomes but at least they lived well, had money to pay monthly and would have money to pay for the course, Many went by car to school, others went by bus, the minority, which includes me, I liked to ride a bus, we think about life, know people, share that moment of mutual poverty, sometimes I even miss it, Memories of a life that has passed and that does not return again. I do not have anger or revolt from my past, although some people think so, in fact, I am very proud, not that pride that inflates the soul, it is only my personal pride, and mine alone, nobody has anything to do with that.
After years of college, 24 years of riding a bus, lots of hitchhikers, lots of meals at friends’ houses, lots of cheap parties and thousands of hours of endless classes, home studies, PowerPoint presentations, hell work, internships, pawn jobs , Private tuition to keep, class in school to keep, correct student proof to keep, things that college students do to keep up and cheap programs, the old beach with buses and 5 reais was still there, that’s the advantage of Living in a Northeastern capital, even if you live in the so so so far away you get a bus or two shakes 1 hour, 1 hour and a half and you’re already on the beach, with a blue marzón just for you, most of the time I went alone, 10% with Friends, and 5% with some flirting or girlfriend.
Not having enough money is very bad, it is difficult to get a girlfriend, no car, skinny, ugly, no cool clothes, nothing, at least a decent girlfriend was difficult, there are always no future of the neighborhood that will at most pull you down Like a meteor falling into a black hole, I’ve always been fully aware of it.
Coming back to the subject, after finishing college, I fucked myself for another 3 years in another capital far from my house, working 100 hours a week in several hospitals to specialize, I hardly stopped at home, had no time to spend the A little money that I could already earn (about 2-3k), I bought a popular car peeled for 12,000 reais, in 12 installments of a thousand reais, with more than 10 years of use, because physically I could not ride a bus because of my schedules, And motorcycle I did not walk because I think I’ve screwed a lot in life to finish crippled, poor, without resources and still with the family without much income or else killed by any irresponsible who is riding drunk in a 1986 Chevette to alcohol.
That was my brief summary. As I said, life has not been easy for me in the first three decades, but as much effort, study, patience, diligence, work and discipline, I am able to turn the game slowly. If it was possible for me, it might be possible for you too.
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