I've been a member for a long time, first time I've started visiting again for a few years though. Found BHW in my mid to late teens, perhaps I was almost too young, spent so much time reading yet so little time implementing. Thought I'd found the magic potion in a way, that IM was going to be easy and that was it, I was basically as good as rich. Unfortunately this wasn't the case and that like all things in life it would actually take some hard work and dedication to achieve. I did manage some success but I was too erratic, jumping from method to method, to actually stick with anything and grow it. Eventually I lost interest; I started University, having fun, girls, drinking etc, it all took priority. Fast-forward to now. All but broke up for Christmas in my final year at University, and it's starting to sink in now that the stabilisers are about to come off. I'm going to have to go out into the world and make something of myself. So no excuses now: if I want nice things, to be comfortable, to be able to do exactly what I want to do, I'm going to have to work for it and make it happen. It's going to be a bit of a balancing act. I have assignments galore in for after Christmas and it's important I dedicate enough time to them to get a good degree but I feel it's almost equally important I start taking steps toward becoming self-sufficient. Maybe in a way it could be seen as a bit of a egotistical thread title, but for me this really is the beginning of an era, the turning over of a new leaf. Haven't really got a concrete plan in my head as of yet and I'm just typing what's popping into my head, hence the amount of waffle (apologies). This journey section of BHW has been a blessing and motivated me to get this going so would seem fitting that I begin my journey following in the footsteps of one of the the more iconic threads; I'm thinking Youtube PPD or Amazon sites. Maybe even both, although I am wary of potentially biting off more than I can chew especially as I'm just beginning. This thread is just as much for my benefit, no doubt more so, than anyone else. To keep me on track, to keep me motivated and to make me accountable. I thinking the format of the journey will be sporadic updates throughout, with a more in-depth overview once a week or so. To me, I believe it is really important to set short term, attainable, goals. Unless you are a highly motivated and strong willed person, which I am not, it can be very disheartening to simply rely on the long term aim as your sole goal, short-term goals keep you on track and keep you plowing on, so this is something I'll be doing, most likely on a weekly basis. Wow. So I've wrote a lot more than I intended to without actually illuminating much. I'm going to be spending the rest of tonight researching and writing up with an action plan for how I'll begin and how I envision things progressing. Will post this when done, either later tonight or tomorrow sometime.