What's going on?

I've been in Austin now for over a month. Life has slowly taken a "normal" route. Highlights of the past 30 days:

  • I have a home now - when visiting me here in Austin you can stay at my place.

    Property rental system is totally different from any country I've been to or heard of. Here if you want to rent a place you have to fill in an application and pay a fee(!). The fee can be $100+ per person (yes, if you gonna share the place with smbdy both of you have to pay), averaging about $30. And that doesn't even guarantee that you get the place. Totally ridiculous, I know. This system frustrated me so many times. But I guess if you know no other system, you just take it and think "that's the way things are and I have to accept it".
  • I am continuing to enjoy the life of an internet entrepreneur. I had a successful launch of my e-course in Estonia and have great plans for this for the near future. Next week I should launch my online PR business too.

    I am also starting a new business here with my pal Ross (Sarah's sister's husband) - hope to launch the product before Christmas. If all things go well I will also launch a product for Spanish-speaking market before the year is over. So many plans, too little time. But it's fun. I really enjoy entrepreneurial ventures, and can't even think what it's like to have a job.
  • I started a 100% healthy lifestyle. I work out at least 3 times a week and maintain a very healthy diet. The more I get into it, the more I enjoy it. I am also using myself as a "before and after" case study in the upcoming workout product.
  • I am integrating into the local culture. I watched all the presidential debates (in Austin strong majority supports Obama). I attended a local internet marketers networking event. So far I haven't been too busy making relationships and developing friendships - this has its good sides (more time to work on my exciting projects) and downsides (less casual fun).
  • Sarah started a jewelry business which is taking off pretty fast. She had a booth at two handicraft fairs and sold a ton. I was helping her do the events and got some cool trade show marketing experience. Bill Murray came to our stand and I even managed to exchange 5 words with him.
  • Planning to go to Hawaii next month for 10 days or so to visit Sarah's sister Lily.
Summary: life's good.

And finally - looking for a travel mate! I am planning to do a trip through the whole Central America: Mexico-Belize-Guatemala- El Salvador-Honduras-Nicaragua-Costa Rica-Panama. Fun and adventure hand in hand + I intend to dedicate some days to working when internet is available. I am thinking to go some time early 2009 and take maybe up to 2 months (I don't wanna run through it, I want to enjoy the time).

Who's interested?

4 comments:

Rene said...

Wow, you're really enjoying life :) A classic example of the so called NR by T. Ferriss (though i'm not too keen on the terminology). I'm planning a smilar trip (taking time , south/north america) though some work and organising needs to happen first. Anyway best of luck in your ventures.

Lauri Lahi said...

I'm very curious about you 100% healthy lifestyle. Keep updating how things are going!

Glad to see you have a business idea around it as well. I have some business plans in the same field as well for the future - to make it more fun for people to enjoy healthy lifestyle.

Peep said...

Thanks Rene and Lauri for your comments.

Lauri - if your stuff works, then that will be awesome. Giving up is #1 reason for people not being in shape. Doing just plain push ups on regular basis is boring, I know!

Aafrika said...

mis siin ikka pikalt peenutseda ja võõramaakeeltes poosetada.. matsirahava keeles lihtsalt öelduna - 2 päeva eest sain ka ise kätte oma central-american lonelyplanet guide´i.. vaatame mis elu toob

hr. Aafrika