I have been an architect for the past few years. My interest in building industry has lead me to where i am. Though i must admit that what I am currently doing is no where near financial freedom. Architects, in my observation will probably finally reach its independent at average age of 40.
Honestly, there is no way i can wait that long to start up my own practice. I have had a terrible accident in the past that made me belief that tomorrow is not too early to make your dream come true. or if I can wait, by then, I am probably too secure with my salary and not having the guts to start off on my own. Not to mention having wife and kids.
I am here looking for an opinion.
Options are really in front of my eyes. Like I previously mentioned, I could stick to where I am and live my 9-5 job and wait for the next 10 years to be able to start on my own. That’s option 1. The other option is to sell what my parent has inherited to me, which is a small property in downtown area where i grew up, in my hometown in overseas.
I am sure that everyone here can picture the future of my first choice. I am pretty good at what i am doing and working for a starchitect.
However, second choice would be a challenge for me. In return, I have to leave the country where i live now, pack myself back home. I have no problem with that. I miss the beaches and people. But morally, I fear the failure. not only that i am ‘playing’ with parent’s money. With this money and some savings I have, I could start a small development company, building a couple of small homes and sell them. And hopefully I could catch up with the latest trend villa developments in 5- 10 years time, or whatever is happening by then, if everything goes smoothly. However, if things went wrong, most likely, I will be back to where I am writing this post now and owe my parents more than ever.
I would appreciate to hear from those who has been thru this in life. No matter you did it or not, a lesson will worth more than anything. I 'd like to know if it is all worth the effort to engage your financial freedom yet your dreams, no matter if its a failure or a success stories.
heaps of thanks!