The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! Welcome to my blog.

Who am I?

My name is Evan. I am 26 years old and married to my queen Alma. We have a 2 year old daughter, also named Alma. I feel so blessed to be able to share my life with these two incredible ladies.

What is this blog about?

This is my personal blog that I will use to track my own personal development and personal finances.

My goal is to record my own progress so that after achieving some success I may inspire other people looking for ways to improve their own lives.

Personal Development

I will be writing about my personal development goals and track my progress towards achieving them. I hope that it will be a useful tool in helping me organize my thoughts and ideas and record progress on my goals.

I intend to write about quitting smoking, vaping, my personal diet, meal prepping, working out and tracking my personal results at the gym, and much more.

I will also share and review self improvement books that I have read. These books may cover personal development, personal finances, healthy eating and exercise.

Personal Finance

I will focus on my investments, savings, credit card and other debt. I will try to track and share my progress in a way that is entertaining and helpful to readers.

I intend to write about my investment strategy, saving and investment ideas, and my income investing portfolio-tracking my holdings, the expected annual income and historically received income it provides.

Why make it public?

I hope that someday readers can stumble upon my website and find value in my life lessons, successes, or maybe even my failures. I like the idea that someone across the world could read and learn with me.

I am not looking to sell you anything. I may use affiliate links in some of my post to help cover the cost of the blog.

Lets get started

My first few post will be on my investment strategy and investment portfolio. We will see where it goes from there.

I have chosen to start with my investments because I feel this is the easiest to record and numbers make tracking easy and non subjective.

I have been investing for several years now and only recently starting accurately tracking my results. I regret not being more organized and starting this tracking from day one, but alas, I can not change the past so progress will be tracked here from now on.


At 26 years old my life and investing journey has still only begun and I am still learning as I go. I am nobody special. I have lost money investing. I do not have all the answers for you and I’m certainly not a guru. I am not advocating my stock picks or strategy or suggesting anyone else to invest any money without doing their own due diligence.

If you would like the read my post in the order that I wrote them you can click here.

I have also broken down my post into categories below if you would like to view post on a specific category

  1. My first month blogging
  2. My Second Month Blogging
  3. My Third Month Blogging
  4. My Fourth Month Blogging
  5. My Fifth Month Blogging
  6. My Sixth Month Blogging
Learning Web Development
  1. Web Development-Html Part One
  2. Web Development-Html Part Two
My investments
  1. Income Investing
  2. My Holdings-log 1
  3. Portfolio Holdings log 2
  4. Income Investing Portfolio Log # 3
  5. Investing update
  6. Income Investment Portfolio Update
  7. My Most Successful Investment
  8. May 2018 Income Investing Portfolio Update
  9. Income Investing Portfolio Update
  10. My Income Investing Portfolio-June 2018 Review
  11. Income Portfolio Review – July 2018
  12. Income Investing Portfolio Review – August 2018
  13. My Income Investing Portfolio Monthly Review- September 2018
  14. My Income Investing Portfolio Monthly Review- October 2018
Saving more
  1. Starting Point
  2. What Are You Working For?
  3. Working on my fortune
  4. Independence Day 2018
  5. Commit to Financial Independence-Write Your Goals Daily
  6. How Much is Being Broke Costing You?
  7. Commit to Financial Independence- Find Your Why
  8. Commit to Financial Independence-Take the Next Step
  9. Commit to Financial Independence – Get to Work
  10. Commit to Financial Independence – Stick and Stay
  11. Commit to Financial Independence – You Need to Increase Your Income
  12. Commit to Financial Independence – Don’t Spend the Difference
  13. Commit to Financial Independence – Be Obsessed or Be Average
  14. Commit to Financial Independence – Smile When You Get Kicked in the Teeth
  15. Commit to Financial Independence – Whatever it Takes
  16. Commit to Financial Independence – Focus on Improving
  17. Commit to Financial Independence – Recommitting
  18. My Path to Financial Independence – Phase One – Picking Up the Pieces
  19. My Path to Financial Independence – Phase One – Creating My Roadmap
  20. My rant on the purpose of money and my free advise on earning more
Saving more tracker
  1. Day One is Done
  2. Wednesday in review
  3. Change is Not Easy
  4. Spending Report
  5. Sunday Was a Fun Day
  6. How I Saved $150 this week
  7. Daily spending update
  8. Daily Spending Update
  9. Daily Spending-Week 2
  10. Daily Spending-Week Three
  11. Saving More Tracking-week 4
  12. Saving More Tracker-Week Five
  13. Saving More Tracker-Week Six
Credit Card Debt Tracker
  1. Credit Card Debt Tracker Week One
  2. Credit Card Debt Tracker Week Two
  3. Credit Card Debt Tracking-Week Three
My diet
  1. Eat as much as you want (without getting fat)
  2. Meal Prepping On Monday
  3. Meal Prepping on My Day Off
  4. A Simple Small Meal Prep
  5. Sunday’s Meal Prep
  6. Thursday’s Meal Prep
  7. Sunday Night Meal Prep
  8. Save Money With Meal Prepping
My workouts tracker
  1. Back in the gym-day one
  2. Getting Back in the Gym-Week Two
  3. Getting Back in the Gym-Day Three
  4. Getting Back in the Gym-Workout Four
Book reviews
  1. Book Review – The Go-Giver
  2. Book Review- The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
  3. Personal Power Day One
  4. Personal Power Day Two
  5. Personal Power Day Three
  6. Personal Power Day Four
  7. Personal Power Day Five
  8. Personal Power Day Eight
  9. Personal Power Day Nine
  10. Personal Power Day Ten
  11. Personal Power Day Eleven
  12. Personal Power Day Twelve
  13. Personal Power Day Fifteen
  14. Personal Power Day Sixteen
  15. Personal Power Day Seventeen
  16. Personal Power Day Eighteen
  17. Personal Power Day Nineteen
  18. Personal Power Day Twenty Two
  19. Personal Power Day Twenty Three
  20. Personal Power Day Twenty Four
  21. Personal Power Day Twenty Five
  22. Personal Power Day Twenty Six
  23. Grant Cardone’s Millionaire Booklet-How to get Super Rich
  24. How to get Super Rich-Millionaire Math
Quitting smoking and vaping
  1. Quit Smoking, Start Vaping
  2. Vape Juice
  3. How much does vaping cost?
  4. I Bought a New Vape and I Love It
Off topic post
  1. Why I Love My Church
  2. Make Your Mother Proud
  3. Social media? What went wrong?
  4. I am Turning Twenty Seven

4 thoughts on “The Journey Begins

  1. Pingback: My first month blogging – Evan's Way

  2. Enjoyed your post. For a young person, you have strong goals and drives and a good supporting family, so this is all good at your age. As for me, I am now 76, and so I am more involved with studying everything I can while I still can. I am currently studying philosophy, archaeology again in a different way, history, geography, psychology and spirituality to name a few. Have a degree in Archaeology and another one in Criminal Justice, with a minor in Law. I have led a full life, had my own businesses, etc. and done all the professional things I have enjoyed doing, and now I am writing and publishing books. I have also been a professional artist, and I have started and run successfully my own tiny but good nonprofit for some 10+ years, Fiberarts Connection of Southern California, supporting physically challenged fiber artists with getting more exposure for their work, and also teaching them professional development. I have long worked with physically/developmentally and mentally challenged fiber artists as I have been inspired by my own younger brother, who came home from Vietnam 100% disabled. My significant other, Richard and I want to travel some either via camping or perhaps with an RV ultimately. I am a cancer survivor and survivor of other life traumas, and I enjoy every moment of my life. I have had very little in financial wealth, but it has been because it has not meant much for me. But keep in mind that I am from a different generation when we made it on very little. Growing up that way we learned to make do with things that today’s generations do not need to do. Thank you for visiting my blog, I am not currently subscribing to others as I have so much reading to attend to these days, but thank you for visiting my site. Peace and blessings, Anne Copeland


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