Since the start of the first lockdown back in March 2020 I have been blogging! Some times consistently and more than not of later rather inconsistently! But thats all about to change & to kick it off I thought why not get to know each other
I want to know who is reading my blog? Who are you? Where are you from? Whats your goals, dreams and aspirations? So please drop some comments or reach out to me on social media and let’s get to know each other.
Who am I?
Lets start with a bit about me personally! I’m DRAGE162 Im your average guy who’s 32 & living in the South West of England in North Devon right next to the beautiful beaches! I’ve been here almost my whole life and to be honest I wouldn’t change that. The beaches are close, there’s a good selection of things to do, my family is all here and it just a lovely place to live and feel blessed for living in
As for my life at home I work Full Time, I have a daughter who has just turned 2 and I live with my parter In a nice 2 bed house which we love! Though it does have a bit of work to be done on it all of which I will document on here as and when we get to it
Why Did I Start the Blog
In all honesty I started the blog back in Lockdown 1 as a means of keeping sane and documenting my journey of weight loss! At the beginning of the lockdown I was weighing around 250lbs before getting down to around 206lb unfortunately I lost motivation these past few months and now weigh 226lbs with the view to shift this over the next 3 months before taking a holiday at the start of December
The blog originally was aimed at Weight loss and document the lockdown through my eyes as I knew others would be in the same boat as me during the pandemic but now I want to take it in a new direction and document a lot more
I also used the blog to document my journey through DEBT & my ideas of becoming debt free. Im still on this journey and I will continue it until the goal is achieved. This is something I also want to continue to document as I know there are many others out there in the same situation as me!
I know its not easy to talk to people at times about money, and I know you will at times feel alone but I am always available to talk via DM on twitter if needed
Where is the Blog Heading?
Its time to get back on the writing grind! Time to continue to document the journey and show others what can be achieved when you set your mind to something.
From this post out we will be back to doing exactly that. Were going to be reviving the series we previously started which will include the Lockdown Lifestyle (this was a series about my weight loss), with a new name and a new goal were going to be looking to lose 30lb over the next 100 days before my holiday! This series will include weekly weigh ins on a Sunday with a detailed overview of the week.
We’ll be continuing the debt free journey we started called Debts to Assets which was all about reducing and getting rid of our £13000 debt and getting into a position to buy our first home or even rental property! The current debt now sits at under £3000 I do believe which I amazing to think that in a year of a pandemic we achieved so much debt payments
But we are also going to be doing blogs on plenty of other bits and pieces going forward…
I started once again streaming on Twitch back in May 2021 and have found it to be incredible so far so I would like to document a bit more of this journey from any things that happen on the stream to any upgrades etc I make to the stream as I want to show people how fun streaming can be and how its not got to be focused on making money but more on making friends and having a good time
Ill be doing a lot more around Income & Expediture including monthly budgets, bills and anything that may be happening financially during the month including credit score updates as we look to build this up
I hope you all stick around for the blogs as we make our way towards the end of 2021 and into 2022! I want to take the time over the last 3 months of the year to create a blog to be proud of and I hope you all stick around for it!
I want to finish with some more quick fire information about me…Lets get to the stuff worth knowing.
What is my Job?
I work in retail as a deputy manager on around £21000 but I plan to progress over the next 12-18 months and become an assistant manager with a salary starting at around £30,000 – £32,000 which I will discuss more if it comes to fruition as we will need to create a new budget etc when it does
Who do I support?
Of course this is a big question! I support Arsenal through all the heart ache, pain, poor performances and dreadful times I support them!
Why Did you start streaming?
Originally i started stream around 3 years ago during the big Fortnite Hype, back when i would say Fortnite was in its prime time of gaming! I remember i would get home from work and play for hours on end, or on days off have a full day sesh with the boys online! At the time i came across DOC & TIM paying PUBG and was a huge fan fan the chemistry and the laughs they had! Like myself and our gaming friendship group
I found out you could stream direct from the XBOX which i started doing and quickly hit affiliate, but then i fell out of love with fortnite & with that i stopped streaming
2 years later, im starting all over again, making new friends, creating a community, and playing games with some great people! Im excited by getting on stream and having a vibe and love just chilling talking to chat even more than the gameplay!
For me its about having a good vibe, meeting people you can call friends and having a good laugh on the way! & thats exactly what i’m now doing.
Where can you find my stream?
Thats a good question! I stream almost everyday on TWITCH and you can find me at www.twitch.tv/drage162! I stream Warzone right now with viewers but with all the games that are coming out this year this will be changing throughout the next couple of months
Whats my Goals for the short & long term going forward?
Short Term? To continue to grow my blog, twitch and social medias while continuing to develop at work! Become Debt Free & Lose Weight.
Long Term? To build a community on Twitch that inspire others to do the same! To motivate others to achieve their weight loss goals by helping them with plans etc! To gain the Assistant Manager role within my current company. Purchase my first House / Rental Property & build a health extra source of additional income.
Thats it for now! But if you have any questions for me at all you can ask away in the comments or find me on social media and ask away