About Stephenavae
Joined November 2015
I am a skilled IT-professional. Been working in the field for nearly 18 years. My main skills are as a : Software Developer/Engineer, IT-specialist, Web Designer/Developer, Database Developer & Administrator, Systems Developer & Administrator (Windows & Linux), etc, etc, just to mention a few.

Originally from Canada (born and raised in Toronto); been living in Finland for 11 years (since September 2004).

As a citizen of both countries, I can move about very easily. Traveling is my favorite hobby. I get on a plane at least twice or thrice every year. This year alone, I was in : South Korea, Thailand, The Netherlands, Germany, and Egypt.

I do travel for work, but very rarely. Don't really care for business trips :) I find them too boring and restrictive. When I travel, I prefer to have the freedom to choose my own schedule, do things at my own pace, etc.

I just joined WA about..............er..............7 minutes ago (lol). And, my reason for joining? Simple : I want to be my own boss. I'm currently working full-time as a Software Engineer. It's a good job, and the pay is great. But, I've gotten sick and tired of sitting at a desk, in an office, 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. I want to be able to --- once again --- choose my own schedule, my own pace.

Add to that, the fact that: I'm on the verge of making a big life-change. After almost an entire lifetime of tolerating the cold weathers of the northern hemisphere, I've decided to pack it in. No more winters for me. I'm heading south; Panama, to be more precise. In fact, I leave in a couple of weeks.

I don't plan to quit my job; nope. I'll still be working, only remotely. As an I. T. professional, I can pretty much work from anywhere. All I need is a laptop, and solid internet connection. But, I'm hoping that WA will give me a way-in to another lifestyle --- one that gives me the freedom to be my own "jefe" :)
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In response to questions 1 and 2, I will say this : my life has taught me that money and happiness are not one and the same.

I'm a software engineer, currently working full-time. I make a lot of money. And, yet, pure happiness eludes me. The reasons are irrelevant. But, at least, I know the reason can't be found in the size of my bank account.
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Money I would be happy earning
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
 
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stephenavae Premium
In response to questions 1 and 2, I will say this : my life has taught me that money and happiness are not one and the same.

I'm a software engineer, currently working full-time. I make a lot of money. And, yet, pure happiness eludes me. The reasons are irrelevant. But, at least, I know the reason can't be found in the size of my bank account.
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Caesura Premium
Hi Stephenavae,

Giving money away is a really good feeling - I do it more an more these days, and it's a life-enhancer, which paradoxically, tends to bring more goodies into your life, whatever you desire.

(I can pm you my bank details if you like, to help you get started! :) )

Caesura ...
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stephenavae Premium
Sure. PM me your bank details. And while we're on the subject, I'll PM you mine. Show me yours, I show you mine.............blah, blah. :=))

We can make each other happy.
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Kyle Premium
These are really awesome goals Stephen, I congratulate you on taking the first step in making them. Take action and be persistent towards achieving these. Make it happen.

You have everything that you need here within the community to get there...EVERYTHING! :)
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oepiekx Premium
I agree, it is not the size of the bank account that's important, but what you do with the money or what purpose of having all this money.
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Money wont give you happiness but if you're like me and feel happy when the one you love are happy, safe and close to you, money are something that are needed to achieve that. Best of luck with your goal!
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Cwodavids Premium
Money doesn't buy you happiness, but it certainly gives you the best chance of achieving it :-)
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Caesura Premium
Hello - I don't have Premium, so can't PM you ;) Prob best not to post my bank details here, though maybe I'd get more donations that way, I may get told off by Kyle :)

If I go for Premium, then I'll let you know!
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NyFl Premium
Thank you for following me.
Good luck on the career and location change.
You will enjoy Panama, but you likely have been there so there is no need to further comment.
Regards,
Niles
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stephenavae Premium
Thanks a bunch :)

Same here :)

Cheers :)

-Steve
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betcha Premium
Hi there, Steve, here's a sweet hello to let you know how thankful I am for our network. Wherever you are in the globe, Happy Thanksgiving! Praying that everything is going well with you.

All the best,
Betcha
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stephenavae Premium
Thanks a bunch Betcha :)

Same here :)

Cheers :)

-Steve
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betcha Premium
You're very welcome, Steve. Enjoy!
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matteone Premium
Hi Steve, thanks for the follow and good luck, wish you the same I wish to myself :D
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stephenavae Premium
Thanks a bunch :)

Same here :)

Cheers :)

-Steve
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Hi Stephenavae, nice to meet you. Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. Thank you for following me. Now, I am following you as well. With my best wishes, Martha.
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stephenavae Premium
Same here Martha :)

All the best to you

Cheers :)

-Steve
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Hello Stephenavae and thank you for the follow. I wish you all the best.
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stephenavae Premium
Same here :)

All the best to you



-Steve
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