Hello and welcome to my entrepreneur and personal finance blog!
I started this blog in 2017 as a way to motivate myself to continue chasing my dreams while working a full-time job.
In the past few years, I have successfully paid off $30,000 in student loan debt, started two online businesses, and gone back to school for a master’s degree.
During my senior year of college in 2014, I decided that I wanted to pursue a career as a screenwriter. In fact, my goal was to move back home after graduation and spend all my time writing.
The only problem with that plan was the $30,000 of student debt I had looming over my head and the fact that screenwriting probably wouldn’t make me any money for a long time.
I did what most everyone does after college. I took a full-time (secretary) job. I quickly fell into the post-graduation slump and lifelessly went through the motions of a responsible ‘adult’.
After a few months of dreading my 8am-5pm routine, I embraced my reality, picked myself up, and figured out how to work full-time, pay off my debt, and balance my screenwriting.
Through my full-time job, and a lot of planning a dedication, I was able to save up enough money to pay off my student loan debt in only two years. After that, I decided to keep ruthlessly saving and was able to grow my finances so that I could comfortably start two online businesses: this blog and an Amazon FBA business.
Although screenwriting is still my passion, my priorities shifted as I entered my mid-20’s. I became obsessed with the entrepreneur lifestyle and what it means to dedicate all your spare time to building a business from the ground up.
I always dreamed about being a business owner, but I never really acted on it (aside from selling handmade bracelets in high school!).
Now, I am dedicated to sharing any and all helpful information I can about side hustles, finances, and lifestyle in general. I still squeeze in time here and there for screenwriting even while juggling the businesses, work, and school.
My Husband, Ryan, is a constant support in my life and I hope to one day travel the world with him. He’s the best!
Wedding day, March 23, 2019.
Wedding day, March 23, 2019.
Check out some of my favorite posts:
- 10 Ways to Lose Weight While Working a Full-Time Job
- 10 Tips to Break the Cycle of Living Paycheck to Paycheck
- Travel Seattle On a Tight Budget (And Have the Time of Your Life)
- Small LifeStyle Changes that Affect the Earth in a Big Way (Eco-Friendly Lifestyle)
- How to Successfully Save Money as a Millennial
- How to Make Time for Your Side Hustle While Working Full-Time
- The Ultimate Guide to Balancing Your Job While Pursuing a Side Hustle
- 25 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Early 20’s
- How to Balance Work and School (and Everything in Between)
- A Millennial’s Guide to Figuring Life Out
I created The Life Hunt to inspire and encourage you (and me) on our way to our goals while balancing real life responsibilities and accomplishing our biggest dreams.
Sometimes, all we need is someone to remind us that our dreams were given to us for a reason. We can either squander them or chase them. I choose to chase them.
Let’s do this!
THE LIFE HUNT
My name is Alyssa Hunt and I help busy hustlers work toward their dreams of business success and financial freedom all while managing full-time jobs and daily distractions. Let’s do this!