After spending 2 years traveling up and down Japan, climbing Mt. Fuji, visiting Tokyo, Skiing, going to the cherry blossom festival and so much more, I was transferred to Camp Pendleton where I was assigned to the security detail for the general of the base. I would do that until my honorable discharge from the Marines.
Within my first week of separating from the Marines, I went to a baseball game with a friend where I met a friend of a friend who was making $250,000 a year as a Mortgage Banker. That week I met with the owner of a Broker shop and got the job. I worked there for 6 months to transfer over to the largest direct lender in Southern California. Within two years I excelled to consistently being in the top 10 Mortgage Bankers out of over 100 Mortgage Bankers. 2007 came around and a colleague asked me to start a financial service company with him. We started with 4 employees. 2 years later we were in a 40,000 sq. ft. building with over 150 employees over 7 departments. We sold that business and due to our non-compete in the U.S., we opened a financial services company in Canada and quickly became the largest company that provided our service in the country.
We sold that business and from there I went into a 1 year depression leaving my house maybe 3 days out of the year soaking in my loneliness. The curtains always closed. I used delivery services for anything I needed. I was depressed because I had given up all of my 20's for money and nothing else. If it wasn't about making money, I wasn't embarrassed to let you know I felt it was pointless. I was a terrible person to everyone in my life. Who I had become hit me all at once. And the worst part was this thing I thought was so important, money, let me down. All the frills that came with money, albeit fun were temporary. I was always chasing because I had no love in my life. I was hollow. One day I read the quote some people are so poor, all they have is money and it HURT.