MY Story

Hi! I’m Princess Mae. I’m a woman in tech, a WFH mom of 2 boys, a wife to an ophthalmologist, and a dormant creative. I created this blog to document my journey as I discover and test strategies to make money online, achieve financial independence, and retire early.



So many self-help videos, motivational podcasts, books, quotes, and philosophies exist.

In this blog, I intend to find out what works for me and document my journey to financial freedom and living my ideal life.


princess and this blog

You can. Even if you don’t believe it. Even though it doesn’t feel like it right now. Even in the toughest of times, you can.
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I started this blog in August 2023, while suffering from a bad case of burnout for the past 5 months. I currently feel so lost and insecure. I work as an SEO strategist, I have achieved my desired monthly compensation (in exchange for my time), I’m working from home, have 2 healthy toddlers and a supportive husband, we’re renting an apartment, and have house helpers.

And yet, I don’t know what happened to the person who used to work from 7 AM to 1 AM every day? One day, I woke up unable to work for 4 straight hours without getting distracted. It’s like I’ve been switched off, from superior productivity to the opposite of it.

I intend to find the answer because I don’t have the answer right now. I want to know what will work, and use myself as a test subject to find out how to actually overcome something like this. I know I’m speaking from a privileged point of view. I am grateful for how far I’ve come. It came with a lot of grinding, self-studying, and believing in myself. And all of that is gone. Poof. And I have no idea why, which is frustrating.

I figured there must be other people like me, but they are afraid to ask for help or share what they are going through for fear of rejection and invalidation. Like me, they are also probably afraid of being branded as “ungrateful” or “lazy” or “irresponsible.” They are also probably questioning themselves, “why am I like this?” “what happened to me?”

And they are also most probably looking for answers in motivational videos, blogs, podcasts, books, good food, rest, vacation, coffee, and exercise… but nothing seems to be working. I know, I’m currently there.

To the doubters, please know that we don’t want this either. We can’t just “snap out of it” because we would’ve done it long ago if only it were that easy.

Here’s my journey from Point A to Point B.

My Vision

To inspire other people to live their lives intentionally, a life they designed, a life they are proud of.

I hope my journey will help others feel heard and inspire them to not give up on themselves.



When you think about it, my ideal life is simple. It’s the life of any other mom and wife. But with passive income equivalent to at least our monthly expenses, which is rare in today’s economy.


what i want to achieve

Here are the milestones I want to achieve in my personal life. And I intend to achieve these in 10 years from 30 to 40 years old (2023-2033).


Be able to live and work anywhere.

  • work from home
  • work from anywhere
  • work anytime
  • high-value skill

Get a monthly passive income to cover our monthly expenses (lean FIRE).

  • Money working for me (dividends)
  • Business working for me
  • Profitable Fx trading

A life where working is optional & I control my time. That is fat FIRE.

  • Work on things I enjoy just because
  • Living my ideal day every day