Spurred by an aspiration to live freely and make decisions based on what you want, rather than what you can afford.


Hi, My name is Vanessa, I'm 26 and live in one of the most expensive housing markets in the world, Vancouver. Vancouver is a gorgeous city with mild winters and perfect for any person with a strong connection to outdoor activities. However while this city's situation is amazing for young people, it's not in any way affordable. 

My goal with this blog is to help everyone who does want to live here to be able to afford it and still live comfortably. The tips and ideas described in this blog can be applied to any city with only minor modifications.

My personal goal is and always will be freedom. Striving towards financial independence no matter what income. I'd like to share my own path, trials and errors, hoping to inspire others to take the leap and achieve their own freedom. Also worth noting that all the photos on Achieving Freedom are all my own work (unless otherwise noted or a portrait of myself).

If you need personalised help please visit my Work with me page to find out how you and I can work together towards your financial goals.

Enjoy your path to freedom!