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Getting Permanent Mexican Residency

Part One – Obtaining The Visa It’s New Years and with that comes reflection. This weekend I have been reflecting on 2022 and the big events that shaped the year. One of those events was getting our Mexican residency. We were speaking with some new friends on New Year’s Eve that also recently went through…

Retirement Income

Have you ever really thought about how you’ll spend your money in retirement? All I’ve ever heard was, ‘Just take 4% of your net worth’ or something along those lines. I recently read this article by Go Curry Cracker about retirement income and whether or not to include a home’s equity. This topic has me…

Why Be Thankful?

Why be thankful? I mean everywhere we turn we are bombard with terrible news of death, war, and poverty. The thing I try to remember is that as terrible as those things are its our internal mental environment that really matters in being thankful. I’ve talked about my own experiences with mental health issues but…

Our Net Worth

When I started this blog there were questions I had to answer for myself before I could start to write. Questions like why write a blog, what kind of information did I want to talk about technical or emotional, and how personal did I want to get. When it came to how personal did I…

Too Much Change

This year has not gone as I imagined it would but isn’t that life. Honestly if I were given the life I’d imagined 10 years ago, I would have sold myself short. The life I imagined then was a way more basic life than I have today. This doesn’t mean that my life today is…

House Hacking?

I recently blogged about going back to work post-FIRE and mentioned consolidating households. I didn’t realize the strong response I’d get about that. I thought I’d get a stronger reaction to going back to work. Because of the response I thought it appropriate to write a little about us moving in with my mother-in-law. First…

I’m Going Back To Work.

This year has been a year of change. I have said this many times this year. The changes didn’t stop when I retired either. In fact I am announcing to the FIRE world I went back to work last week after five months of no work. I’ll try my best to explain my reasons. The…

Simple But Not Easy

The other day I learned that someone I got sober with several years ago died from an overdose. Though I hadn’t talked to him in years, this came out of the blue and hit me hard. I know the statistic ‘they’ say that nine in ten people won’t stay sober, but damn. It’s made me…

Life Update

Hi Everyone! It’s been a while since I have written anything on the blog so I thought it would be a good idea to give an update. There have been no changes recently. Just continuing to adjust to retirement. This year is definitely a year of adjustment. I am continuing to detox from corporate America.…

First Month of Retirement

I have been retired for a month now. I can’t believe it! Like I said in my first week of retirement post, I am more relaxed and happier.  I have had more time for projects. I have had more quality time with friends. And I have had more time for self-care. The biggest adjustment this…

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