Last fall, Emma requested a 1-month medical leave from work. When I heard about her experience, I knew that I wanted to feature her in a Slow FI interview.
One huge reason we don’t make changes to improve our lives is that our work is such a large part of our identities. When we don’t have a robust identity outside of work, it can keep us stuck. Learn how to disentangle your identity from your work.
Ten years ago, Liz scaled back work significantly. When she scaled back, she had more time for reflection. She found FI, and even though she was making less, they started saving more and working toward FI.
Earlier this month, I turned thirty-five! It felt like a really big milestone, so I decided to reflect back on what I’ve learned in my 35 years on earth. After reflecting, I decided to dig deeper and learn more about the value of reflective practice in our lives.
Many years ago, Corey and I set a goal of traveling to 100 countries. But, working full-time put a damper on our travel goals. How would we ever travel to 100 countries if we only had 3 week of vacation each year? So, we started to pursue FI. If we retired early, we could travel as much as we wanted. Over time, we’ve learned that there are many other options, besides early retirement, that would give us location independence.
This Slow FI interview with Chrissy is unique because she BOTH took a Slow FI path AND retired early. Slow FI and early retirement are not mutually exclusive. In this interview, Chrissy shares how she made intentional decisions to optimize her finances and improve her life.