Even though I don’t want to retire early, this doesn’t mean I am no longer pursuing financial independence. It’s actually quite the opposite. I am more excited about our pursuit of financial independence because of the complexity of our journey. It’s no longer as simple as finding a balance between work and no work. It’s a journey of self-discovery, dreaming big, working toward goals, re-engineering our life, diving into entrepreneurship, and so much more.
I’m here to pull back the curtain and share how we manage our finances. Most of these practices were already in place before I got involved. Now that I am more aware and involved, I now realize how lucky I am to have a partner who has been so conscientious about our finances. It was Mr. Fioneer who set us up for success from the very beginning.
The vast majority of people in the world have experienced imposter syndrome at some point in their lives. Imposter syndrome is a psychological term referring to an internalized fear of being exposed as a fraud, despite evidence of success. I recently experienced imposter syndrome and have learned new ways to overcome it. Here are four ways you can combat imposter syndrome.
I used to be terrible at setting boundaries at work. In my last job, I was constantly chasing the next promotion and the next pay raise, so I would say “yes” to every request. Within the last year, things have completely shifted for me. I decided to accept a part-time job and have focused on setting appropriate boundaries at work so that I have time and brain space to focus on things in my life that are important to me.
Living in a high cost of living area or urban environment can be very expensive. But it does not have to be. If you are intentional, you can enjoy all of the perks of the great location without sacrificing your long-term aspirations. We’re on our way to achieving financial independence and our location has actually played a big part in that. We believe that living in a high cost of living area has actually allowed us to fast track our journey to FI.
Before pursuing financial independence, there were many things I wanted to do in my life that I didn’t believe were actually possible. After being introduced to financial independence, I’ve realized that the options available in life are so much broader than I ever thought possible. Through the pursuit of financial freedom, I can envision my ideal life, and I can make it happen. Creating a financial independence bucket list is a tangible way to make that happen.