I recently decided to have surgery on my foot after living with pain for FOUR years. I’ve tried every conservative approach, and now I’m ready to take the next step. Why? Because my health is just as important as time or money.
Our plan to reach FI is not to deprive ourselves to build up a nest egg so that we can relax later. We are not looking to not work or sit on a beach for 50-60 years. Instead, this journey is about lifestyle design, freedom, flexibility and security. We plan to take very intentional actions so that we can adjust our lifestyle along the way. Here’s a detailed look at what our plan currently looks like 4 years into our journey.
My writing class prompted me to reflect on this question, “What is the biggest obstacle you’ve ever faced?” My first thought was the severe anxiety I experienced in 2018. Upon reflection, I realized that this was only one part of an even bigger obstacle: that I didn’t believe I deserved to be happy.
Last year, we spend more than double what we spent in 2020. And, we felt great about it. Why? Because it was intentional. We’ve learned what intentional spending really means, and it isn’t what we used to think.
2021 was a big year! I quit my job and became a full-time entrepreneur. We took a campervan adventure around New England and, afterward, decided to buy our own campervan! In this post, we walk through how all of these decisions impacted our finances in 2021.
In 2021, I finally hit my strike with goal setting. Over the last 3 years, I’ve done a lot of work to shift my mindset, dream bigger, and build a strong community of support. Now, I want to share what I learned with you.