I Got A Promotion and I Feel… Sad

Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems The financial independence mindset has changed the way I see so many situations. Before this year, my goal was always to earn more money and move up on the organization chart. I wanted my job title to signify importance, I was all about climbing the ladder just to feel better aboutContinue reading “I Got A Promotion and I Feel… Sad”

Rethinking Holiday Gifts on Valentine’s Day

This is the first holiday that our family will be spending with our newfound look on life and consumerism. Let’s go back to a few weeks ago when the husband and I talked about our budget for the year. We’d just calculated our annual cost of living, which comes in at around $53,000 per year.Continue reading “Rethinking Holiday Gifts on Valentine’s Day”

Living My Best Life BEFORE I Reach Financial Independence

I’m not waiting until my FIRE date to do the work I love.  So often, the story of someone on the other side of FIRE-dom consists of a person in a well-paying but unfulfilling job working hard for around a decade until they reach FI, then they retire, and start to do passion projects partContinue reading “Living My Best Life BEFORE I Reach Financial Independence”