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Sabbatical 2020: In Which I Take Back My Life

Welcome back to My Early Retirement Journey. I have a lot on my mind at the moment, and this post has been brewing for a while. The initial draft was started earlier in the summer, but the idea of taking time off from work is documented in my personal journal as early as March 2017 …

My Alternatives to Returning to Work After Sabbatical

So for awhile now, I’ve been toying with the idea of taking a sabbatical in 2020. Why not, you say? Well the biggest mental hurdle is that if I waited until 2025, I’d probably be able to FIRE for good. Check out my budget calculations for more details.  I don’t think I’d be able to …

Using Scenes From My Childhood To Figure Out Where To Live Next

Using Scenes From My Childhood To Figure Out Where To Live Next

I have made quite a few lists over the past five years or so of what I wanted out of life and where I wanted to live. Often inspired by a pithy movie quote or reality TV confessional, even the occasional TedTalk or sermon, my quest for self-improvement is long-standing. With this blog though, I’m …