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Sunday Funnies | Normal Nancy Meets I-Love-It-Lucy!

Welcome back to My Early Retirement Journey. The single girl is at it again. This one took a lot less time than a full Saturday. I guess I’m getting the hang of this creating thing after all. These are scenes inspired by the girl in the cubicle next to me. They like to call people …

10 Ways To Tell You Have Impostor Syndrome (and what to do about it)

We’ve all heard the term impostor syndrome. It was a buzz word a few years ago and still clings to the wall of every women’s studies lecture hall.  But what is it? Basically, it’s the fibromyalgia of workplace dynamics – it primarily happens to women and if you’ve never experienced it, you don’t really believe …

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Sunday Funnies | Getting Thai Food With Immigrant Aunty

Welcome back to My Early Retirement Journey. The single girl is at it again. This one took a lot less time than a full Saturday. I guess I’m getting the hang of this creating thing after all. These are scenes inspired by a recent visit with Aunty MERJ. We have quite the history. In my …

5 Unexpected Lessons from Freeform’s ‘The Bold Type’

One of the shows I thoroughly enjoyed this summer was Freeform’s The Bold Type. The series is available on Hulu and Sling, so if you have access to one of these streaming services, I highly recommend watching it.  I recently binge-watched the second season in two sittings after enjoying season one last summer.  I like …

Sunday Funnies | Life Before and After Blogging

Welcome back to My Early Retirement Journey. Here’s how your life changes after you decide to start a blog. You know it’s true! Share you story and join the conversation! Find the original illustration created on Pixton in case this doesn’t load properly: And in case you missed it: Sunday Funnies | The Life Cycle …

3 Things I Lust For After Watching Netflix’s Terrace House

So if you haven’t yet watched it, the latest season of Netflix’s Terrace House is available for binge watch. It’s in Japanese with English subtitles, and it’s really good. For those of you who miss the original Real World on MTV before it became too naughty and predictably acrimonious for this elder millennial, Terrace House …

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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 …

My Back to School Shopping and Life List

My body is rejecting my current level of inactivity. But obviously, like a human, instead of trying to fix the problem, I’m throwing money at it. I love back-to-school season anyway. It’s a new spring so to speak. Historically, I do better with structure and automation. The less decisions I have to make in any …