September 2019 FIRE Update + Worries about the Future (dun dun dun!)

The usual and downs of the market are making it seem like I’m not getting anywhere, but every little bit added helps get me closer to the magical number… However, recently I have been thinking seriously about the future… like, big depressing things. With the horrors of ecological damage and societal upheaval that are likely to come as a result of climate change, what will … Continue reading September 2019 FIRE Update + Worries about the Future (dun dun dun!)

Career Intermission: A Faux Sabbatical

Welp, I did it. I left my fancy, supposedly “envy-inducing” job.

No, I am still not at my FI number. In fact I still have an annoyingly long slog ahead of me.

But I realized that at the moment I can’t stomach another year of being stuck in an office, especially when my morals are pulling me in the opposite direction. Continue reading Career Intermission: A Faux Sabbatical

April 2019 FIRE Update (+ The Psychological Benefits of FI)

It has been just under two years since I started my aggressive push towards FI, and it is nice to see some gains again after the rocky end of 2018.  I have also begun to notice some of the psychological benefits of saving for FIRE become more apparent over the past few months. While I am still quite a ways away from my lofty goal, … Continue reading April 2019 FIRE Update (+ The Psychological Benefits of FI)