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Always thinking!

March 30th, 2018 at 01:52 pm

Hi all! It's been awhile since I've posted. I have financial things running on autopilot, with my usual maintenance. Other life things have kept me ridiculously busy. I just concluded a work project that took about 8 months to complete, along with my extremely heavy normal workload. So thankful it's over! That was really tough. It had me evaluating my life goals (which I do anyway), with some serious thought. I dream of retiring in about 8-9 years, and we are prepared for that. We have diligently saved for retirement, at times 50% of gross income, which was really easy to do before kids. The % has reduced in the last 10 years, but our income has steadily risen. At this time, we contribute 25% of gross to retirement, it has never been less than that. I absolutely love my job. But it is stressful at times. So I'm looking for ways to have it all and be happy...chill out about work, stop the all-or-nothing attitude about work...I can enjoy my life and still work! I think it takes a change in mindset which I've been working on. I used to dream of being bored 😂 I don't even know what that is! But do I really want that? Is it ideal for me? Probably not, as I enjoy being busy, productive, talking with people, doing things I enjoy. Just doing a lot of self reflection lately.

We just recently purchased another residential rental property. We've finished the repairs and upgrades and it's ready to rent. I strongly believe in multiple sources of income, now (to prepare for the future) and into retirement. I also started a fun side business that I'm thoroughly enjoying, but the extra income will be put to good use!

Happy Easter everyone!!!