Planning for the Future

Plan­ning for the hazy “some­day” of the future is tough. It’s like peer­ing into the mists of a fog­gy morn­ing. Shapes are indis­tinct and intim­i­dat­ing until you get close enough to rec­og­nize the giant shad­ow is an oak tree. I’m peer­ing into the fog­gy future, but I can’t make out what those loom­ing shapes are. Peo­ple keep … Read more

Early Retirement: Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but…

Today’s guest post comes cour­tesy of the Ear­ly Retire­ment Dude. If you fre­quent the /r/financialindependence sub­red­dit, you might rec­og­nize him as a cool mod known as ER10years_throwaway! He FI/ER’d in 2005 at the ripe old age of  36. He made a very insight­ful com­ment and I asked him to expand upon it in a guest post. Take it away, … Read more

Career and Life Update Jan 2017

I had a rev­e­la­tion. A new out­look on life, as it may be. I’m going to do that sneaky thing though and make you wait to find out what it is until you get to the end. For­tu­nate­ly for you, it’s a quick update on how my career and life are going over­all. It’s been almost 2 months since I start­ed … Read more

Career Update: Hurry Up and Wait

The last two weeks at work have all fol­lowed an eeri­ly sim­i­lar pat­tern: Get into work Make break­fast (instant oat­meal and tea) Attend dai­ly standup meet­ing Make anoth­er cup of tea Write blog posts/Twitter/Reddit Play bags More inter­net Eat lunch More inter­net Chat with cowork­ers More inter­net Leave work I’m not say­ing I’m bored, but … Read more