we’re here to document our journey from our current life to our next life. not next life in a metaphysical sense (though we’d be pretty stoked if that’s actually a thing). our next life is when we can decide how we want to spend our days, our weeks, our life energy. when we decide where we want to sleep each night. when we decide to get outdoors, away from screen after screen after screen. when we can stop playing the career game and slow down.
our next life means early retirement, and it’s not just a dream. as of right now, january 2015, we’re about halfway to our financial goals. our target date is december 2017, when we’ll be 41 and 38. saving enough and paying off the mortgage to bring our vision to life has become a near singular focus for us, and we don’t want to forget about this life chapter once we’ve moved onto the new one. hence the blog.
for now we can’t say much about who we are, because if our employers or clients found out, that could jeopardize our plan. but once we’ve made our intentions known, then we’ll stop this whole anonymous charade. in the meantime, we’ll share our vision for our next life, our financial progress, and our adventures along the way.
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This is an incredibly interesting concept. I will be following your journey! Best of luck
Thanks, Magdalena! We appreciate you following along. :-)
Good luck, I’ll be following your exploits as time goes on!
Thanks, Rick! Glad to have you along for the ride. :-)
I just started reading your blog today. It’s really great, it almost matches my plan for early retirement. I am happy to see you guys have almost made it!
Hi Leo — Welcome! :-) How cool that you guys are on a similar path!
Finally made it to the first post almost current on the new ones 10/19/2017, this is my favorite blog, I can’t wait to see your adventures in your upcoming retirement, I will live vicarously through you till I can have my own fire adventures.
I hereby bestow your virtual goal medal! :-D I’m impressed you made it all the way through! Thanks so much for reading and cheering us on — lots more to come. :-)
You did a great job of hitting that December target spot on! And your blog is 6 days older than my son 😂
Indeed! I want to link back to this anytime anyone says that we had OMY syndrome. ;-) Like, just because we saved a little more than our original number, we worked not a day longer than we ever planned to, and I’m all kinds of proud of that. :-D
Also, almost happy birthday to your son!
That’s seriously impressive you pinpointed the month 3 years out. I wouldn’t say you had OMY syndrome, but just that you’re ultra conservative by nature (which I can’t argue with). And thank you!
Oh gosh, you’re welcome! ;-) And glad to rep the (financially) conservative folks out here in the FI movement! ;-)
Most importantly, did you ever figure out who the first commenter was on your now famous blog?
I believe it was either the first one you see on this post, or another comment I seem to recall that is no longer here (not sure why). But I got maybe like 10 comments total in the first few months, so it definitely took a little time to pick up steam! ;-)