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Welcome to my Post FI Life

Wow! I never really thought I would be here doing this now. Okay, I really did not think I would have quit my day job and become financially independent at the age of 50. Well, that is not entirely true…

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Vision Board for a Post FI Life

Vision Board for a Post FI Life

Have you ever set up a vision board? Vision Boards can be whatever you want them to be, they can be simple or crazy like mine. Whatever makes you feel inspired. It is a graphical board with quotes and/or photos that helps remind you of what is important in your life.

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Welcome back to the World

Vision Board: Welcome Back to the World

WARNING: This is not a post on alien abductions. Sorry to disappoint, however that would have been fun to write about.

This is my first post in a series of words/sayings/phrases, whatever you want to call them, that I included on my Vision Board. I somehow ended up with 52 sayings that resonated with me and thought that I would try 1 post a week for a year. There must have been a reason why these words struck a chord with me, so I wanted to journal about each of them and see where that takes me. A good project for my second year being FI.

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Year of the Snow Globe

Year of the Snow Globe

Shake it…Shake it…Shake it like a polaroid picture. Snow globes are a little magical world, frozen in time. This is how I feel like our year is going to shake out (pun intended).The Year of the Snow Globe is going to be our theme for 2022, break out of the life rut I am in.

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Retirement Post FI Life

Retirement after 1 Year

Today marks my one year anniversary of quitting my corporate job and retiring from my W-2 Income!!!!!!! I could put a ton of crazy emojis here for my celebration, but thought that might be overkill.
Retirement is such a loaded word, but I put this on my Vision Board and it does hold a lot of weight and meaning for me, so I wanted to take a look at my last year with a little review of:

What I did
What I learned
How I feel about the year

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Wild Wild West Tucson

The Wild Wild West

One of the beautiful things of being financially independent is having flexibility (okay, I also do yoga) of my time. Having retired parents and in-laws allows for us to visit them whenever or wherever they might be. So, that is what we did this past week. We headed to Tucson, AZ to visit my in-laws or I really should say out-laws since we were heading into the Wild Wild West.

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Get Tickets Now

Vision Board: Get Tickets Now!

Travel and get tickets now! Everyone always says when they retire they want to travel. Well…I have to admit, that is top on my list after getting enough sleep. I want to get out of my little bubble and experience the world a little bit for a while. Scott and I decided that this year we were going to say “Yes” to pretty much everything and travel seems to be the thing that is coming up for us right now. So, let’s book our trips and get tickets now!

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5 Ways to a Happy Healthy 2022

5 Ways to have a Happier Healthier 2022

Have your New Year’s Resolutions worn off yet? I know we get super motivated at the beginning of the year to start making changes in our lives, and then the shininess of that for me wears off about 2-3 months in. Here are my 5 Ways to have a Happier Healthier 2022.

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Need to Sleep Post FI Life

Need to Sleep

I am 13 months in from quitting my job and I am still logging in about 10 hours of sleep a night! Boy did I need to sleep!

The Need to Sleep quote stuck out for me when I was creating my vision board. I am surprised that I have not been working for over a year now and my body is still requiring a lot of hours of sleep.

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Top 3 Maui Vacation Highlights

Top 3 Maui Vacation Highlights

What do you think of when you say Hawaii? Walking along an exotic sandy beach with warm water lapping over your feet? Drinking fruity pineapple cocktail drinks under gently swaying palm trees? Snorkeling within volcanic reefs and frolicking with Hawaii’s green sea turtles? Yep, that is how I pretty much think of the islands of Hawaii and it is not too far off the mark. Here are my Top 3 Maui Vacation Highlights.

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Wonder Woman is for the Birds

Wonder Woman is for the Birds

I grew up in the 80’s with Linda Carter being Wonder Woman. I used to twirl around screaming Wonder Wooomaaan and pretending I was Wonder Woman, all the while striking a pose with my gold bracelets. I think Wonder Woman is for the Birds!

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Let's Hit the Road

Let’s Hit the Road

It’s summer and everyone is going on vacation, especially to the National Parks it seems. Forget that gas prices are over $6.00 a gallon in California and pushing into the $7.00 range if you need Premium. Love my Ford Fusion with 170,000 miles! So, Let’s Hit the Road!

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