I took this cool picture on a hike with my friend, Russ (also retired), last week in a nearby state park. We took a number of hikes over the last few weeks on day trips away from our metro area – grabbing lunch at little places we came across.
Former colleagues, we both recalled how busy MegaCorp used to be in December. As the last few weeks of the year wound down – and people prepared to take time off for the holidays – meetings would get ‘stacked’ back-to-back-to-back and deadlines would loom large.
Instead of shuffling through MegaCorp priorities, we spent last Monday climbing over ancient boulders and over twisted roots to discover this amazing view. We hiked along the St. Croix Scenic Waterway, explored a 25-foot half-frozen waterfall, and afterward enjoyed a soup/sandwich lunch combo, sitting next to a toasty fireplace in a small town sports bar.
No hurry, no worry.
It was just an ordinary day in early retirement, but such a change from our working days that I thought it worth sharing. If you are on your FIRE journey now, I want you to know how worthwhile the destination is. I want you to know that the sacrifices you are making now to save more, spend less, and plan effectively are SO worth it!
The New Year 2021 is just a few days away.
There’s no better time to redouble your FIRE focus!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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