FIRE Second Anniversary – Life Wheel Update (2)

This is the second of two posts that detail the eight dimensions on this ‘Life Wheel’ that I developed just before early retiring from MegaCorp two years ago.  It is a long answer to the most common question I get these days: “What do you do to stay busy?” Last week, I covered the first 4 sections of the wheel in this POST.  Today, I … Continue reading FIRE Second Anniversary – Life Wheel Update (2)

First Year of Early Retirement (3) – Work/Money & Family/Friends

This is the third chapter in a series of four posts that look at how our first year in early retirement has gone.  This chapter covers activities related to Family/Friends and Work/Money.  These are two of the busiest areas on my Life Wheel map and have been very satisfying.  (Here are links to the FIRST and SECOND posts of this series) My goal wasn’t to … Continue reading First Year of Early Retirement (3) – Work/Money & Family/Friends

First Year of Early Retirement (2) – Health/Sports & Love/Romance

This is the second chapter in four posts about how we’ve spent our first year of early retirement, which started on April Fool’s Day last year. Click here for last week’s update on Travel/Play & Arts/Creative.  This week, I’m reporting in on two more segments of the Life Wheel: Health/Sports and Love/Romance. I established 13 goals in these two areas and so far, I’ve made … Continue reading First Year of Early Retirement (2) – Health/Sports & Love/Romance

First Year of Early Retirement (1) – Travel/Play & Arts/Creativity

It’s hard to believe that it has been almost a year since I made my FIRE escape from corporate life!  More than anything, people ask me “what are you doing with your time in early retirement”.  Several people have asked me to provide an update on my post last year, when I introduced my “Life Wheel” and talked about the activities I am hoping to … Continue reading First Year of Early Retirement (1) – Travel/Play & Arts/Creativity

FIRE Milestones – “What Are You Going To Do?”

I gave my formal notice for early retirement from MegaCorp to my boss last month.  Everything went great and I thank everyone for all your well wishes.  I will post next week about how it all happened – and how we celebrated that night.  In the meanwhile … I’ll answer the question everyone is asking … When you announce your early retirement, EVERYBODY wants to … Continue reading FIRE Milestones – “What Are You Going To Do?”