Getting Started is Always the Hardest Part

When I think about all of the wonderful and insightful blogs that have led me to start up my own, I have have to admit, it’s awfully intimidating. Just getting started is plain difficult. What can I offer that hasn’t already been said by countless others?

I’ll carve out my own little niche in the FIRE (Financial Independence, Early Retirement) space with personal anecdotes sprinkled with fails. You’ll follow along on my journey to abandon that dreaded cubicle.

It’s a simple setup: My job is very rewarding from a paycheck perspective, but not very fulfilling. I figure it’s important to share a few numbers to start out with, to set a baseline of sorts.

  • I’m 43, coming up on 44. A father of twin 3 year-olds, a boy and a girl. And husband to an amazing wife for almost 10 years now.
  • I plan to abandon my cube on March 1, 2020. That’s 1,258 calendar days from today, September 17, 2016.
  • We own and manage four rental properties. These are a catalyst in the grand cubicle abandonment plan!

I hope that in sharing my journey, I can learn from readers who have either already escaped their corporate gig, or are well on their way. What I share here isn’t intended to be unsolicited advice. I’ve sure learned a LOT of helpful tactics from pioneers in the space, including MrMoneyMustache, among others.

I admit, a lot of what will come in future posts is a heavy does of “First World Problems.” I must remind myself always, that humility and gratitude are essential. Sincerity and humor certainly come with the package.

Welcome to the journey!

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