FIRE.167 Intelligence?

If I could let ChatGPT do the work… Financial Independence Retire Early: Financial independence, retire early (FIRE) is a movement that advocates for saving and investing a high percentage of one’s income in order to achieve financial independence and the ability to retire at a young age. The idea is that by living below one’s …Read More

FIRE.166  Xmas morning…evening

Well, the only thing I opened on Xmas morning was a positive covid test.  Now, less than a week later I am fine, back to 100%.  I only have 18 hours of feeling crappy. This event interrupted my normal drafted programming. Xmas eve (Sat) after a 6-hour long large family gathering I had the chills.  …Read More

FIRE.165 When? If Not Now?

I don’t seem to do all that much in retirement.  I often feel like I am not accomplishing a lot.  I do get all kinds of things done, and even more things started.  I also LOVE my life and the activities I am doing every single day.  But, I wonder, is there more, can I …Read More

FIRE.164 ToDo -> Remember List

Have you heard this before; “I’m so busy not working that I don’t know how I ever had time to work.” Productivity I’ve been thinking about how I keep running out of day before I’m able to complete enough of my ToDo List.  I now wonder if I’m too busy, or if I’m just less …Read More

FIRE.163 Why do I wait?

For as long as I can remember I’ve been trained to defer gratification.  I will think of something(s) I want and then I put these items on my don’t forget list while I fine-tune my requirements, monitor pricing options, and then purchase at what seems like a great time to buy. Vehicles We did this …Read More

FIRE.162 I Hate this Post

There are times when things happen that cause total chaos in our lives. Some unexpected action or issue that throws everything that was flowing along out of control.  It’s not the same as a freeway backup caused by an accident…unless you’re in the accident.  It’s not like a dam bursting and the rushing water flows …Read More

FIRE.161 Lazy or Lazer…Laser

We intentional thinkers and planners spend years and decades thinking and concentrating on our life goals.  We steer our energy toward targeting our life’s happiness.  We create plans and track our progress, we work up alternate scenarios, and we basically use project methodology for our life Yes, we are Laser focused to get to—or toward—our …Read More

FIRE.160 Throttle Down

Following up on my Throttle Up post which included some throttle down thoughts, I then had some whack-a-mole stress (external stress) popping up.  After I wrote about those life moles, it made me think about the times we have to slow down for the upcoming—or immediate—curves of life.  If I were a graphics person I …Read More