FIRE.172 7 years

I’m just thinking.  Emotional thinking?  What am I thinking?  Is my time being used (mostly) for what *I* want?

I’ve been typing my random thoughts for SEVEN YEARS now.  Seven years is a long time!


Seven years is longer than I was in college, and that felt like a very, very long time.  I can’t even recall the details of the different classes I took, never mind the information in many of those classes.  Actually, I bet I can’t remember half of the classes/titles.  Now that I think about that, that’s probably not a great statement.  I guess it’s a good thing that my undergrad was only $14k and my MBA about $6k.  I made that money back in my career and the opportunities those degrees allowed me to achieve.

Over Post ?

I should get back on track.  Why did I recognize the significance of this date?  I’m thinking because I’ve spent (used/wasted) a lot of time typing random thoughts onto a black-and-white page.  Over 170 random thought postings, and get this, with over 160 MORE thoughts started.  My content document shows 333 topics listed.  That makes me think 1) I have a lot of thoughts and 2) maybe I should direct that brain power towards something/anything more valuable.

“Valuable?”  Is typing one’s thoughts a valuable exercise?  Is that valuable for me as the typer?  Is that valuable for anyone reading?  Is that valuable for the future of the universe?  (I’m assuming that these 1’s and 0’s will be in the ether as long as we have electricity, or as long as storage–magnetic, optical, solid state–allows.

Break Time ?

I’m reminded of common terms for seven: 7th inning stretch,  7 –year itch, and I have to wonder if those have any implication to my current state of mind? 

Am I wasting my time typing my random thoughts into the interweb?  Does it really take that long to post two thoughts per month?  Two thoughts out of the hundreds of topic ideas I’ve already started?

Is it the best use of my few hundred dollars per year for hosting?  Could I use that money for something better?   Use that money for something more enjoyable?   Use that money for something more productive?

Am I writing this post because I just keep realizing that I just don’t like commitments or schedules, even those that I self-impose?

Wow, that’s a lot of thinking.  I can tell I’m not like my niece who’s pursuing a philosophy degree.  I can’t even imagine thinking more than I already do.  I should conserve–or should I strengthen–my brain power?

If my posts slow down, it’s because I’ve wised up.

*** Nothing in this article is to be construed as financial advice.  I am not a financial planner, nor do I pretend to be.  You should always consult your own professional when seeking advice. This post is not a piece of literary mastery, just a random thought I had.

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