Author Archives: Kevin

FIRE.108 Your Butterfly after Isolation

How will you emerge from your time inside, your lockdown isolation, your quarantine, your cocoon? Did you/are you growing yourself (and your family) into something beautiful upon emergence?  I sure hope you are not the opposite—sitting around depressed at what you cannot do.  Instead look at the opportunities that have arisen while in lockdown: The …Read More

FIRE.107 OShRE

After spending so much time hanging out with FI geared people I feel like the Financial Independence and self-accountability strategy is common and held by many strong people.  I’ve told my story about my FIRE day and how I gave my job to a 63-year-old co-worker who was laid off the previous year.  How they …Read More

FIRE.106 Quarantiners Can’t Be Choosers

Oh, how life is different in the midst of a global—craziness—pandemic.  How the most superficial of our consumer activities change so drastically, causing a dramatic effect on our acquisition of goods (and services). Are we essentially reduced to being beggars locked in our own homes?  I’ve learned to be thankful—so very thankful— that items arrive …Read More

FIRE.105 Giving Differently

I’ve been struggling so much over the past few weeks on how I can help others.  My introverted nature is being overtaken by some force that wants to help others.  This isn’t really abnormal, but much harder to deal with in the shelter-at-home scenario in play. The problem I have is, I want to get …Read More

FIRE.104 FIrus

One week you’re living your normal life—grinding away in a Monday thru Friday, then weekend—repeated routine, then BAM, the new temporary normal begins. I’ve frequently shared the thought of “enjoy each day” with an attempt to bring a little centering to our lives.  The—stop and take a minute to exist in the now— that was …Read More

FIRE.103 Isolation Goals

Make Progress.  Grow.  Learn.  Improve. I’ve decided to take this time of self isolation to improve.  I want to find specific actions I can take to make myself better.  I believe now is a great time to focus on This is an unprecedented opportunity to be forced to concentrate on home-based activities without interruption from …Read More